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Odd John and Sirius by Olaf Stapledon
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Jul 30, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: sf
Recommended to Erik by: reading Stapledon
Recommended for: anyone
Read in January, 1978 , read count: 1

Having had bad things to say about First and Last Men and Last Men in London, I must compliment Stapledon's Sirius. Differently ambitious, Sirius is about a dog more intelligent and sensitive than most humans and about his romantic relationship with a human woman. There are problems. You will sympathize with the dog and perhaps do some important thinking about the inner person as contrasted to outward appearances.
Odd John was less impressive, but dealt with similar themes, here the contrast being between normal and extraordinary human beings.

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