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The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing
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** spoiler alert ** This is my first reading of a Doris Lessing novel. I knew her from her short stories. The Good Terrorist would rather be a short story, too. As a novel, it avoids the economy of words. The beginning of the novel, the cause Alice has been fighting for and Jasper, is sucking her body and soul like a ferocious parasite, the beautiful delineation of theirs, for the lack of a better word, symbiotic relationship goes so well at the very beginning. All of a sudden, the novel loses its tempo and for a few chapters, the reader is exposed to some double-talk which genuinely does not contribute anything either to the discourse or the plot of the novel. Until Philip's death. The most vital point to me was the heart-to-heart dialogue between Alice and her mother. Dorothy's heartbreaking story as a woman and an incomplete individual was a kind of foreshadowing for Alice's future. Their similarities but most of all their differences would make them the figures of their somehow vicious circle.
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