This book would have been vastly improved by having significant female characters in the story. It would be more interesting if it weren't so extremely wordy. It would be more interesting if there were some, any significant action. There is some dry humor, but it's not worth the effort.
There is no way to relate to any of the characters in the story, unless you happen to share their orientation, i.e., English, older probably too old to read this now, and by all means, male.
All if them.
If I could I would ask to get my credits back. I have tried valiantly to read this set of books three separate times. Now, I believe I'll just delete them. They're not worth the space they take up.
Yes, because that's my preference, generally.
The Giver, Messenger and Son because they complete the series.
Finding out why Matty was missing.
The whole book was moving.
So glad I read the series.
Escape, simplicity, morality
The moment when the receiver finds out The Giver's name.
Can't read this without reading the other three books in the series.
The story seems to fit into what I have begun to think of as a genre written specifically for people in the field of psychotherapy. The Interpretation of Murder was also in that genre. It's a mystery with a characteristically psychological twist. Whether based on fact or fiction, it works when it's well developed, as The Double Bind is.
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