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Book Eleven.

I appreciate that this was one of the first dystopian, totalitarian novels ever written. I appreciate that it influenced Orwell and Huxley, and without it we may never have experienced Nineteen Eighty Four and Brave New World. But. But that doesn’t mean this is a good or well written book.

Throughout the book D-503 is constantly toing and froing between his emotions and his logic, and really, it just got old very quickly. I wanted him to make his mind up and do something. His slow (slow) awakening that all may not be truly okay in the One State could have been an interesting journey to read about, but it just wasn’t. All the way to the end, he couldn’t decide what he wanted, what he believed. He couldn’t choose, and then that choice was taken away from him. And really, it was a relief to have his straighforward lack of drama back at the end, if only for two pages.

(Longer spoiler-filled review at: marvelatwords.wordpress.com)
25th Apr 2013, 19:08   | tags:,,,

Jane Doe says:

Adds to list

28th Apr 2013, 11:42

Wendle says:

It is worth the read.

28th Apr 2013, 19:33

taniwha says:

But you stuck it out to the bitter end though. I give up on books like that (snaps fingers)

28th Apr 2013, 19:55

Wendle says:

Oh, no, i find it really hard to stop reading a book once i start. I did do that the first time i read Catcher, but when i picked it up again a year later i loved it...

28th Apr 2013, 19:58

taniwha says:

Sometimes it's not the right time for some books. Sometimes it's even the wrong time of day. That book on global woman - could only read that in the morning. Too hard other wise.

28th Apr 2013, 20:05