Elegy Beach

Elegy Beach By Steven R. Boyett, Elegy Beach It s been twenty seven years since the Change An entire generation has grown up in the ruins of their parents world They ve never known electricity or large crowds but they take a new set of physical
  • Title: Elegy Beach
  • Author: Steven R. Boyett
  • ISBN: 9780441017959
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Elegy Beach By Steven R. Boyett, It s been twenty seven years since the Change An entire generation has grown up in the ruins of their parents world They ve never known electricity or large crowds, but they take a new set of physical laws and a depopulated world for granted until something threatens to change things back.ELEGY BEACH a novel of reunions and departures, the joy of discovery and the painIt s been twenty seven years since the Change An entire generation has grown up in the ruins of their parents world They ve never known electricity or large crowds, but they take a new set of physical laws and a depopulated world for granted until something threatens to change things back.ELEGY BEACH a novel of reunions and departures, the joy of discovery and the pain of loss.
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    1. Steven R. Boyett

      Steven R Boyett is the author of Ariel, Elegy Beach, Mortality Bridge, Fata Morgana with Ken Mitchroney and numerous stories, articles, comic books, and screenplays.As a DJ he has played clubs, conventions, parties, Burning Man, and sporting events, and produces two of the world s most popular music podcasts Podrunner and Groovelectric.Steve has also been a martial arts instructor, professional paper marbler, advertising copywriter, proofreader, typesetter, writing teacher, and Website designer and editor He also plays the didgeridoo and composes electronic music.

    980 thoughts on “Elegy Beach”

    1. You don t need to have read Ariel first, not really this is a sequel of sorts, but it s also a standalone novel and one that happens to contain a quick synopsis of Ariel tucked away inside to boot But I d still recommend seeking out Boyett s first stab at the world of the Change anyway.Elegy Beach is rightly named, though that fact doesn t really become apparent until later in the book To start with, Fred is just a young apprentice in the sleepy Southern California coastal town of Del Mar, a thr [...]


    2. Magnificent and worthy sequel to Boyett s cult classic Ariel Boyett s grown as an author in the time since, and he tries some experimental things here that I don t always like, but which effectively convey how much the world has been transformed by the Change I love the tension between the children of the Change and those of the old world, and wish Fred the protagonist had fought harder to show his father that the new world was pretty kickass too Most interesting scene, IMO, was the magical rave [...]


    3. Fred has grown up in a post Change world Magic has become a new tool for protection as well as for trinkets but no one really understands the way it works It s all part of the trading world that has become the commerce industry He is 17 and apprenticed out to the resident caster, but he feels as though he has talent than PayPay is allowing him to use His best friend, Yan, is learning casting from Fred, but they re also going further and faster than PayPay would have allowed They have a theory t [...]


    4. Boyett s novel Ariel A Book of the Change has haunted me since the day I finished reading it I ve read and re read it several times over the years, and at the oddest times I ll wonder What ever happened to Pete Where did Ariel go Will they ever see each other again In Elegy Beach I have all my answers and I m conflicted I mean, Pete was as I expected him to be cold, hard, bitter, and yet somehow still the Pete we knew and loved The plot itself is decent, but really incidental This story is the c [...]


    5. I first read Ariel A Book of the Change a year ago What a wonderful world Mr Boyett has written for himself, I thought, I hope he does something else with it Well, this long awaited sequel to Ariel does not disappoint The author s writing style has certainly matured over the years without losing it s sense of innocence and wit There is an alarming tendency in the fantasy genre for a series set in the same world with characters that carry over from episode to episode to gradually become less sati [...]


    6. First, in terms of style, this book was a little disappointing I understand it s a first person account from a 17 year old, but some of the dialogue was just so horrible And there were some confusing parts Perhaps they were supposed to be ambiguous because our narrator is not fully matured yet or whatever, but it was weird As a reader, I just found those moments a little bit discordant.Second, the content was actually pretty good It was an interesting take on a post apocalyptic world, where tech [...]


    7. The sequels are never as good as the original In the case of Elegy Beach , I m tempted to make an exception It has the punch of the original familiar characters return with a new cast of magicians and nefarious gangsters of the Rasputin kind There are some great moments in this book that when you reach them it s like a old friend stopping in for a chat over tea Much of this tome feels like that and it s a welcome feeling.The are moments of friendship rekindled, fears reborn and ultimately the qu [...]


    8. It was a page turner, and the world was better thought out and or described than it was in Ariel.There were some authorial mannerisms, though, that started annoying me early on and got increasingly irritating as they went on and on and on The worst was the lack of question marks after most questions, both in dialog and in interior monologue Did he think this was a clever trick when used over and over and over again Did he think it added to the uniqueness of the voices when pretty much everyone d [...]


    9. I cried so many tears in the last 50 or so pages of this book, its amazing I didn t pass out from dehydration A worthy sequel to one of my favorite books of all time.


    10. This book an its companion Ariel How to explain them Centaurs and unicorns and werewolves, oh my Ok, so fantasy Wait, no, it s apocalypse No, crime drama Um, high fantasy Oh, coming of age tale How do you mix all this together This author somehow successfully manages it Highly enjoyable books.Zaza


    11. I did not read Ariel , so I came into this novel with no knowledge of the change The story was good, but about 100 pages too long I m generally a fast reader, but parts of the book just seemed to linger ond ond on I found the magic concept very interesting and would love to see it explored in another work.


    12. I m so glad I had read Ariel first about a year ago I didn t realize this was the sequel until I was quite a ways into it, I just thought it was another book by the same author What a great story


    13. Every bit as good as the first novel Ariel Steven Boyett has a gift of creating a world that pulls you in and keeps your imagination running wild the entire time I can t wait to read his next novel in the series.



    14. later, grief would fill the empty spaces in my heart where my father and yan had lived right now there were just empty spaces where my heart had been cored.


    15. It was heartbreaking and it was tragic but who here thinks that losing virginity isn t pretty much inevitable That s what makes tragedy Doc Inevitability No use crying over spilled et cetera Look at our little hajj here You think we aren t acting out a tragedy Elegy Beach is the never intended sequel to Ariel If Ariel is a young man s ode to the end of adolescence written when he was barely out of his own, with all of the shortsightedness and self centeredness that implies which I argue it is in [...]


    16. I was scared to read this scared that it would tarnish the memory of one of my most beloved books, so much so that I let it sit on my shelf for five years The electronic re issue of Ariel is what finally pushed me over the edge now that I could read it again without having to worry about my treasured tattered paperback falling apart left me with no excuses I m happy to say that it doesn t tarnish the memory of my favorite unicorn and instead felt like a pretty fitting end for Ariel and Pete It [...]


    17. Why I Read this Book I loved and still love Steven R Boyett s The Architect of Sleep, and really liked Ariel, so I was very interested in this book I hadn t planning on reading it immediately or buying the hardcover until I read the ebook free samples and got hooked I decided to buy it at the local Barnes Noble the next day along with the Ariel paperback reissue to vet my multiformat ebook against.To use the terminology of the rating scale, it was amazing until the end, when fatigue set in, eith [...]


    18. The name of the book I m reading is Elegy Beach Part 2 by Steven R Boyett Steven lives in California and has been a writing teacher, editor, martial arts instructor, and professional paper marbler and even wrote the draft for toy story 2 The book is about a world with no technology or former physical laws it had before allowing fairytale creatures to exist There is a 20 year old young man named Fred who is a caster, giving him the abilities to do magic and make spells He has left his home town [...]


    19. Just started reading this book, and thus I am unimpressed It reads like a bad sequel pumped out by big biz production houses to squeeze money from the fan base The kind of thing one expects from Hollywood.Somehow after the showdown in New York Pete Garey finds himself on the west coast, sans Shaughnessy, at the start of this story 27 years has passed, he and Shaughnessy traveled west started a farm where she had died from a disease she had caught from her son After her death Pete uproots and hea [...]


    20. I have mixed feelings about this one.On its own, Elegy Beach is a classic coming of age story set in a world that is familiar and strange, all at the same time There is an interesting exploration of magic as the new science , and while some of the plot is predictable see classic , the characters are whole enough to keep you interested.As a follow up to Ariel , I was bothered by the inconsistencies in the world Ariel was written at a particular time, and froze the modern world in that time a time [...]


    21. I m writing this review after my second reading of Elegy Beach.Ariel has long been one of my guilty pleasure books I reread it with relative frequency Each time, I allow my love for the characters to carry me past the maddening inconsistencies in Boyett s world of the Change, and the holes in the plot, and the large suspensions of disbelief it requires Boyett tries to pull off the same magic again with some interesting thought exercises and some pretty good what ifs The book is decent but not gr [...]


    22. This book took me quite awhile to get into First off, it was only available in hardback from the library and ebooks are much easier for me to read physically Then at first Fred sounded too much like Pete It sat on my headboard for almost two months before I finally got around to reading it The fact that I had used up all my renews and it was due in a week had a lot to do with it Well, once the books starts to move and get going I liked it It is much better then Ariel, written by a much younger S [...]


    23. Elegy Beach return Steven R Boyett return Ace Hardcover 2009 , First Edition Hardcover, 384 pages return return Want Spoilers None here today return return Nearly 30 years after the release of Ariel, the never say never sequel, Elegy Beach, was released Set in contemporary time 30 years after The Change it chronicles the coming of age of the first generation who have never known anything but the New Rules They have always lived in an environment of clean air and water, in a time where Magic Work [...]


    24. Not as good as Ariel, but I still enjoyed it because it was a sequel to a book I really, really liked It felt a lot like fan service to me, but if it s fan service for something I m a big fan of, that s not really a bad thing in my particular case.The villain s motivations seemed kind of glossed over to me It felt like, BOOM, now he s suddenly evil, for reasons I far from fully understood But then there were people centaurs getting killed with swords and stabbed with javelins and stuff, and I st [...]


    25. This book was fabulous Thirty years previous, The Change had mysteriously occurred, leaving the world without any source of electricity or technology of any kind In exchange, magick abounded and people became sorcerers and potion makers, trading their wares because money no longer had value.Now, one young spell caster has gone rogue , trying to return the world to the way it was before The Change and his best friend and fellow spell caster sets out to find, and stop, me if he can He is joined by [...]


    26. Elegy Beach is the sequel to Ariel A Book of the Change, and you might call it Ariel, the Next Generation, except it isn t quite like that at all Yes, the protagonist is the son of Pete Garey, the protagonist and not quite hero of Ariel, but the writer takes his own sweet time getting around to admitting that yes, Pete went and had a mini me.The main plot of the story revolves around Fred going on a quest to stop his friend and fellow magic user Yanamandra Ramchandani from accomplishing his goal [...]


    27. I think the forewards and afterwards to this and Ariel are required reading These books are such intimate works by Boyett, this novel is essentially a grown up reflection on the adolescent dreams and feelings of the first one One thing that isn t entirely clear to me is why spoiler reversing the Change is automatically considered a bad thing Reading this, that wasn t axiomatic at all For one thing, all of the magic users ply their craft literally on the ashes of the old world propane stoves, for [...]


    28. Love, Love, Love this book As a companion book to Ariel, I wasn t sure what to expect I was hoping that I would see the main characters from Ariel in here Let s just say that it turned out I was pleased but sad at the same time SPOILERS If you read any further you may read some things that give away the plot so, stop reading The world is in chaos Technology doesn t work Magic is REAL Unicorns exist and as it turns out they can be what changes the world forever By using the unicorns horn, the wor [...]


    29. I loved much of Ariel most of it, even but the ending left me cold and angry Or at least deeply unsatisfied.Elegy Beach rejoins Pete and Ariel decades later, when they re older, wiser, and a bit jaded Interestingly, the story isn t told from their perspective, but from that of Pete s son It s an inspired choice, one that helps Boyett create a compelling, poignant, beautifully nuanced novel by letting us see these familiar characters through fresh eyes.Boyett is just as gifted with language as h [...]


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