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Thursday, August 09, 2018



This is a fabulous book that also changed how I perceived the world.
I've read it multiple times, and so have my daughters. My ex-military, anti-war husband found it intensely disturbing. And it should be unsettling! The what-if questions about the origins of violence and misogyny that are posed are deep. The way homosexuality was dealt with arguably was a way of narrowing the what-ifs to a discussion of the gender binary stereotypes - the rigidity of the hold the medical caste has over this society is pretty extreme.
Delighted to find others wanting to discuss this novel - it's still as relevant as it was when published.

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