posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by Raist
I am only reading this book on my breaks at work so I am not reading it as quickly as I could. However, the more I read the more terrifying the
community sounds. I guess if one were born into that sort of thing it would not be that bad or if even your situation were half of what it is in the
Comparing it to the society we have now though I wonder how any could ever want such a community.
More will become clear as the story unfolds. Lowry's talent isn't so much in creating a "plausible" world of the future, her strength is in
building characters that we can almost see and hear. You know she is good when we can almost "feel" what her characters are feeling, and tears
come, even to rough old beasts like myself!
And you'll really know she's good, when you finish the book, in spite of finding that her world was dark and dystopic, (none of us would ever want
to live there!), and you decide you want to read it again! Or at least pass it on to those you care about.
If you haven't finished it yet, it would be too early to throw out something like a message, but I'm sure her book will speak to you on different
Again, my opinion of this book is that it is one of the best of it's kind I have ever read. No, it's not as "intellectual" as some, or
adventurous, or entertaining, but there are bits of all of that, and all in a measure that makes Lowry's "recipe" perfect for this beautiful