Author: Kay Dick
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.