The Stone Gods
Publish date: October 1st 2008
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
Very Atwood-esque dystopia/speculative fiction about society run amok, mixing a love story, a war story and a lot of musing about humans' relationships with the Earth. It's prescient and a little bit scary; it's also heavy-handed and lecturing, and silly where it's supposed to be serious. Not my fav...
"all this has happened before and all of it will happen again"i was not expecting this book to have so many themes in common with battlestar galactica. BUT I LOVE THAT IT DOES.the jumps from one "reality" to the next were also unexpected and when i hit the second part i was like wtf is this but then...
Any Winterson is a treat, though not necessarily fully intelligible. A lot about this sort-of-science-fiction novel made me laugh, not least of which was the core story in which all of the intrepid explorers, whom the reader might expect will be the new hope of humanity, die. The core narrative, tho...
I wasn't totally bowled over by anything in this book, though the structure was interesting and the plot diverting. It kept my attention and amused me, although I wasn't expecting a detour to Easter Island for the second section of the tale.
It's uneven. The first 98 pages would have made a fine novella, and I'm sad it didn't stop there. The rest of the book is brilliant in the way that Jeanette Winterson is brilliant, and the very end of the book is also interesting. Ultimately this is disappointing to me, and I think will be disappoin...
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