ID #32809 | ημερομηνία: 2020-08-22
Νεκταρία Μπούργου | 113 κριτικές
First of all, it'd be unfair not to talk about the good points of this book, since it had some remarkably positive elements. What I loved most about this book and what I believe to be its trump card, were the characters. Not only are they insanely well-developed but, since the book follows their entire lives, we get to see their transformation throughout the story. In that way, and with all the detail put in their creation, it gives you the feeling that you've known the protagonists your whole life.
However, that wasn't the best thing about the characters; what amazed me most was how genuinely realistic they were. Even though the events of the book take place in a dystopian society, the characters' personalities make them so honest and imperfect like they're just some ordinary, everyday people. The relationships between them are also made to resemble usual, relatable situations. Their actions and words match what we've been told about them and I found that consistency to be great. Furthemore, the dialogues are, once again, very realistic; the author isn't trying too hard to impress you by characters exchanging poetic words or being unnaturally witty.
On the other hand, though, I was a bit disappointed by the writing style. I guess I was expecting more metaphors and epic/stunning descriptions and, overall, something special and groundbreaking by an author awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature. Don't get me wrong, though, I did appreciate the analytic descriptions in some parts.
Another thing that turned me off with this book was that it took me a while to get into and through it; maybe it was just me but I found the story to be a bit slow-paced.
Now, about the story itself; I liked the whole 'clones' concept, I really did but I thought the author could've expanded on it.