The Declaration by Gemma Malley ISBN: 9781599901190 In the year 2140, longevity drugs have all but eradicated old age. That means Anna should never have been born. Nor should any of the children she lives with. This searing debut novel asks readers to imagine a dystopian world where they might not be allowed to exist.
This message has been edited by chapteraday on Jul 19, 2008 12:09 PM
This book seems very thought provoking.
In the topic of putting down 'surplus' babies the author seems to bring up the subject of abortion. I am curious to see is she looks upon the issue positively or negatively.
I haven't yet read any of the book excerpts, but from the comments it sounds a bit like Lois Lowry's "The Giver" a very sobering and thought provoking book for me a couple of years ago, for sure! I've read it several times since then and it always amazes me the thought of human life being 'disposable'.
((Off to read the excerpts now))
This message has been edited by chapteraday on Jul 25, 2008 10:25 AM
So far, this novel reminds me of a cross between "The Giver" (Lowry) and "The Handmaid's Tale" (Atwood). I think I will need to finish this book after the excerpts, and I hope it won't disappoint! ("The Handmaid's Tale" is one of my favorites.)
I like this book and I think I will check it out. In thiis book the surplus' are treated horribly, and it makes you wonder what happened to human rights, especially in the U.S. Someone should have realized by then that it was not their fault they were born illegal, and that is not what they asked for. It was obvious that Mrs. Pincent was not the nicest person, but I didn't think that she would be involved with illegal activities.