This dystopian science fiction novel is about the life of three friends, from childhood until adults. it is more about friendship and human relations and less science fiction. But a wonderful book, that you must absolutely read!
Read fiction as well as non-fiction. Started reading somewhere in the seventies, still enjoying a good book :)
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"The trouble with dreaming is that we eventually wake up"
This book is a kind of memoir of Patti of the year 2016. This was the year that lead to Trump's election and it was also, how fitting, the year of the monkey, according to the Chinese calendar.
At the beginning of the year a friend of Patti dies, and during the year another friend is slowly losing the battle against ALS. At the end of the year Patti turns 70 years old.
In the book the reality and dreamworld blend into each other.
I have highlighted a lot, there are many beautiful sentences in this book. I enjoyed reading this book!
This book is about the main character, a woman, constantly referred to as "the girl" and a third person, "the warden". We don't learn their names. It is not a heartwarming story, but very captivating, about life in a world at war, altered by climate change entering an ice age. There are some hints in the book that it could be some kind of nuclear winter.
The story is unsettling, sometimes hallucinogenic, weird. And a total must-read !