We cannot help it. (my account's nifty already-read backlog tells me that i indeed did.) More By and About This Author. Von der Autorin hatte ich vorher noch nie etwas gehört, und auf das Buch bin ich auch nur rein zufällig gestoßen. When I finished the book, I literally just laid on my bed with my eyes wide open. Connie Willis has edited The New Hugo Winners Volume 3 (1994), and Nebula Awards 33 : The Year's Best SF & Fantasy (1999). This is definitely the best book I've read so far this year and I highly recommend it! Listen to them!”, Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (2001), Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (2002), Colorado Book Award for Genre Fiction (Science Fiction) (2002), SF ga Yomitai for Best Translated SF of the Year in Japan (2002). Connie Willis explores death and near death experiences (NDEs) in Passage, a scientific procedural set in a Denver hospital.The novel opens with the appearance of Richard Wright, an experimental doctor who is looking at what happens to the brain as death approaches. Passage by Connie Willis (Published in the US by Bantam, $23.95, 594 pages, hardback; May 8, 2001. She has won eleven Hugo Awards and seven Nebula Awards for particular works—more major SF awards than any other writer —most recently the "Best Novel" Hugo and Nebula Awards for Blackout/All Clear (2010). “That's what literature is. 'The likeness is already there. Here she flies with a creative idea of a female psychologist, Joanna, and a male neurologist teaming up to elucidate why the brain generates a relatively common set of experiences in near-death situations. But these strengths are outweighed by way too much superfluous narrative. To see what your friends thought of this book. Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis (fødd 31. desember 1945) er ein amerikansk science fiction- og fantasy-forfattar kjend under namnet Connie Willis.Ho har vunne elleve Hugo-prisar og sju Nebula-prisar for særskilde verk — fleire høgthengande prisar enn nokon anna forfattar. by Bantam. And I've come to a conclusion. I was trying to not give so many 5 star ratings this year, but after having thought a bit about „Passage“ I fear I have to go for another one of the highest ratings. Connie Willis has won scores of awards in her long career. I don’t want to go into a detailed review of Passage so has not to give spoilers about what happens in the book. yes, the author could've shaved off a hundred pages or three, and the har-har elbowed joke of a supporting character cast (all! It is the very essence of our minds as we seek to make sense of our surroundings, our experiences, ourselves, seeing similarities, parallels, connections. I don’t want to go into a detailed review of Passage so has not to give spoilers about what happens in the book. But it was a torturous journey. got pretty old after 700 pages of detecktifying. Listen to them!”, “They say the dead can’t speak, but they can! As a huge Connie Willis fan, I had been wanting to read Passage for a long time and it didn’t disappoint. She had the doctors giving too much dialog about RIPT scans and all the different drugs and effects and honestly, I feel like a neurologist just from reading the book :). Spoke to my scientific as well as my spiritual side, without ever being preachy. DIRECT DOWNLOAD! The premise and core concept of this book are great. Believable, well-developed characters: Joanna, Richard, Maisie, Vielle, Kit, and others stole my heart and made me pull for them. Love Connie Willis, but this was just "good" Having said that, good is still pretty good. Much of Joanna's time consists of trying to. This is where the tension begins to build and the drama unfolds until a climactic moment that no reader will ever see coming. Dr. Joanna Lander, a psychologist, specializes in studying near-death experiences. The basic premise seemed a bit oversimplified for a neurosurgeon to let himself fall into and there was a lot of repetition near the end to where it felt a bit like today's favorite genre "the gaming puzzle" format. No spoilers here, but there are some very interesting twists! The only reason why I didn’t give Passage five stars is that the pace of the book slows down quite a bit near the middle, mostly because of the repeated comic incidents involving the hospital’s maze of stairways and corridors. It’s the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Also, way too much medical jargon. The Official Connie Willis Website. 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