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METRO 2033
METRO 2033: The cult bestseller behind the METRO LAST LIGHT and METRO 2033 video games | Dmitry Glukhovsky
The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. Artyom was born in the last days before the fire. Having never ventured beyond his Metro Station-City limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. His journey takes him from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where his actions will determine the fate of mankind. BURIED. ALIVE. It is now two decades since the planet was convulsed by the Final War, which flashed across the continents, engulfing all of them in an instant, to close the final chapter in our history. Deployed in this war, the most advanced inventions and greatest discoveries of the human genius drove the human race back into caves, submerging civilization forever in the impenetrable gloom of a final Dark Age. Nowadays, in the year 2033, no one can recall any longer what triggered the hostilities. Absurd. But if you think for a moment, what does it matter who started it? Those who unleashed the war were the first to die... And the inheritance they left to us was a smoldering ember that used to be called the Earth. The entire world lies in ruins. The human race has been almost completely exterminated. Even cities that were not totally demolished were rendered unfit to live in by the radiation. And the rumors say that beyond the city limits lie boundless expanses of scorched desert and dense thickets of mutated forest. But what really is there, no one knows. The airwaves are empty, and when the few radio operators who are left tune in for the millionth time to the frequencies on which New York, Paris, Tokyo and Buenos Aires once used to broadcast, all they hear is a dismal howl. More than twenty years have passed since the day when the final plane took off. Railroad tracks, corroded and pitted with rust, now lead nowhere. The great construction projects of the age were transformed into ruins without ever being completed and the skyscrapers of Chicago and Frankfurt were reduced to rubble. The historic districts of Rome lie smothered in moss and fungus, the Eiffel Tower, gnawed through by reddish-brown leprosy, has snapped in half. And the weeds of fiction and fantasy are flourishing on the memory of humankind's former glory. It is only twenty years since the war ended before it had even begun. But in those twenty years the world has changed beyond all recognition. The planet has new masters now, and the human race is condemned to huddle in burrows, consoling itself with memories. The radiation and viruses with which some human beings attempted to eradicate others have brought new creatures into the world. And now they rule by right over the desolate Earth. The mutants are far better adapted to this new world than human beings. The human era is almost over...The novel that gave birth to the video games 'Metro 2033' and 'Metro: Last Light' The breathtaking original story that inspired both the METRO 2033 and METRO: LAST LIGHT video games! An international bestseller, translated into 35 languages. Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands. In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth's surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.
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Dazen
Metro 2033 | Dmitrii Glukhovskii
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Sehr gut und spannend 👍

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Erofan
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2

@JessClark78 , I know you have many beautiful covers! 😁

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LiljaPleasant
Metro 2033 | Dmitrii Glukhovskii
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I heard quite a lot about this series. Some time ago I finally bought book one and now i read it...
And I LOOOVE it.
If I hadn't so many books on my tbr pile, I would run to the next book store and buy all the other books in the series amd metroverse.
Buuuut now it has to wait at least til november... 😥

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LiljaPleasant
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I love #audible
Audiobooks are just sooooo practical ☺
7 hours in the book and I enjoy it a lot!

#augusttbr #metro2033 #audiobook

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LiljaPleasant
Metro 2033 | Dmitrii Glukhovskii
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Do you plan your monthly reading?
I love writing lists! 😍
I still have to finish one of my books for this month. Let's see if my ducklings allow it 😅

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Rubanite
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While a slow read metro 2033 is a frightening imagination the post apocalypse not often seen in western writing brought to life by Glukovskys phenomenal world building and atmosphere.

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Frau_Sorge
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1069 pages of my beautiful, illustrated, hard cover edition. Pure joy.

michellelav Wow, thats so cool!! Beautiful art work. My boyfriend's read the series a few times so im going to be starting shortly! 📚 2mo
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Metro 2033 is post-apocalyptic goodness! I listened to the audio book and narrator Rupert Degas did a fantastic job with all the different voices and varying Russian accents. He perfectly sets the mood and differentiates the characters. Most of the action takes place in the Russian Metro subway after a war leaves the surface unlivable. It helped me to print a map of it to follow the journey of the protagonist Artyom.

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As it was said for the #agameoffavorites tag, if you haven't got a Local Author; you can post an author you'd like to try. Well, I'd like to try the Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky.

Metro 2033 is set in the Moscow Metro, where the last survivors hide after a global nuclear holocaust. It has two sequels, Metro 2034 and Metro 2035.

So it basically sounds like my cuppa tea! 🤓

@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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#book #postapocalyptic #horror

MStew I wanna read this 1y
MStew 😍😍😍😍😍😘😘 1y
trioxin_sematary @meghan2714 lover dover read, it's a date! 😘😘😗 1y
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MStew @trioxin_sematary your my lover dover 😗 1y
panoramix I liked it. Its supposedly YA, although I couldn't tell. It's got some weak spots, especially towards the end if I remember correctly, but nothing huge. Haven't gotten around to the sequels. 1y
panoramix And you guys are cute 👍 1y
MStew @panoramix thanks 😄😄! 1y
trioxin_sematary @panoramix thanks dude! 👍☺ ..also, thanks for the feedback; I'm glad it's as good as it's made out to be! 😎👌 1y
Moony It's a long book but it is very good and interessting. You have to read it. 🙂😉 1y
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Librarian199509
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I'm not sure what I feel about this book. The translation is a little clunky but the narrative can be a bit info dumpy as well. Combined means there are entire chunks of just really boring passages. That said I can see why they made a video game out of it and how that video game is popular. #russianscifi #dystopian #barelyapick

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Being friends with a bookworm means all my friends are getting books for Christmas 😁📚🎅

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tricours
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Ugh, all big Russian novels turn into slow reads for me... and my Kindle keeps losing the current location in this one, so that hardly helps! #slowread #readjanuary

BookishTrish I DNF that one 3y
tricours @BookishTrish it is a bit boring, isn't it? 3y
Laalaleighh I once put this picture on my boyfriends fb wall with the caption "this is you". He still loves me. 3y
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Texreader Perfect pic for today's topic!!! 3y
tricours @Laalaleighh it's quite fitting for my bf too 😬 3y
Laalaleighh @tricours he's currently asleep after reading one page in the last 1/4 of sleeping giants. I read that book in one sitting. Idk how he does it. 3y
tricours @Laalaleighh Mine doesn't even read, unless it's related to Rolex or Patek Philippe watches... 3y
Laalaleighh @tricours 😂 maybe you could get him a book about a watchmaker haha 3y
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Lilitherat
Metro 2033 | Dmitrii Glukhovskii
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Finally organised my shelves, unfortunately couldn't fit everything in them

I-read-and-eat Pretty 😍 3y
Kalalalatja Looks great! 👌 3y
kspenmoll 👏😊 3y
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LauraBeth Looks good! 👏👍 3y
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 3y
stacybmartin Those are gorgeous! 😍 3y
jessdean 😍📚😍📚😍📚 3y
LauraBrook Looks lovely! 3y
MyNamesParadise Omg it's beautiful!! I want it!! 3y
Gissy So pretty!!! ❤👍 3y
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BookishTrish
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#ReadingGoals Tackle the bedside table TBR

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MatteInk
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I enjoyed the story, but in the Italian version there were several problems with translation; that made the reading less fluent and pleasant

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betta_c1309
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Eight day of the #photoadaychallenge for #AllHallowsRead --today is #recommendsday.
It's hard to choose just one book... So I've picked two.
The most famous one is Stephen King's The Shining; the other is a Russian sci-fi book I loved when I read it earlier this year, set in a future where the population of Moscow lives underground inside the city's metro tunnels and stations because the surface has become too dangerous for human life.

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tricours
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My new reading view from the sofa in our new house. I've finally settled down enough to read a bit!

RanaElizabeth Congrats on the new digs! Finally feeling settled is so good. 3y
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tricours
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tricours
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This book is actually creepy, way more creepy than some books that pass as "horror", so I think this one is also a part of #scaretober! Also, look at the length of this thing!

ValerieAndBooks I love the looks of the Cyrillic alphabet even though I only know about 5 words (my daughter is a ballet dancer and thus was always surrounded by Russian teachers who display show posters in Cyrillic in their studios) 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Will look for a translation! I read Russian like a toddler and understand nothing 😳 3y
tricours @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com I think it shouldn't be very difficult to track down in English, it's quite famous! Have you studied Russian? 3y
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tricours @ValerieAndBooks I like how even and level it is, but printed Russian books can also end up looking a bit childish if the print is too big 😉 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I think "studied" is too gracious. I tried to learn on my own with textbooks and audio classes. The best I can still retain is "Two beers, please!" I had lofty ambitions but very little skill! 3y
tricours @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com oh, so you're a language learner? I also started with Russian on my own (ages ago), but I was pretty tenacious and stuck with it 😁 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Youre my new hero. Maybe I should try again?! Knowing it's actually possible . . . 🤔🤓 3y
tricours @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com 😃 Plus it opens so many doors! I've read books in Ukrainian (and lived in Kiev), Bulgarian and Polish. Very slowly, but still. And I worked with medieval Slavic and Russian manuscripts for two years. So it was a hobby that paid off! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😮 THAT'S SO COOL!! 3y
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tricours
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I've been looking forward to reading this for a while now, at the same time being a bit reluctant since 1) this is LONG and 2) my reading speed in Russian is that of a five year old, but it seems very promising! It really helps being familiar with the Moscow and St Petersburg metro systems since especially the Scandinavian but also most European ones just can't be compared to them, neither in depth nor fanciness.

Aleida Let us know how it is. Has it been translated to English? 3y
tricours @Aleida oh yes! It has been translated to lots of languages! 3y
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BookishTrish
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These bad boys #somethingforseptember

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