Book Reviews of The Fabulous Riverboat (Riverworld Saga)

The Fabulous Riverboat (Riverworld Saga)
The Fabulous Riverboat - Riverworld Saga
Author: Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN-13: 9780441225880
ISBN-10: 0441225888
Publication Date: 1/1986
Edition: Reissue
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Second installment of the Riverworld Novels - A interesting and fun read.
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The Riverworld with Mark Twain aboard the riverboat
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#2 in the Riverworld Saga. This book, the second in a series that features a sort of repository for the dead--basically, everyone ever born on earth is resurrected in the Riverworld--focuses on Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain. His big dream on Earth was to build and captain a Riverboat, and now that he's basically got all eternity, he's determined to do it.

This life-after-death place isn't exactly what you'd call heaven, though--the same cliques, clans and territorial battles still break out, and as some resources are in short supply, Sam knows he will have to do battle or barter to get the materials he needs.

As with the previous book, a host of different characters from history--ancient and recent--show up, often in unlikely roles. Quite entertaining and an interesting concept of what 'life after death' could be like.
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I can't really review because I wasn't able to finish it. It simply didn't draw me in, and I couldn't get past the first few chapters. Really boring. I'd repost so that someone else could try to read it, but unfortunately, it came in really poor condition so can't be.
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Very good follow-up to the first book. It is very interesting to think what we would do in that case.