The Orphan Master's Son

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Categories: Fiction » Historical Fiction
Linny says:
**Mention of light spoilers - nothing revealing**I finished it. I finally finished it. I was bound and determined to not have this book end up as a "couldn't finish." Is this book bad? No.
...Does it have interesting ideas? Yes. I really appreciate the exploration of identity. The movement between perspectives and tones (the shifting between people and the radio broadcast voice) was interesting. As of right now, I feel that the loudspeaker broadcast chapters carry the most weight in that they really drive home the place of propaganda and the manipulation of perception. At the end, though, I am left feeling as if it didn't reach the depth it could have. With that said, about the time they leave Texas in the book is when this novel became my bathroom reading material. I'm not saying that to be vulgar. It's just that I could only stand to get through a few pages at a time before I was wanting to read/do something more interesting. I ended up putting this book down and moving onto another book about three or four times before finally deciding that I just needed to sit down and finish it (and the fact that I have been bed ridden for the past week with illness made it all the easier to do so). MoreLess
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Guest 2 years ago

It's long but compelling to the end. The changes of perspective reflect the disassociative feelings the author is trying to convey. It reminded me of kite runner

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