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The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 by Doris Lessing
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Apr 28, 2012

it was ok

This is the story of a planet that’s dying due to climate change. It’s basically the tale of a society, with the individuals pretty much interchangeable. There’s very little dialogue, although the characters do raise some philosophical points in long monologues. I wouldn’t really call it a novel, it’s more of a rumination.

Is it worth reading? If you’re in that sort of mood. If you’re tired of ordinary novels, and want to branch out into more experimental fiction. There is something haunting about all these people struggling against the elements, slowly dying as the planet dies, and then carrying on, out-of-body.
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