When Dorrit Wegner turned fifty, the government transferred her to a state-of-the-art facility where she can live out her days in comfort. Her apartment is furnished to her tastes, her meals expertly served, and all at the very reasonable non-negotiable price of one cardiopulmonary system. Once... show more
When Dorrit Wegner turned fifty, the government transferred her to a state-of-the-art facility where she can live out her days in comfort. Her apartment is furnished to her tastes, her meals expertly served, and all at the very reasonable non-negotiable price of one cardiopulmonary system. Once an outsider without family, derided by a society bent on productivity, Dorrit finds within The Unit the company of kindred spirits and a dignity conferred by 'use' in medical tests. But when Dorrit also finds love, her peaceful submission is blown apart and she must fight to escape before her 'final donation'.
Format: Trade Paper
Publish date: June 9th 2009
Publisher: Other Press
Pages no: 268
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Swedish Literature
The Unit is a frighteningly plausible novel, categorized as Adult Dystopian. The translation from Swedish is flawless and I was never aware that it was a translation while I was reading. Much of the dystopian fiction that I have read recently has been action focused, but this is a more contempl...
It says a lot about my life at the moment that I read this thinking how nice it would be to go and live in a place like The Unit. Outdoors is overrated and I tire of this shopping and cooking malarky. Anyway. It's pretty good but where it failed for me was with regards to one of the characters actio...
I certainly wish more books from this author will be translated and released. The Unit is a great book, full of melancholy and sadness of a proper dystopia. Felt very enriched when finished reading it.
This book was disturbing, but in a quiet way. It felt so real, so now, so damn concerning. Dorrit lives in a world that changed during her lifetime. The book did make me think of Never Let Me go. With the whole aspect that it feels so now, like it could happen any day. But that some people are not r...
I really wanted to love this book, but it just wasn’t happening. This has been on my to-read list for ages, and from the description sounded right up my alley. There may be a couple mild spoilers in here, but nothing you couldn't guess from just reading the blurb on the back cover. This book is fair...