Maybe if I read this book back in third or fourth grade I would have been blown away. But reading it after so many other books are in my mental library….
This is the most passive book I have ever read. Not only is the grammar simply appallingly passive, but the context is so blah….
I understand that there are a few “shocking” moments in the story. But really, none of it is surprising with Lowry’s foreshadowing pretty much lining the reader up for it.
The world itself is pretty well thought out and beautifully described. The characters are just as bland as the utopia. And this is a well-developed utopia, not a dystopia. The world is perfect for the people who live in it. Just because they have to have a pill deaden their senses, doesn’t mean this is not a “perfect” world for them.
This is a great example of how humanity…emotion….tends to be the one fault in a created utopia. We will never have one, because all that is human, the emotion, the memory will never let us sink into blandness.
It absolutely ruins it. I took away so much from both the narration and the story. I wish their was a way to turn it off or know that it was going to be there before I downloaded it.
It seems as though the author just got tired of writing. The story line and the characters were just starting to develop and then it was over. What a disappointment. Can I please have my money back.
I love that I am able to read again, even in my busy life. Thanks Audible!!
The story was enjoyable, and while I was disappointed in the ending, I can see why this book is so widely acclaimed.
The music effects which are occasionally used to emphasize parts of the book were sometimes too loud, and we're always distracting.