Breathe To Read

Breathe To Read

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

2023 Challenge: A Book That Came Out The Decade You Were Born: They

 Book: They

Author: Kay Dick

Pages: 128

This is my 34th read for the year

This is a book writen in the 1970s but takes places in a dystopian future where books are banned, people are silenced, and dissidents are captured and reprogramed.  Survivors gather and hide - trying to keep a low profile all while fighting against not being allowed to have an individual identity.

This was a very short read.  I always end up with one of these on my list each challenge, but my feeling for short stories has not changed.  I am always left with wanting more.  I go in to it hoping that in 100 pages a story can be told - in my opinion - but for me, it very rarely happens.  

Dick, though, was spot on to what would come - what always comes - when people are not allowed to be themselves.   I will never understand why so many feel that they need to control other people's narratives.  But like so often in history - that mentality never quite disappears.  Now we just have a bigger stage.

Stars: 3

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