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Rio Mississípi, 1857. Abner Marsh, respeitável mas falido capitão de barcos a vapor, é abordado por um misterioso aristocrata de nome Joshua York que lhe oferece a oportunidade única de construir o barco dos seus sonhos. York tem os seus próprios motivos para navegar o rio Mississípi, e Marsh é forçado a aceitar o secretismo do seu patrono, não importando o quão bizarros oRio Mississípi, 1857. Abner Marsh, respeitável mas falido capitão de barcos a vapor, é abordado por um misterioso aristocrata de nome Joshua York que lhe oferece a oportunidade única de construir o barco dos seus sonhos. York tem os seus próprios motivos para navegar o rio Mississípi, e Marsh é forçado a aceitar o secretismo do seu patrono, não importando o quão bizarros ou caprichosos pareçam os seus actos. Mas à medida que navegam o rio, rumores circulam sobre o enigmático York: toma refeições apenas de madrugada, e na companhia de amigos raramente vistos à luz do dia. E na esteira do magnífico barco a vapor Fevre Dream é deixado um rasto de corpos... Ao aperceber-se de que embarcou numa missão cheia de perigos e trevas, Marsh é forçado a confrontar o homem que tornou o seu sonho realidade....

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Sonho Febril Reviews

  • Reading Corner
    2018-11-08 17:18

    Fevre Dream uses a blend of historical fiction and mythology to create an exciting vampire story that deviates from the others.The protagonist, Abner Marsh,a renowned steamboat captain is approached by Joshua York who desires Marsh's help in creating the perfect steamboat.Of course Marsh agrees as his goal is to outrace the biggest and best steamboats on the river.However, his goal is stunted as York has plans of his which intertwine with his aims for his people, as he is a vampire.The plot is riveting as I found myself asking a lot of questions and anticipating what was going to happen next.The setting was fascinating as the story mainly takes place on the steamboat and is where the historical element comes into the play.Parts of the novel were a bit weak where the plans were just incredibly dumb and obviously not going to work.Also, towards the end this got a bit annoying as their mistakes just became repetitive.Most of the characters are well written,especially Marsh who is humorous and entertaining whereas York is intriguing and mysterious.The villain was a little overdone as he lacked cause for doing things and quickly became predictable.As a whole the story is gripping and the writing is good.I haven't read many vampire novels but this one is definitely different to what I've watched and read.Fevre Dream is definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of horror or paranormal.

  • Bookdragon Sean
    2018-11-06 22:23

    Abner March looks strangely like George R.R Martin. They are both overweight men. They both have long beards and wear sea captain’s hats. I’m not sure who came first. Perhaps Martin modelled the character off of his own appearance or perhaps he liked his creation so much that he was compelled to try the style himself. It’s a little bit weird really, though the book is still quite good even if the protagonist is somewhat laughable in his resemblance of his creator.This is the French cover:They just look very similar.A tub full of bloodGeorge R.R MartinAbner Marsh is a steamboat captain and he, quite naturally, longs for a majestic steamer that will outpace all others. But, he has no money. Conversely, Joshua York is a very, very, rich man who needs a boat to help him conduct his nocturnal lifestyle. He lacks the skills of the trade, so the two pair up. They provide the other with what he lacks though creating a mutually beneficial friendship. Abner gets his boat and Joshua gets his hideout; they both win. Well, not entirely because Joshua has a dark past. His is a vampire. I think he is characterised superbly in this; he is strong and intense, but at the same time he is open and capable. With his dark powers he could carry out great evil, if he so chose, but he has transcended the limitations of his body and become a morally superior being in the process. He has devised a way to satisfy his thirst without harming anyone. He is a good vampire rather than the demonic blood sucking maniacs that infest this world. And when these said maniacs begin to sniff around Abner’s boat, the two friends have their dreams crushed. So much for a lovely steamboat adventure, the very walls turn red in the action.A pointless bad guyNow here comes the book’s massive hindrance. Its antagonist, Damien Julien, is an ancient vampire and his ethos is in direct contrast to Joshua’s. He loves blood and he doesn’t care who he tears open to get it. The man’s practically a god. He’s top of the food chain. He can have what he wants when he wants it. He is a typical vampire; he is dark and brooding, but he is also fundamentally flawed. He has no reason to exist. As he himself admits, he has no reason for anything. He just does it because he can. I think for him to be a more effective and dramatic opponent of Joshua’s, he needed to have a dark motive or a hidden evil that drove him. At the moment he has no reason to do anything. I found him to be completely disappointing. He had no drive or passion even to do evil. He just does it. The character could have been so much more than he was. I’d rather he was just a basic evil architype than this. It would have been better if he just wanted to rule the world or something. At least that way, he would have a reason to get out of bed at night (see what I did there!) Joshua and Abner were well rounded characters whose actions actually had a reason. They saved the book in my estimation even if the final conflicts were a little bit flat. It should have been a battle of polar opposites.A good three stars

  • Bradley
    2018-11-14 17:24

    The year is 1982 and while there have been a ton of traditional vampire novels floating about, the big twist in the vampire industry hasn't quite come about yet with Interview... or has it? Enter Fevre Dream, taking this our darkest mirror to our humanity and turning him into something tragic and noble and throwing him into a Mark Twain novel.What? Mark Twain? Oh yeah, steamboats, 1857, we've got 15 mile an hour races and chases and deeply disturbing looks at what makes men monsters and what makes monsters into men. Hate being a cow or a slave? Hate being a slave to your baser instincts, and have you decided never to simply give into them, unlike so many others? How heroic. :) Of course, this came out a good deal before our current glut and, at least to me, it marks a sudden and fantastic development in the whole field.Sure, we might have had some sympathy for the original Dracula, just as we have sympathy for the Devil, but the heroes were much more often outside of the curse. And up till now, Vampires were still just the expression of truly base humanity, not worth much redeeming. So this human aspect is truly excellent in the tale, but don't let me downplay the real gem here: steamboats. Total immersion in the world. Totally cool. I never guessed that chugging along at 8 miles per hour could be so exciting! But of course, that's all due to a master storyteller. :) GRRM has been around for a long, long time, practicing a very fine craft. We really shouldn't forget that. :)

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2018-11-11 19:32

    Fevre Dream، c1982, George R.R. Martin عنوان: رویای تب‌ آلود؛ نویسنده: جورج آر.آر. مارتین؛ مترجم: میلاد فشتمی؛ تهران، بهنام، 1392؛ در 519 ص؛ شابک: 9789645668875؛ موضوع: داستانهای ترسناک از نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م،داستان این رمان در روزهای نخست سال 1857 در امتداد رود می سی سی پی رخ میدهد. بسیاری این رمان را یکی از سه رمان خون آشامی برتر تاریخ نامیده اند. رمان نخستین بار در جهان به سال 1982 توسط انتشارات پوسیدون به چاپ رسیدمتن: رستوران با آن چلچراغ‌های باشکوه، مبلمان برنجی، رومیزی‌های کتان و ظروف چینی و کریستال؛ تقریباً به بزرگی و زیبایی سالن اصلی یک کشتی بخار بود. در طول روز احتمالاً تمام میزها پر از مشتری بودند، ولی اکنون سالن خالی و بیشتر چراغ‌ها خاموش بود. مارش با خود فکر کرد که قرار ملاقات در نیمه‌ شب حداقل این خوبی را داشت که دیگر نیازی نبود به تسلیت‌ها و همدردی‌های ملوانان دیگر گوش کند. در نزدیکی در آشپزخانه دو کارگر سیاه‌پوست آرام مشغول صحبت بودند. مارش بی‌توجه از کنارشان گذشت و به سمت انتهای سالن ـ جایی که غریبه‌ ای خوشپوش تنها مشغول صرف غذا بود ـ حرکت کرد. غریبه احتمالاً صدای پایش را شنیده بود، ولی بدون اینکه سرش را بلند کند، همچنان به خوردن سوپ لاک‌پشت ادامه می‌داد. کت بلند مشکی‌ اش به وضوح نشان می‌داد که ملوان نیست. احتمالاً از اهالی شرق بود و یا حتی یک خارجی. هیکل درشتی داشت، اما به تنومندی مارش نبود. در همان حالت نشسته هم به نظر می‌رسید که قدبلند باشد، با این حال مطمئناً از مارش کوتاه‌تر بود.؛ ...؛ ا. شربیانی

  • Dirk Grobbelaar
    2018-11-12 22:29

    Yet another interesting spin on the Vampire mythos, Fevre Dream is a delightfully atmospheric historical horror-drama. It skirts dangerously close to the boundary between Horror and Urban Fantasy, but it still manages to stir up some legitimate scares. This is George R.R. Martin, after all, and one or two of the more disturbing scenes will likely echo with you for an uncomfortable space of time.That night he dreamt. In his dreams he was dark and graceful, elegant and predatory. It was always night in his dreams, and he roamed the streets of New Orleans beneath a full, pale moon.That said, it isn’t a scare-a-minute story this. There’s a lot of build up here. The characters are colourful and well presented, but there isn’t much in the sense of progression. You’ll find yourself more than a little frustrated when the protagonists fail to follow through on obvious solutions and when, a 100 pages or so later, the status quo is exactly the same. In fact, fully half the book consists of what can only be described as an impasse… or stalemate. Through the dark he stalked them, gliding soundlessly over the brick sidewalks, hearing their frantic footsteps and their panting.Fortunately, this isn’t an oversight on the author’s part. The frustration Martin generates with his story is integral to the plot, but it does make for some uneasy reading. There are also some parallels drawn between slavery and the Vampire “culture” (for lack of a better word). If this doesn’t make sense, you need to read the book.The night was his, and all the nights forever, and the red thirst was on him.The title of the book, which also happens to be the name of a Steam Boat featuring prominently in the story, is rather apt. The story has a feverish quality to it, as if everything is being filtered through your drug of choice. It’s good stuff, but it straddles a precarious line between Horror, History and Fantasy. I’m not sure whether this will appeal to everyone, but I will definitely recommend it.I read the Fantasy Masterworks edition.When he woke from the dream, he was hot and fevered, and his sheets were wet.4 StarsRead as part of the must-read agreement with my wife

  • Kostas Papadatos
    2018-11-04 16:21

    Όχι βιβλίο, ούτε καν πόστ στο Twitter δεν είχα διαβάσει από τον George R.R. Martin. Λάθος μου. Κάποια στιγμή μάλιστα θέλησα να ξεκινήσω τη τηλεοπτική σειρά "Game of Thrones" αλλά προτίμησα να κατεβάσω τις περιπέτειες του «Μπόλεκ και Λόλεκ» και του «Πρίγκιπα του Bel Air» (απορώ γιατί δεν κατέβασα και τις «Βαβουροπατάτες»).Ξέφυγα. Το όνειρο του Μισισιπή ήταν συναρπαστικό και ίσως το καλύτερο βιβλίο που διάβασα μέσα στο 2017.Ο καπετάνιος Άμπνερ Μαρς που έχασε τον στολίσκο του από την παγωνιά, δέχεται μια απροσδόκητη πρόταση από τον περίεργο και πάμπλουτο αριστοκράτη Τζόσουα Γιόρκ. Μαζί κατασκευάζουν το Φίβερ Ντριμ, το μεγαλύτερο ποταμόπλοιο και ξεκινούν ένα ταξίδι γεμάτο περιπέτεια στα νερά του Μισισιπή.Όμορφη ιστορία που μπερδεύει με εξαιρετικό τρόπο το ρεαλιστικό και το φανταστικό στοιχείο.Σίγουρα αξίζει την προσοχή σας.

  • Vincent Ribaya
    2018-11-05 21:29

    I believe all authors have a certain piece of work that sadly doesn't get its due credit. For George R.R. Martin, that book would most probably be Fevre Dream.I personally enjoyed this novel, and though preoccupied with a Transition Camp for medical school, I managed to finish it throughout my 2-night stay at that camp. The book was quite fast-paced, and there are a few parts in the plot which I think could've been longer - but it all worked out quite nicely.Many would claim Fevre Dream was a feeble attempt made by George R.R. Martin to reinterpret the vampire novel just as the Children of the Forest was his reinterpretation of what would be Elves, or just as the Others was a reinterpretation of what would be frost/ice Sidhe from A Song of Ice and Fire. Though, just like the Children of the Forest and the Others, I personally think the master of modern fantasy - George R.R. Martin - did his reinterpretation went quite well.I find the book highly underrated. Many critics and reviewers gave the book relatively low ratings most probably because they were expecting something similar to A Song of Ice and Fire - but I'd like to believe that good writers never tell two different tales in the same way (take C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, for example). The voice of Fevre Dream is definitely not that of a A Song of Ice and Fire. Fevre Dream is told in single-setting accounts rather than in separate point-of-views like in A Song of Ice and Fire.Others may have disliked the book because of its theme and/or genre. Vampire lore is something I personally like, but I know that the it's been "done to death" by movies and perhaps even "spoiled to the core" by books and reinterpretations like Twilight. But that's what makes George R.R. Martin a genius in his work - he takes something that was once enjoyed by readers but has been recently "done to death" and repackages it in a way readers can once again enjoy them. Dragons, knights, and mysterious alien fauna have been mined to depletion by every high fantasy and science fiction book, movie, and game out there, but you see them repackaged nicely in works like A Game of Thrones, The Hedge Knight, and Sandkings.Though genre and voice may seem un-Martin-like to those used to the high fantasy setting of Westeros, the tone is, in fact, very, very George R.R. Martin. I see no reason why Fevre Dream should be like A Song of Ice and Fire, and within the context of taking it as a book on its own, I see no problem with it being a vampire novel - just don't recall any Twilight Saga events and see it as a reinterpretation of vampires like Dracula or Nosferatu. Subtract the factors of it being "unfamiliar" or of it being "vampire", then you got yourself a really, really good book.The book follows the tale of Abner Marsh, a struggling riverboat captain who has just taken in the mysterious and odd, but wealthy, Joshua York as a new business partner. Though York's offer of a cash and a new boat, the Fevre Dream, was one Captain Marsh just couldn't refuse, it doesn't take long 'til the seasoned captain realizes that the Dream he has just gotten himself into would turn into a quite adventurous yet fantastic nightmare.George R.R. Martin fan, or not... Vampire fan, or not... Fevre Dream is a delightful read. In terms of genre, it's both quite unique, yet very familiar - probably a must-have in your personal library if you're into collecting modern fantasy novels, novels with historical fiction settings, or novels about paranormal creatures.

  • Brittany
    2018-10-18 17:34

    To enjoy this book, there are some things that I honestly believe that you must possess. 1. A love of steamboats, because goddamn does this book go on and on about steamboats. The main character, Abner Marsh, is a steamboat captain with an obsessive love of steamboats, and as is typical of Martin's writing when he gets Really Involved with something, every single tiny facet of the boat is described...sadly leaving the actually interesting parts, mainly those regarding the pasts of his vampire characters, touched upon but lacking. Valerie in particular gets the short end of the stick, as all we learn of her is that she's very beautiful and, surprise surprise, in love with one of the other characters. Huzzah. Despite of course setting the framework for what could be a quite intriguing cast of characters, he leaves a lot of them really lacking and one-dimensional, which is especially a shame if you happen to read A Song of Ice and Fire before this book and are aware of how much better he could have done. 2. Absolutely no inkling of offense at the word "nigger". Everyone in this book, save for the vampires, uses that term to refer to their slaves. Yes, it's the 1870s, so there is a certain realism in it, but it gets trying around the tenth or so time that someone goes on a nonsensical tirade of nigger-this-nigger-that--and of course, all the people of color in this book speak like Civil-War Deep South Stereotypical Black People, with the full on 'Yessuh/Nossuh' and so many apostrophes that you almost start to get dizzy from how often your eyes go up and down over the page. 3. Actually, no offense at racism whatsoever. It's used so often as an excuse to brutalize black people that if that kind of thing makes you upset, just...step back. (Blah blah historical realism yes we know, but if you're Really Offended at that kind of mindset...not a good plan to read this book.) 4. Patience. It took me far too long to get through this book. The gaps between the remotely interesting bits that I blazed through were much too long, and even when I finally did reach the Big Climax of the Novel, it left me really underwhelmed; perhaps because at that point I no longer really cared about any of the characters or what happened because it had been so long since any characterization had actually taken place outside of 'here is the enemy' and 'here are the good guys'. At first, this book sounded like an interesting read from an author I honestly enjoy--I picked it up because there aren't that many English-language books to choose from, and I actually rather like vampire stories that refrain from romanticising the hell out of the vampire to the point that they're just Average People Who Happen to Have Inconvenient-At-Times Powers...but this was less about characters, and more an underdeveloped Moby Dick scenario with steamboats. So many steamboats.

  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    2018-11-16 23:43

    “Good and evil are silly lies, nonsense put forth to plague honest sensible men.” Technology keeps improving but some parts of life and glory will be lost in the process.Fevre Dream is a beautiful, multi-layered story that stands as a historical drama bordering fantasy and horror. It's more in line with Urban Fantasy because of the vampires that come out of the fog in our current world, the historical setting plays up on the atmosphere of the old steamboats and their glories, and - while not outright horror - there are chills and quietly disturbing scenes delivered in atmospheric misery. A wonderful mixture of genres that refuses to be strictly defined.I fell in love with the hero of the book, Captain Abner Marsh, a man who lived for his life on the river. I can't say why he was so enamoring; maybe it was his enthusiasm and drive in life to live his dreams. He was suitably flawed, crass, crude, ill-tempered. His appearance was described often as awful and it was clear he'd long ago left aside any illusions of attracting people and living a life as a married man. Instead he married the river and never looked back. In an end of the year reading survey, one of the questions is to name the favorite characters I discovered in 2015. One of them was Augustus from Lonesome Dove, and one of them was Abner Marsh of Fevre Dream. The steamboats become characters of their own. I never thought much about them before, but this book brings to mind the joy that must have existed with them once upon a time. They were brought to a sort of life by the men who spent their lives building, dreaming, running, and racing these boats. George R.R. Martin's writing style charmed me in this haunting tale. The man has a way with words that is as captivating as the magic he reminisces. Slower, sedate pace proves not to be a problem because the words are so gorgeous, the characters rich, the story enchanting. This isn't the usual vampire tale - no sparkly vampires here, but really no actual vampires as we've known them before anyway. And that is okay, because it wouldn't make sense Martin would give us the typical, overdone fare. Some people only like the cruel, demented, soulless creatures that started with Dracula lore and legend, but this is a refreshing and non-romantic, realistic look at another sort. I enjoy three-dimensional creatures over flat paper creations, so Joshua York fits the bill ideally, but just in case we do also get an insane and twisted enemy for him to stand against and beside.The ending is sad but inevitable, leaving me with me with a depressed but contented feel. Bittersweet nostalgia and gripping wrap-up match the tone of the book. Abner starts as a man who has lost his world when his company dwindled, saw the chance to live again - and live he did, but as we all know good things don't last forever.You would think a book of this length being spent mainly on a boat would have boring lulls, but that wasn't the case at all. I was as entranced with the book as the men who rode these were by the river. There was a dreamy vibe felt when reading it; I could almost smell and picture those foggy nights and riding under that moon he described. Stunning stuff, the feeling comes back as I recall the story.Recommended as a different adventure into the mind of a fantasy legend.

  • Apatt
    2018-11-06 22:21

    I almost gave up vampire fiction in the wake of Twilight. Stephenie Meyer wrote the novel to pander to a certain demographic without any familiarity or respect for classic vampire fiction of the past century. Unfortunately, the Twilight saga is very commercially successful and spawned many imitators, lame wishy washy vampire books, and the entire “paranormal romance” subgenre (¬_¬;). I don't know if good "proper" vampire fiction is still being written these days, but the great ones are still around and are well worth checking out if you are a horror fan. From Bram Stoker’sDracula to King’sSalem’s Lot, Anne Rice’sInterview with the Vampire, Richard Matheson'sI Am Legend and several others. This book, Fevre Dream is also one of the greats. George R.R. Martin is, of course, best known forGame of Thrones (“A Song of Ice and Fire” series) but prior to that runaway success he has written several excellent sci-fi stories and novels. Fevre Dream was published in 1982, I read it at some point in the 80s and it has stayed with me to this day. The story is set in 1857 when steamboats dominated trade on the Mississippi River. Captain Abner Marsh forms a partnership with a mysterious stranger named Joshua York whose offer to build the captain’s dream boat to co-own as a business partner. It transpires that York is a vampire who is also something of a visionary or even messiah among his kind. His life mission is to redeem the vampire race and bring about peaceful co-existence with mankind, using a steamboat as his long distance transportation of choice to facilitate his plans. Not an easy task because humans provide the basic sustenance for vampires, and are generally referred to as “cattle” among them. Worse still there is a master vampire called Damon Julian who lives on a plantation with his human and vampire underlings in New Orleans. Julian is something of a traditionalist and views vampires as the master race and humans as cattle. When the two mega vamps meet a very bloody struggle for supremacy begins. All this and lots of steamboating!Fevre Dream is a gripping and thrilling read, especially in the second half of the book where the pages just fly by. The type of vampirism presented here is what I call “sci-fi vampires”, similar to Octavia Butler’sFledgling and Richard Matheson’s classicI Am Legend. Vampires in this book are simply a different species from humans, it is not possible to convert from one race to the other; garlic, crucifix, holy water etc. have no effect on them. Sunlight is still deadly to them, though.Besides being a first race horror thriller Fevre Dream also partly a slave narrative, where the slaves are treated cruelly by both humans and vampires. The relations between human and the vampire race are also something of an allegory for slavery and exploitation. The main characters are very well developed, vivid and unforgettable. Interestingly both the good and the evil vampire has a human sidekick to help out with the daytime practical affairs and business. Martin makes an interesting contrast between a friendly partnership and a master and servant relationship built upon deception and false promises.The prose style is based on the point of view of the human sidekicks from the good and the evil side. As such it is written mostly in simple colloquial style. The unlikely friendship between Captain March and Joshua York is quite touching and forms the moral bedrock of the entire book. The climax is really quite spectacular and unforgettable.If you are in the mood for some fast-paced horror and have not been put off vampire fiction by Twilight this book is highly recommended._________________Quotes:“Cynthia embraced him by the alley, and gave him a lingering wet kiss. He thrashed and struggled but could not break free of her embrace. Her pale hands brushed the back of his neck, and long nails sharp and thin as razors slid across his veins. Her mouth and tongue swallowed his scream.”“The night is beautiful, and we can hope to find peace and nobility in its dark splendor as well. Too many men fear the dark unreasoningly.”“Within the hour I was out on the streets. I found an alley, waited. A young woman was the first to pass. Part of me admired her beauty; it burned in me like a flame. Another part simply hungered. I almost tore her head off, but at least it was over quickly. Afterward I wept.”“that roast you so enjoyed was once part of a living animal. Do you suppose that, if that beast could talk, he would consent to being eaten?”

  • Shayan Foroozesh
    2018-11-13 19:33

    “Well, well” That was all Mister Tipton murmured, in such a low voice that even GRRM couldn't hear it, when his knife got The Beast in the eye. Although Sour Billy Tipton was just one of the characters, but he was the one that I was obsessed with. Despicable old Sour Billy! But I love you for that, for being such a monstrous abominable creature, for waking in me a great deal of HATRED which I didn't know I’m capable of. Oh Billy, whoever will I hate and love without you?To despise a fiction character so badly needs a master to create it: Ladies and Gentlemen je vous présente the great creator of all THE BLOODMASTER George R.R. Martin! I haven’t experienced such a hatred toward a character in years thanks to GRRM (even if I did I don’t remember!), and now all that I can imagine is that one painful death was not enough, and in my mind I go on killing Billy with a thousand ways of torturing to death!!!OK OK! I think… I over reacted! I’m still in the Fevre of the novel and I still feel my red thirst to spill Billy’s blood is not faded. But…! never mind.

  • José
    2018-11-17 19:14

    Podés encontrar esta y otras reseñas en mi blog.Catorce años de comenzar a destruir nuestros sueños matando a nuestros personajes favoritos de la saga de Canción de Hielo y Fuego, George R.R Martin publicó esta novela de terror que es bastante diferente a los libros que lo harían famoso tantos años después. Sueño del Fevre es una excelente novela de vampiros ambientada en Saint Louis durante el auge de la esclavitud en los Estados Unidos. Es un libro protagonizado por dos personajes muy interesantes. Por un lado tenemos a Abner Marsh, un veterano marinero devenido en empresario, bastante bruto y mal hablado, aunque extremadamente honesto y leal. Al comienzo de la novela, Marsh se encuentra en una situación económica bastante delicada, ya que a su compañía naviera no le va nada bien. Fue gracioso leer a este personaje porque su descripción física se asemeja a la apariencia del propio George R.R Martin (con la diferencia que Marsh es mucho más corpulento), al punto tal que imaginaba al autor protagonizando su propia novela. Como contrapunto del brusco marinero aparece Joshua York, un misterioso extranjero que le ofrece a Marsh convertirse en su socio y comprar el barco a vapor más grande del río Misisipi: el Sueño del Fevre. De esta forma queda establecida esta inusual sociedad entre dos personajes muy peculiares, solo que el refinado caballero francés tiene otros planes para el barco. Por otra parte, en una decadente plantación de Nueva Orleans, un vampiro que se hace llamar Damon Julian está cometiendo toda clase de atrocidades con la ayuda de Billy Vinagre, un humano que añora convertirse en una criatura de la noche y para ello cumple la voluntad del vampiro. Como ya sabemos gracias a la saga Canción de Hielo y Fuego, el fuerte de Martin son los personajes y las interacciones entre ellos. En «Sueño del Fevre» Martin también hace gala de su gran habilidad para crear personajes interesantes: la relación que se establece entre Marsh y York es excelente desde las primeras páginas de la novela y, lo más importante, son una dupla que no encaja para nada en los tópicos de las novelas de vampiros. Damon Julian y Billy Vinagre tampoco se quedan atrás, son personajes que el lector llega a odiar con pasión, a pesar de que sus motivaciones son lógicas y hasta cierto punto comprensibles. Esto último es otro elemento a destacar en esta novela: si bien es una novela con elementos sobrenaturales como los vampiros, Martin trata a estas criaturas de forma lógica y realista. A pesar de que el autor toma una cantidad de elementos de los vampiros clásicos, les da determinados giros (que obviamente no voy a mencionar acá, sino para qué leer el libro) que le dan su cuota de originalidad a esta novela. Personalmente creo que esto es algo clave en una novela de este tipo, ya que al ser un género del que se ha escrito mucho es muy difícil salirse del molde y crear una historia novedosa. Sin embargo, Martin se las ingenia para presentar una historia que es fresca y original, en gran parte gracias a sus maravillosos personajes. El escenario también juega un papel fundamental. Al estar ambientada en una época tan brutal como lo fue el auge de la esclavitud en Norteamérica, el autor se aleja de los escenarios góticos clásicos y de los escenarios de las novelas de vampiros contemporáneas, como el escenario urbano y (dios nos libre) vampiros que seducen adolescentes en la secundaria. Si bien el autor no se explaya en los detalles históricos sobre la época, se puede decir que es un libro con ligeros toques de novela histórica porque menciona algunos eventos clave como la Guerra de Secesión y el fenómeno del Ferrocarril Subterráneo, episodio muy importante en la lucha contra la esclavitud. Otro aspecto excelente relacionado con el escenario es que los personajes se comportan y hablan como gente de la época. En esta novela encontrarás desde personajes racistas que hablan con la jerga de los marineros, hasta personajes más refinados y elegantes. Debo hacer una mención aparte para la prosa de George R.R Martin. Fue la primera vez que leí un libro de él en inglés y quedé fascinado con su forma de escribir: el juego de palabras y el uso de la metáfora que hace a lo largo de la novela resulta fenomenal. Se puede interpretar la palabra Fever como una mala transcripción de la palabra fever que en inglés significa fiebre. A lo largo de todo el libro Martin utiliza metáforas que aluden al "sueño febril" de Abner Marsh de convertirse en el dueño del barco más veloz del río Fevre, pero al mismo tiempo a la "fiebre de sangre" que se apodera de los vampiros cada vez que están sedientos. Por eso recomiendo que, si tienen la oportunidad, lean este libro en su idioma original. Si tuviera que destacar algo que no me gustó del libro es que por momentos se hace algo lento. El ida y vuelta entre Marsh y York me encantó, pero es verdad que en cierto momento de la novela como que se estancan en la misma discusión y la trama demora en volver a avanzar. Dejando de lado este mínimo inconveniente, estamos frente a una gran novela de vampiros cuyo final me estremeció y me emocionó al mismo tiempo. Calificación 9/10 (★★★★☆)Salvo por unos mínimos problemas relacionados con el ritmo de la novela, «Sueño del Fevre» es una excelente historia de vampiros protagonizada por una dupla muy simpática. Martin aborda el mito del vampiro desde una perspectiva lógica y a la vez clásica, aunque incluye giros muy interesantes que le dan su cuota de originalidad. La prosa de Martin y el escenario son los otros puntos altos de este gran libro y el final me pareció maravilloso. Tengan en cuenta que hay algunas escenas bastante sangrientas (o sea, es una novela de vampiros, tiene que haber sangre (?) y que pueden ser difícil de digerir debido a su crueldad. Como dato adicional les comento que el libro también está disponible en formato de novela gráfica. Por lo que pude ver a partir de imágenes en internet los dibujos son bastante buenos, aunque se pierde la riqueza narrativa de George R.R Martin.

  • Emma
    2018-11-17 21:27

    I have read very few vampire books and this one sets a very high bar. Set by the Mississippi in the 1850s this is story telling at its best. Martin evokes perfectly the era of the steamboat with New Orleans as a melting pot of hard living characters, slaves, freed slaves, pilots and steamboat captains, plantation overseers, Creoles. I found it clever the way Martin uses his context to highlight the parallels between the slave owners and the vampires with their 'cattle'.I loved Abner Marsh, to my mind the hero of this tale, with his honesty, stubborn loyalty, pride and courage. Is there hope? Can good triumph over evil? Was there any difference between the white man's dominion over slaves any the vampires' dominion over their thralls?This is a must read for fans of vampire literature and even if you're not, actually. It's also nice to be able to confirm for myself that George R Martin has more to him than The Game of Thrones and he is in fact adept at a shorter and stand alone story.

  • Kimberly
    2018-11-10 20:18

    Beautifully written tale of the most unlikely union. The atmosphere on the river/steamboat was breathtakingly real. There isn't really much to say about this novel that other reviewers haven't already said. I'll simply add that I stayed up and read nearly the entire novel in a single night--that's how hard it was to put down!Highly recommended!

  • Paul
    2018-11-07 17:21

    This was my first George RR Martin book. I watch the Game of Thrones tv show, which is what sparked my interest in reading something by him, but thought I'd try out a stand-alone novel before I plunged headlong into A Song of Fire and Ice.So, what did I think? Well, my initial reaction was that it was a complete swipe of Anne Rice's Interview With the Vampire, to be honest. As the book went on, and as Martin started to demonstrate a large Mark Twain influence as well, it started to veer away from being a complete swipe and go off in its own direction.Despite my early reservations, I found myself swept up in the tale Martin was spinning and enjoying the (steamboat) ride quite a bit. It was certainly sinister and bloodthirsty enough to satisfy the horror fan in me. I really liked the protagonist; Abner Marsh is about as unlikely a hero as you'll find in modern fiction and that accounts for a good portion of his charm. (view spoiler)[If he hadn't died at the end of the book, I'd have definitely liked to read more of his (mis)adventures. (hide spoiler)]Martin certainly knows how to pace a story and his prose style is delightful; I'll definitely be reading more of his work in future. As for this novel, though, despite enjoying it I felt it was too close to the 'swipe' end of the 'love-letter or swipe?' scale for me to give it more than three stars. I mean, it says on the cover that this is a groundbreaking vampire novel but his vampires, apart from (view spoiler)[not being able to turn humans into vampires (hide spoiler)] were identical to Anne Rice's. The story's even set in the same part of the world! While this wasn't enough to spoil my enjoyment completely, I'd hardly call it groundbreaking.Regardless of this, Fevre Dream remains an entertaining romp of a horror novel. You could do a lot worse.

  • Char
    2018-10-21 21:26

    Re-read finished on 1.24.13. This books cements its spot as one of my all time favorite novels. Vampires on a steamship in the 1850's on the mighty Mississippi River. Not only is it a great premise, but Mr. Martin follows through and delivers one hell of a story to back it up. Highly recommended!

  • Trish
    2018-11-11 15:42

    If anyone had told me a book that was a mix between Mark Twain's tales of the Mississippi and Interview With a Vampire would be a good idea and enjoyable read, I would have thought them mad. But sure enough, GRRM has done a marvellous job!I knew the author had been writing for a long time before he published the first book of the ASOIAF series and for a long time I wanted to know if his other stories were equally vivid and enthralling. That combined with my love for vampires let me pick this up.At first I was a bit alienated by the Scottish narrator since this is a story about the American South and steam boats so it didn't fit the setting, but quite quickly I came to appreciate the narrator. He's really good and his native accent is a nice contrast to the southern accent he uses for the dialogues.The story itself is about a down-on-his-luck steam boat captain who gets the offer of his life by a strange man. Naturally, he takes it, thinking they would go and live an adventurous life ... but he's in for one hell of a surprise and a very long journey.It is also a story about vampires. Actually, it was quite interesting how the author portrayed that race. Especially the notion of them (view spoiler)[believing in a sort of Messiah while simultaneously laughing about religious humans (hide spoiler)] was very entertaining.But that is by far not all this is about. Basically, GRRM gives us a thorough character study - what drives people, what tempts them, what corrupts them and what makes them redeem themselves. All that wrapped up in an atmospheric tale of the American South before and after the Civil War when the river was wild and so were the people travelling up and down it.What really got on my nerves however, was Joshua York, the man who had paid for one of the grandest steam boats on the river, who turned out to be (view spoiler)[a vampire (hide spoiler)] and his awful preaching about (view spoiler)[not killing anyone, not even the most vile of creatures in the story (hide spoiler)]! If it wasn't for him and his weak character, a lot could have been prevented easily.The descritptions of the boats, the food, the people, the landscapes ... all is very vivid and real and atmospheric and conjures up a wonderful world, long gone thanks to a terrible war and progress. It envokes all the smells and excitement of the time. Naturally, there are dark descriptions of slavery and white trash and awful things happening to good people too. But that only serves to make the tale even darker, letting a slow sense of terror creep up ones spine.Really nice was to see time pass. The history of the area and how it was interwoven with the story. Of course, that always brought a characteristic melancholy, a sense of loss, darkness and loneliness. However, that had another effect: the author never makes anything easy. Sometimes it was extremely tantalizing, but then I realized how disappointed I would have been had the conclusion come easier (since it would have been unrealistic, after all (view spoiler)[Julian is thousands of years old (hide spoiler)]).Last but not least, the poetry by Lord Byron and Shelley was a very nice touch and I ended up googling a number of those poems because they are really beautiful.All in all, a great story with a few weaknesses (thus not as good as ASOIAF) but I'm very glad I haven't missed out on this wild ride.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Kathryn
    2018-10-20 15:23

    Fevre Dream is an unusual novel. First, it is excellent historical fiction, set amongst the steamboats traveling up and down the Mississippi, between New Orleans and St. Louis, in the mid to late 1800's. Second, it is full of interesting characters heavily influenced and molded by their environment and professions. Second, there are vampires. A+ for the first and second. C+ for the vampires.This is my first novel by George R. R. Martin. Like many readers, I am tempted to read his series A Song of Ice and Fire but thrown off by the length, and correct me if I am wrong, that the series is still not finished. I realize Fevre Dream is solely unique from the series but all I wanted was a taste of Martin's voice. I will be reading A Game of Thrones but maybe only after I am sure the series is complete. Fevre Dream is a notable achievement in terms of historical accuracy, at least as far as I can tell since I was not alive in the mid 1800's and thank God for that. I need a bath more than once a month. The human characters on the steamboat, particularly Marsh, were idealistic heros and I loved every one of them for it. The descriptions of New Orleans, of the Fevre Dream, before and after certain events, and Marsh's feverish hunt towards the end were engrossing. My issues are entirely with the vampires.Considering the book was first published in the early 80's, I should not find such fault with the vampires, how they live, their tendencies, originations, and internal struggles. All of these things are necessary to every vampire story in varrying degress. I just did not like a single one. I did not care about their problems and would have been happy if all of the vampires were killed. No love lost here. I felt zero sympathy and wondered how anyone could. I was fine with Marsh's decisions though since his first love was his steamboat, which was very telling in my opinion. Who or what was Marsh really helping?The book does possess a winner of a scene, near the top of my most disliked and horrific scenes ever. It was terrible, one of those scenes many people will skim over and acknowledge as being horrific and feel great disgust towards. But if they put themselves in the scene, truly picture it, they might just become sick, which is the cause for the skimming instead of delving. It's one of those scenes which sane people find difficult to stomach. Marsh's reaction after this scene endeared him further to me. He was the epitome of an unlikely hero and perfect for the role. I did not care for Martin's jumps in time. The final jump made me very sad, which the author might have been going for. In the end, I am happy to have read this. Recommended for fans of historic paranormal and horrific fiction, who would choose the historic trait over the paranormal and horrific characteristics.

  • Sarah Anne
    2018-10-20 19:31

    I think one of my favorite things was that although there was blood and violence, it never descended into using gore in place of scary stuff and then calling it horror. This had some truly creepy and terrifying moments but it was done more with the tension and the dynamics of the people involved rather than by making it as much of a bloodbath as possible. It was very well done.The story starts with Captain Marsh being hired by a man named Joseph York. Marsh has recently lost everything on the Mississippi, and since his trade is transporting goods on a steamboat, that means he is a man without a boat. York approaches him with a wish to hire him and he dangles the ultimate bait - the finest steamboat on the Mississippi. Marsh takes him up on the offer and soon they're paddling their merry way down river. Marsh begins to suspect that York isn't sharing everything with him and sets out to find what's going on. I enjoyed the story of the relationship between these two men, as well as the way that things were changed when Damon Julian came into the picture. I think it's fair to say that this is also a story of friends and enemies, and that was the strongest element of this particular book.Plus, there's that whole Mississippi Steamboat thing, which was really quite a lot of fun. We got to see a lot about navigating the river, how the paddleboats signaled each other, and... yes, we got to see a couple of races, too. Good fun ;)

  • Isa-janis
    2018-11-02 22:21

    4,5Un libro redondo y con una historia interesante, bien ambientada y con elementos interesantes. El discurso subyacente me ha parecido fascinante y muy bien metido y en general, excepto que al principio le ha costado un poco arrancar y mantener mi interés, ha sido una muy buena lectura.

  • Becky
    2018-10-22 16:14

    3.5 StarsThis was a definite departure from what I'm used to when it comes to GRRM. I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting, but I don't think that this was it. Not that it was bad... just not what I was expecting. I did enjoy it quite a bit though. So, this story is set in the mid-19th century, on the rivers that vein the South and in New Orleans, during the slave trade... with 'people of the night'. The take on these vampires (let's call a spade a spade here) was different, and interesting... but oddly less satisfying than what I'd have expected, but it's hard to lay my finger on just what it was that left me wanting. With the setting and the vampires, it was inevitable that it led to comparisons with Anne Rice's work... but for me, there is none. This may not be my favorite GRRM story, but it is head, shoulders, torso, bellybutton, butt, legs and feet above anything I've ever read of Anne Rice's work. I just cannot stand her writing. Her ideas are fantastic, but her diarrhea of the description is too much for me, and I just cannot read her. GRRM does a lot of description in this book, yes. I'm not saying he doesn't... but the difference is in the amount, effect, and purpose of the description. Anne Rice describes simply for the sake of description. One could argue that it's so that the reader is transported into the world she's trying to show, but if so, she's doing it wrong. I don't need to know just what kind of wood a door is made out of, how many curlicues were carved into it, or how long it took to carve, or its thickness, or height or that it's a burnt sienna color or how many millions of hands have knocked upon it, or any of that mind-numbing detail to imagine an old, beautifully engraved door. It's too much, it's too tiring, and it's a waste of my time. GRRM uses description to show the reader who his characters are, what is important to them, what makes them get out of bed in the morning. Captaining a steamboat is more than a job for Abner Marsh, it's his way of life, his livelihood, his dream, his passion. He lives and breathes it. So I'm OK with seeing the river and his steamboats through his eyes.Likewise, Rice's & GRRM's vampires bear comparison. Both wrote about vampires questioning their nature, which is interesting to me, but again, where Rice goes off into repetitive existential drudgery, GRRM manages to still tell his story. I was interested in the vampires' stories, particularly Joshua and Julian... I was interested in the two main human characters as well, Abner Marsh and Sour Billy, and felt a bit sorry for all of these characters. Each, in their own ways, lusted after the one thing that they can't have. But that made them interesting, and seemed to draw them all together again and again, even though they were working at cross purposes. I always enjoy seeing both sides of the coin represented, and GRRM does a great job at making it hard to choose sides, that's for sure.

  • Kate
    2018-11-09 23:17

    Captain Abner Marsh has been beset with misfortune after misfortune and is now struggling to keep his steamboat company together, that is until he meets the mysterious Joshua York. Mr York proposes to become a partner, putting much needed money into the company, allowing them to build the most beautiful steamboat on the Mississippi river, the Fevre Dream. He has certain stipulations of his own, some of which are bizarre but Captain Marsh can't resist the chance to once again have some standing on the river and turn his bad run of luck around.York has his own reasons for wanting to travel down the river and it's one that will put both him and Abner in considerable danger as Joshua's true nature is revealed.Simply put, I loved this book. It was one of those that I wanted to savour and not rush ahead with. The writing draws you in from the start; the beautiful prose, wonderful characterisation and layers of detail all worked their magic on me and I got sucked in completely to the brutal world that Martin has created.Character wise it was Abner Marsh that I rooted for; an ugly, overweight man whose best years are behind him, in no way is he some knight in shining armour ready to save the day but he shows himself again and again to be a true friend, brave and committed to doing what he thinks is right. Whilst I liked Joshua, I found him quite frustrating at times and wished he'd had more backbone.At the end of this book I felt as though I had lost something, the end of my adventure with Abner and it was a bittersweet feeling to finish the last page. I think Captain Marsh will not be easily forgotten.Highly Recommended.

  • Marc-Antoine
    2018-11-11 23:22

    Featuring one of the most interesting heroes in all of the books I've had the pleasure to read in Abner Marsh, a fantastic setting, and a steamboat that makes you want to go back in time and experience a great race yourself. This was a wonderful read and I would recommend highly.

  • Bill
    2018-11-15 22:33

    I really dug this one. The time setting of the 1850’s with vampires riding the Mississippi waterways on a riverboat was very interesting. At times, it even felt a little bit Larson-esque with the history of the steamers and trade that was going on in that time period. Mr. Martin did a great job with the characterizations and I especially liked the character of Abner Marsh, who was the unlikeliest of heroes. There was some good bloodsucker backstory here as well.I was intrigued from the get go with the Fevre Dream being utilized by Julian as a floating sanctuary of sorts and even more so when it changed into the “demon steamer”. Great premise, executed very well with memorable protagonists and thick with river atmosphere. 4+ Stars and Highly Recommended.

  • Manju
    2018-11-15 16:13

    Another group book and my first by Mr Martin. I must say it was very different from other Vampire books that I’ve read. No love story, just battle of wills between good and bad. Joshua York offers a partnership offer to Abner Marsh, a former successful riverman. But he also put some conditions for Abner like he would never ask question about York’s behaviour or his guests. Abner accepts York’s conditions and commenced the partnership. With York’s wealth Abner made a boat of his dreams and named it “Fevre Dream”. During the course of its journey, Abner finds out that Joshua was a vampire and he was furious at Joshua for hiding his true nature from him. When Joshua told his story and motive (of helping his people and be friendly with humans), Abner saw it as a worthy cause and decides to help Joshua in any way he could. Joshua wanted his opponent Damion, a very old vampire, to understand his motive and help him and create a new world for his people. Story is told from dual POV. Whereas Abner describe the story for himself and Joshua, Bill Sour (a human) tells story for Damion Julian and himself. Abner and Joshua were symbols of good while Billy and Damion were pure evils. Abner is pick of the characters for me. His love for “Fevre Dream” is admirable. He is fearless and courageous. His will to recapture his boat from Damion is what makes this story so good. Billy’s role in this story is also worth mentioning. Though he is pure evil and a slave to Damion yet his end is pitiable. One characteristic that every character had was selfishness. Abner was selfish about his boat, Joshua was selfish about the good of his race, Damion was selfish about maintaining his domain and Billy was selfish for the wish of becoming a vampire. And this selfishness of characters is the base of the story.Martin’s research on Mississippi river transportation system was thorough and captive. His writing was compelling. Story was good too but sometimes it was very slow to keep up with.

  • Jim
    2018-11-15 22:40

    I put this on my paranormal-urban shelf at first, but it doesn't belong there. It's a horror story (view spoiler)[& has vampires which are natural creatures (hide spoiler)] but it isn't really supernatural. Set in the mid 1800's on the Mississippi river, it has a ton of ambiance. The setting was very well done without being too wordy. It seemed quite accurate in most historical & physical facts, although I had some issues with a shotgun at the end. (view spoiler)[I've shot a number of things with a shotgun & I didn't really believe how he had Billy standing up to the blast. (hide spoiler)] The characters really popped, too. Each was very well drawn with very clear attitudes & motivations.It's a gory book, but that's part of the horror of it. What men can & have done to each other is plain awful. How they managed to rationalize it is even more horrifying. Still, it ended well & I'm glad I spent the time re-reading it. It's been most of 30 years probably & I hadn't recalled that I had read it at all from the title, author or the blurb. Once I started reading, I recognized it though. Some of the scenes were still quite clear, especially the ending.

  • Mitticus
    2018-11-05 23:28

    El capitán Abner Marsh es un hombre de rio que se encuentra en problemas financieros por una mala racha que ha afectado a sus barcos, cuando un hombre misterioso Joshua York le hace la propuesta de darle todo el dinero que quiera para construir el mejor barco del rio, enorme, rápido y con todos los lujos posibles. Bueno, ya sabes eso que dicen de que "cuando algo es demasiado bueno para ser verdad..."La publicidad la compara con un "Bram Stoker cruzado con M.Twin", bueno yo no lo creo. Lo que sí que tiene mucho , en cambio, es de Anne Rice, versión fluvial.Cuando Joshua York le pide a cambio de su sociedad tener un camarote a bordo, y vivir solamente de noche no llama demasiado la atención en ese mundo de jugadores , apostadores y aventureros de rio. Pero su obstinación en seguir determinadas rutas y detenerse aun cuando fuera antieconómico, causa dolores de cabeza al capitán Abner y los rumores empiezan a correr junto con sospechas. El otro lado de la historia es brindado por Damon Julian , quien ha estado haciendo de las suyas al más estilo Lestat (como aparece en Entrevista -visto por Louis- y no en eso que se convierte más tarde). Pasando por anales vampíricos (no son no-muertos, sino otra raza) y anécdotas del rio Misisipi, carreras de barcos, y en que de repente hay un comentario acerca del conflicto esclavista y de la guerra civil norteamericana. Entre el conflicto entre dos formas de pensar de dos líderes llamados por la sangre y la obsesión de un viejo capitán con su barco y una carrera, pasa esta historia que contiene más de varias páginas de más.------------{York:}Yo he matado incontables veces, he hecho muchas cosas terribles, pero no soy malvado. No he podido escoger mi naturaleza y, sin posibilidad de elegir, no hay bien ni mal. Mi pueblo no ha tenido nunca esa posibilidad de elección. La sed roja nos ha dominado, condenado, robado todo lo que podiamos haber sido. En cambio, la raza humana, Abner, no tienen esa imperiosa necesidad.{Julian:} El ganado arde de ansia por ser como nosotros, igual que los negros sueñan con ser blancos. Ya ve a qué extremo llegan: Juegan a ser amos, y esclavizan incluso a los de su propia raza.----------Cosa curiosa , que ha sido señalado también por otros, es que el capitán Marsh se asemeja fisicamente al mismo señor GRRMartin. El resto de los personajes en la historia pasan sin pena ni gloria apenas demarcados por nombres algunos, y otros, por alguna caracteristica , pero que no producen mayor trasfondo en contenido.El agudo chillido de la gran sirena sacó a Marsh de su inercia y le hizo alzar la mirada. Vio las luces lejanas del barco que se acercaba y los fuegos que surgían de lo alto de sus chimeneas imponentes, y el cielo casi negro abierto encima de ellas, y el leve resplandor en la distancia de unos relámpagos que iluminaban las nubes desde su interior, y el río negro e interminable, el río que era su hogar, su trabajo, su amigo y su peor enemigo, y el consorte voluble, brutal y amoroso de las naves que surcaban sus aguas.. El río fluía como siempre lo había hecho, y no sabía nada ni le importaba nada Leido como curiosidad, pero mmm no es lo que me esperaba.

  • Aida
    2018-11-13 18:39

    داستان عالی بود... اصلاً حرف نداشت. ترجمه هم فارسی خوب و خواندنی‌ای داشت. نویسنده خیلی زیبا از شعرهای بایرون رو در میان داستانش استفاده کرده. توصیف‌های نویسنده انقدر خوب و کامله که قشنگ تک تک آدم‌ها و اون کشتی "لعنتی" رو می‌شه تو ذهن تصور کرد. :-DPerfect story... perfect describing... wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! :-D

  • Cindy Newton
    2018-10-26 15:29

    This book really surprised me. I have read three of the Game of Throne books, and I would never have guessed this was by the same author. Don't get me wrong--I love Game of Thrones, and I loved this book also. Martin is just so much more descriptive in Fevre Dream! It really helps to set the mood and bring the time period to life. I thoroughly enjoyed the setting. I felt it was somewhat of an unusual choice, but it provided the darkness and isolation necessary for the story, while being completely realistic at the same time. ***Spoilers Follow****I thought Martin had a fairly unique take on the vampire story, as well. They're not demonic--they're just a different species. He keeps a good bit of the conventional lore--they're pale, they drink blood, they can't go out in the sun (without consequences), they exert supernatural control over people; but you don't die to become a vampire. You're born into this life in Martin's world. Having read quite a few versions of vampire history, I thought this was believable and better than most. It certainly beats sparkly teenage vampires watching their human girlfriends sleep all night!Abner Marsh is an unconventional hero, but one you like and root for. He's not perfect, but he proves to be an honorable man. Joshua, too, is an unconventional character, and also honorable. Julian and Sour Billy are the guys you love to hate, and boy, do you ever hate them! When Julian is described as having an ancient beast visible in his eyes, I found it reminiscent of Stephen King.All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will probably reread it in the future!

  • Klodovik2
    2018-11-10 23:20

    jedna od najboljih knjiga koje sam ikad pročita. toliko me knjiga uvukla u svoj svjet da sam skoro zaplakao na kraju koliko su mu se likovi i njihove sudbine uvukle pod kožu. nikad me ni jedna knjiga nije toliko dirnula u srce a riječ je o knjizi o vampirima. O VAMPIRIMA a skoro sam plakao ko uspaljene teenagerice na Twilight