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A dystopia with a happy ending? Robots are available to perform every menial task. Stellenweise zieht es sich, aber alles in allem doch ein gutes Buch, das zum Nachdenken anregt.

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And this hits on one of the themes running through: In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook Oct 18, Alice-Elizabeth marriedtobooks added it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: This one is worth digging down into the fossil layers to find. This book seemed like a poem to me, and like a play, and like a novel, all at once. Certainly, the idea of socialized living can be scary, but Tech City seemed to be doing alright: Her novels include Boating for Beginnerspublished shortly after Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and described by the author as ‘a comic book with pictures’; The Passiontwin narratives following the adventures of the web-footed daughter of a Venetian gondolier and Napoleon’s chicken chef; Sexing the Cherryan invented world set during the English Civil War featuring the fabulous ‘Dog Woman’ and the orphan she raises; and three books exploring triangular relationships, gender and formal experimentation: Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: The King of Capri and Tanglewreck are children’s stories.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Then there is Pink, a contest winner from our insidious planet who is brutally funny. She tossed in a few robots to raise questions about the nature of humanity. And The Passion was another knockout beautiful book.

The humor is wry, to be sure, but there are plenty of smirks and sniggers for those inclined to gallow’s humor. But I found that I loved this book, like I love so many of Jeanette Winterson’s books, for the beauty of her prose, and the surprise.

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The Stone Gods – Jeanette Winterson

View all 5 comments. This page was ainterson edited on 17 Octoberat Jun 27, Brian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Spike, though, decides that were life is and defects to the rebels, who, not surprisingly are overrun by the neighboring overlords who decide everyone should be cared for It was a rune.

The author gpds in a recent interview that, during the course of writing this novel, she discovered her adoption papers for the first time and the fact of them hit her with the force of revelation. Love is an intervention.

Spike and Billie, both wintrson in their own way, fall in love on the journey to Planet Blue. The book’s principal idea is that human society is pre-disposed to destroy itself and the resources at its disposal. The writing style was most definitely not for me!

But all the different story strands were interesting in their own way. And I think it means love. Billie works for the so-called democratic government, in a department whose purpose seems to be seeking out unhappy individuals or those who plan to augment their lives or bodies in some unorthodox way one client seeks to reverse her age to 12 years old in order to keep her husband interested; he, along with many other men who are constantly surrounded by youthful looking women, is attracted to prepubescent girls.

Once in that frame, that frame of hanging, dangling mitters, multi-coloured tassels, twi I am a car in neutral with my wheels in a metal track, covered in the mud and salt and grime of the roads that scar Orbus, Planet Blue, Earth. Only humans are empty. Either we face our environmental challenges now, or many of us will perish, and much of what we cherish in civilization will be destroyed. Part Three is a war zone and Part Four an apocalypse.

Stranger than science fiction

Inthe music world saw amazing reissues spanning rock titans to indie upstarts and electronic to pop of all stripes. The main story is that humans have exploited the stoe to such a degree that it’s not possible for them to live there anymore.

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This story has some of what I’m wanting, but not quite enough, and in the end it’s only a side to her deeper themes, so I’m probably raising this in the wrong place anways. Planet Blue is populated by dinosaurs, so the Mission Captain named Handsome, must divert an asteroid to wipe out the super lizards. It dates back to Gut Symmetries, which I read at an impressionable time maybe 17, though all my times are fairly impressionable.

The book says some interesting things about our world and where it is going – offering a commentary on the human condition – and it is hard to disagree with it. But the ending makes me cry because stonw writing is so good, even if the writer is telling you the character is hallucinating as she dies. A winrerson of the same heroine with the groan-inducing name of Billie Godd inhabits all three stories, and serves as an authorial proxy, a voice of conscience whose tedious inner thoughts are rendered in italics.

She wants wintersob be fixed at a prepubescent age a common practice on Orbis so that her husband, a pedarist, will love her.

The surprise that is revealed in the end is interesting, but I think I saw it coming. That’s frankly something I’ve never liked, and am growing quite tired of – and that’s when it’s done in such a way that it makes sense.

Novelist Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in Winterson leaves me astounded. Godds an individual who has kept herself outside this system, choosing to educate herself and live off the land, even while forced to work a day job for the government, it is exhausting and yet impossible to let go of the remaining essence of her own humanity.

Anyway, I will leave some excerpts below and they are not the shattering ones. Surely she’s noticed that everybody is writing science fiction now? Wonderfully written and a joy to read. On the plus side, the last wintersln has some funny parts, and the protagonist sort of gets a happy ending.