Review by Michael Alec Rose. Like so much else in this brilliant and unsettling novel, we feel and understand a thing not by our own human lights, but rather through the multi-faceted eyes of an ant. But an ant's idea of the wind could serve equally well to describe what it's like to read Bernard Werber's entomological fantasy: it picks you right off the ground of your human experience and puts you down in the "goodness-knows-where" of ant life. Through the sorcery of his scientific prose, all the more fascinating for its deadpan journalistic tone, Werber draws the reader into the teeming society of a russet ant city, with its complex hierarchical structure of specialized citizens.
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Ants came to this planet long before man. Since then they have developed one of the most intricate civilizations imaginable — a civilization of great richness and technological brilliance.
During the few seconds it takes you to read this sentence, some milli0on ants will be born on earth…. Edmond Wells had studied ants for years: he knew of the power which existed in their hidden world.
On his death, he leaves his apartment to his nephew Jonathan with one proviso: that he must not descend beyond the cellar door. It is an experience that will alter his life for ever…. Empire of the Ants is an extraordinary achievement. Bernard Werber. Werber was born in Toulouse in Beginning at the age of 14, he wrote stories for a fanzine, an experience which would later be useful in his novels, such as L'Empire des anges The Empire of the Angels.
Werber began studying journalism in in Paris, where he discovered the work of sci-fi writer Philip K. During this period, he developed an interest in science, which he mixes with his favourite themes, ants, death and the origins of the human race.
Werber's works have been translated into 35 languages. With 15 million copies sold throughout the world, Bernard Werber is one of the most widely known modern French authors in the world. Our Lists. Buy from…. View all online retailers. A fascinating novel about the world of the ants. During the few seconds it takes you to read this sentence, some milli0on ants will be born on earth… Edmond Wells had studied ants for years: he knew of the power which existed in their hidden world.
It is an experience that will alter his life for ever… Empire of the Ants is an extraordinary achievement. With 15 million copies sold throughout the world, Bernard Werber is one of the most widely known modern French authors in the world Read more. Related titles. The Colour Of Magic. The Bear and The Nightingale. Good Omens. Neil Gaiman , Terry Pratchett. The Night Circus. Christopher Paolini. Hollow City. Philip Pullman , Christopher Wormell. The Witcher Omnibus.
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Empire of the Ants
It sold over half a million copies in France alone, and has since been published in seventeen different countries. ISFDB Bibliography A review by Katharine Mills Advertisement If you are one of the many who sat mesmerised through the surprise hit Microcosmos or "Bugs to Music," as some prefer to call it , then I have this advice for you -- go out to your friendly bookseller right now and get Empire of the Ants into your hands this very instant. If, on the other hand, you are the kind of person who won't even go into the bathroom if there's a spider in the tub -- well, you should be forewarned. This is a buggy book. But it's a fine read. And who knows, after your intimate glimpse into the world of the exoskeletal, you might find yourself actually able to go up to that spider, and gently remove it to a better world outside. The book opens simply enough: Jonathan Wells has been bequeathed a Paris apartment by his brilliant and eccentric uncle Edmond, who has been stung to death by wasps in the forest.
Empire Of The Ants
All around, warriors were fighting duels. The opponents first felt each other over to assess build and leg size, then circled, tested each other's flanks, pulled each other's hairs, threw each other scent challenges and provoked each other with the club ends of their antennae. Finally, they flung themselves together with a clash of their shells. Each of them tried to grab hold of the other's thoracic joints. As soon as one of them managed it, the other tried to bite her knees. Their movements were jerky.