The writing of this book is nothing short of remarkable. From the actual writing style to the story itself. With today's political environment it makes the story even more intriguing and somewhat terrifying. The cherry on the top is Claire Danes' fantastic narration. Among the best I've ever heard.
Claire Danes captured the character. She reads as a perfect characterization. I relate with the character. Her thoughts are almost exactly what I would think.
I found this book to be a little to possible in our day and time. It feels like Germany in the 30's or possible in our circumstances today. There are hints from individuals who would like a society demonstrated in this book.
I must admit I was disappointed with the end. But still well worth it.
This book and performance by Claire Danes is amazing. You can picture everything that is described in detail. I loved every minute until the end...why Margaret, why did you end such a great book like this? It will make you crazy, but doesn't ruin the whole story.
Loved it! Great piece with incredible writing! Sometimes I had to go back 30 seconds or so to follow along. The story would skip from memories to present (which was actually in another time)....crazy.
The performance is outstanding, and book is well written but it's very very very depressing.
This book is a frustrating read, everything about it, is depressing, the world is such a sad, dark, and frustrating place to live that I couldn't finish reading it.
I felt myself spiraling downward with every chapter.
The book is written in a way that reveals information about the world and why it is the way it is very gradually, hence making the reader curious and wanting to listen more to find out why.
My curiosity got me only so far, at the end I decided I can't handle the frustration and depression any longer.
The narration was fantastic. I rated the book 3 stars based solely on that. I usually enjoy dystopian novels. Unfortunately besides the narration I didn't enjoy this book at all. I did not like how the protagonist was constantly analyzing the miniscule details that brought absolutely nothing to the story. To be honest the way it "read" absolutely annoyed me. I felt the overall story was very bland, it barely held my attention and I struggled to listen through it.