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5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling yet dark experience in to the last stronghold of Mankind,
Dmitry Glukhovsky has done it again, creating another story which grabs on to the reader and places them in the book, unlike the first book (Metro 2033) the story begins at a slower pace, easing newer readers in to the story without alienating them so newer readers will not have many issues keeping up.

The book is a must have for all post-apocalyptic reading...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Stick to original 2033 version
"Metro 2034" is sequel to "Metro 2033" apocalyptic novel written by Russian writer Dmitry Glukhovsky. The title of the book is referring to the Moscow Metro system, year is 2034 (one year after the original book took place) and mankind had nearly wiped itself out in a nuclear war more than 20 years ago.

As I wrote in prequel review, lot of...
Published 9 months ago by Denis Vukosav


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3.0 out of 5 stars Stick to original 2033 version, 30 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Metro 2034 (Kindle Edition)
"Metro 2034" is sequel to "Metro 2033" apocalyptic novel written by Russian writer Dmitry Glukhovsky. The title of the book is referring to the Moscow Metro system, year is 2034 (one year after the original book took place) and mankind had nearly wiped itself out in a nuclear war more than 20 years ago.

As I wrote in prequel review, lot of things had changed in this apocalyptic world but some remained the same, 20 years passed but Cold War in this small world is still raging.
Survivors of nuclear disaster have taken refuge in the subway system, settled into the various stations, which are now representing small Greek-like polis (countries), each with its own government, atmosphere, rules and political ideals.

Main character from original book, Artyom, is practically not mentioned at all, although there are some references to happenings from the first book. But one other character from previous book is back, Hunter, who became so damaged person, although it's not stated clearly what happened to him during last year. What we see is him becoming a killing machine without feelings, it seems like he just wants to kill, making up excuses in order to do just that.

Beside Hunter, three most important characters are Homer, Leonid and first important female character, Sasha. Homer is an old man, wannabe writer, selected by Hunter to follow him on the quest. Homer would rather stick with his wife whom he says he loves then go to this suicidal mission, but on the other hand all his life he was trying to write something and finally he sees this journey as opportunity to find inspiration.

Leonid is a skilled musician who has only one thing on his mind, seducing Sasha. Although his motives are clear, book part which describes their mutual looking for a mythical city under Moscow is not well written. Sasha is a girl found by other main characters right before she is about to be killed off by some bad guys. She falls in love with Hunter, but her love cannot be returned.

It should be fair to say, although lot of violence and gore is still present, an atmosphere of suspense from first book is almost completely gone. The book starts good, for some parts great atmosphere from original is still present but the last part of the book wasn't good at all. Characters are even more unclear than in some parts of original even Metro itself seems like not such good setting anymore.

Metro 2034 is not so interesting book as its prequel, trying to elaborate and give some more details about part of Metro which wasn't pictured in original but lacking suspense and whole atmosphere. If you didn't read Metro 2033, please do. This book I only recommend to those who already read original and want to know some more details about post-apocalyptic Moscow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling yet dark experience in to the last stronghold of Mankind,, 13 May 2014
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Dmitry Glukhovsky has done it again, creating another story which grabs on to the reader and places them in the book, unlike the first book (Metro 2033) the story begins at a slower pace, easing newer readers in to the story without alienating them so newer readers will not have many issues keeping up.

The book is a must have for all post-apocalyptic reading fans and anyone want to get in to this genre
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful and Exciting., 29 April 2014
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A smooth transition from 2033 to 2034. This you have got to read. It was as if I was part of the action. Not the usual post apocalyptical narrative. The main characters are trully believeable in this fight for survival. The monsters are always in the shadows, waiting, watching..... I was left wondering when I was next. An excellent translation of a superbly different slant on survivability.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not great, 22 Aug. 2014
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Seemed to be a bit of a muddle plot wise, characters were shallow and no real sense that a great disaster was happening, nothing seemed to link up like the first book. Also a lot of content that seems irrelevant and to me seemed like filler for a disappointing book. Read the first book dont bother with this one. Nice to see the star of the first book has been reduced to phone operator.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good book, some flaws., 5 Mar. 2015
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A good sequel to Metro 2033. A small issue is the occasional bout of sexism in the text. A small issue but otherwise a very good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Speedy delivery and great price too, 25 Dec. 2014
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Present brought for my son and he loves it, thank you. Speedy delivery and great price too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Feb. 2015
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Overall a great read and a perfect book for post apocalyptic/horror fans. A must own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant "Sequel" to a brilliant book., 21 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Metro 2034 (Hardcover)
(Sequel is in quotations because its doesn't follow on from the story in Metro 2033) After reading 2033 for the 4th time I didn't think much could beat its story and character(s), especially not it's sequel. I was completely wrong. 2034 is one of the best books I have ever read; it is very well written with characters I became attached to very quickly.
I pre-ordered the book and it was delivered on the day of release, and the next 5 hours were given to it entirely (it's not a short book, I just read quite quickly).
It's very emotional. We're 2033 concentrated on Artyoms journey through the metro, with a single motive and view, 2034 has two view points, Homer and Sasha, and is mainly driven by their emotions.
Fans of the horror/action type franchise that 2033 appealed to might not like this as much, but its definitely a book worth reading, and definitely one of the best post-apocalyptic stories out there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Jan. 2015
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Great squel to Metro 2033, highly recommended to all post apocalyptic fiction fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 Dec. 2014
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So pleased to finally get an English version
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