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I agree on the ending. nossy Send a noteboard - 07/11/2010 10:43:41 PM
I didn't like the moralizing. It was fitting for that character, but I couldn't quite convince myself that it was Adam speaking in character rather than the author trying to push an agenda. And that was annoying, especially given the suspense (is that even the right word for his style of story resolution?) throughout the rest of the novel.

I definitely enjoyed it. Between this book and Never Let Me Go, I'm realizing how much I appreciate not being told what is happening. I'm also learning how much not being told what is happening drives me crazy (in a good way). I was thinking about writing a review, but only one thing is stopping me - part of what I would mention is that this book is SOOOO packed with little quotes, historical references and shout outs. I'm sure I missed hidden meanings, and that also annoys me. Those I did catch really helped make the book for me. Ie: your example as one I didn't miss: Orwell/Huxley = "Optimists."

I think I have to spend some time thinking about it before I say anything.
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