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by E.M. Forster
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 3 years ago
All I will say is that it feels down right depraved to have read this one on my notebook, by way of internet.
Nithou's Readings
Nithou's Readings rated it 4 years ago
Super roman d'anticipation, surtout pour un livre aussi vieux, visionnaire et un peu effrayant dans sa vision futuriste sur a quel point on peut se reposer sur des choses au point d'en oublier le fonctionnement.
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 4 years ago
Did you know that Forster, the same man who wrote Passage to India and Howard's End also wrote a science fiction story? When I learned of this a couple years ago I was terribly curious, but soon discovered it was no easy thing to find - it is widely out of print. When I visited Powell's in Portland ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 4 years ago
This comes out of the same place as both Wells' The Time Machine and Wall-e: technology will enable people to become apathetic slugs, and boring as all hell. The structure of the story means there's no need to ever explain how this world is supposed to work (what does the Machine need all these peop...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: shortstory-shortstories-novellas, sci-fi, published-1909, summer-2014, e-book Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Richard, Laura Read on July 09, 2014 Opening: Imagine, if you can, a small room, hexagonal in shape, like the cell of a bee. It is lighted neither by window nor by lamp, yet it...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it 4 years ago
“You talk as if a god had made the Machine," cried the other. "I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that. Great men, but men. The Machine is much, but not everything.” E.M. Forster could have been talking about Steve Jobs and iPhones!I don't know how widely ...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it 5 years ago
This was a nice way of sampling E.M. Forster and I enjoyed both stories contained although they are very different.The first being a chilling, dystopian vision of the future, the other being a fantasy about a boy who finds a bus to heaven at the end of a blind alley opposite his house.I enjoyed his ...
NinthWanderer
NinthWanderer rated it 6 years ago
I have a deep and abiding love for Forster's novels about Edwardian societal mores and class struggles, and also having a deep and abiding love for science fiction I just about wet myself when I went looking for public domain ebook versions of [b:A Room with a View|3087|A Room with a View|E.M. Forst...
ayanami
ayanami rated it 6 years ago
On the surface, this seems like a fairly straightforward and typical dystopian cautionary tale, but if you consider it's original publication date, then this is a truly visionary story.
Bookalicious
Bookalicious rated it 6 years ago
That was some good readin'.
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