I am not sure where to start with this novel. It is simply incredible! A masterpiece that caught your attention from the very beginning.
I love the premise of the perfect world where humanity overcame death… But in the end, death is needed. It is incredible the criticism of society in the novel. How humanity is made to spoil all they touch and “command”. How biases, racism, and prejudice will always be a human trait regardless of the utopia you live in. Another interesting point is how another trait has been repeating itself for the last centuries, and it is the necessity of humans to become gods. From heroes wanting to be Gods to mad scientists wanting to accomplish the forbidden; the author gives us a new version of hubris humans wanting to rule death.
This book awakens the question: is humanity born bad? Or is the society that turns humanity bad? Or is it our choice to be good or bad? and for me, the answer is that we are born neutral but society makes us.
This story has too many touches of romance that will make you cringe, but it is also highly loaded with conspiracies theories. Its plot twists will get literally Force you to read the book to the very end even if you have been reading it for 8 straight hours. We read this for a book club and we did the audiobook instead of actually reading the paper or hardcover, but we loved it so much that we finished the second book by the next club meeting and we were supposed to discuss the second part of the book only!
The audiobook is really good and totally worth the money or the credit to use for it. The narrator was really good and it is the same one for the second one. He does such an amazing job narrating and being different characters at the time. I will recommend you all this book and the audio version!
What do you think about this? Which would be the color of your robe if you were a scythe?
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