Your opinion on a book

Your opinion on a book

I now offer you a new section: YOUR OPINION ON A BOOK!

If you really liked a book, whatever its literary genre, and if you would like to write a review on this subject, I invite you to share it with us on the blog.

YOUR OPINION ON A BOOK

“I just finished a book that heckled me, upset, challenged, frightened, and also, grabbed, bewitched, but above all not anesthetized. It is “Cadaver equips” by Agustina Bacteria, Argentinian writer, of which it is the first novel. It is a work of science fiction which cannot leave indifferent, because the subject is at the same time surrealist and so almost realistic. When I first started reading it, my first impression was “Oops! If it’s like this all the time, I’m not sure if I will continue! », But in fact, I couldn’t let go. I experienced the roller coaster in a crazy emotional elevator, between amazement, fears, disgust, hope, disappointment, sadness… but no joy in this cruel world. YOUR OPINION ON A BOOK

Great Bacteriological War

The story takes place in a time called The Transition, which follows the Great Bacteriological War, under an extremist political regime, where the notion of profit is more than ever on the agenda and where overpopulation, misery and unemployment are real plagues. The government has spread the rumor (reality or lie?) That the animals are all infected with a virus that is fatal to humans, hence the decision to have them all slaughtered, herds and pets included.  YOUR OPINION ON A BOOK


So, this world is a world void of animals, except the birds that people in cities protect themselves by always coming out under an umbrella. Initially, to meet the needs for meat and to solve the problem of overpopulation, it is carried out the systematic slaughter of the weak and the poor, who, along with the dead, resumed the activity of slaughterhouses and butchers. How to create a Wikipedia page for an author words have changed and dehumanized these practices and allowed the population to accept this cannibalism, initially accessible only to the richest. 

status of humans

Some saw it as a potential vein and researchers have developed a technique to make humans who will never have the status of humans, raised in herds, artificially inseminated, whose vocal cords are cut so as not to be disturbed by their cries. Their life is that of our current farm animals, with the mistreatment that goes with it that we analyze better when we refer to humans.


Their life is that of our current farm animals, with the mistreatment that goes with it that we analyze better when we refer to humans. Some have seen there a potential vein and researchers have developed a technique to make humans who will never have the status of humans, raised in herds, artificially inseminated, whose vocal cords are cut so as not to be disturbed by their cries. Their life is that of our current farm animals, with the mistreatment that goes with it that we analyze better when we refer to humans.

tortured by two family dramas

We cling to this character that we feel to be the only one to ask questions and to seem very uncomfortable, tortured by two family dramas which make him see things, it seems, more lucidly than the rest of the population. 


We cling to him like a lifeline, in a sea of ​​cruelty. Finally, the reader perceives cruelty, but people do not, since these fabricated humans have only humans in physical appearance and are called heads, as we speak of head of cattle.

great strength

The strength of this book also lies in highlighting the power of words which have the great strength to make a whole population accept to practice the inconceivable and to accept it easily, in short, to trivialize the horror and make it obvious. 

brief and ruthless

“He knows that transition is a word he doesn’t say the process has been brief and ruthless. It is a word which sums up and archives an immeasurable event.  An empty word. Change, transformation, turn: so many synonyms that seem to mean the same things, and yet the choice to use one or the other says a singular way of seeing the world. “

“He chooses each word, Wikipedia page creators as if the wind won’t blow them away, as if the sentences remain petrified in the air and that he can grab them to keep them locked in a cabinet…”

The writing is also cold, the author putting us coldly, without judgment, in the position of spectators who observe this world evolving without qualms. It is also uncomfortable to have this position. 

But this book overwhelmed me because it awakened in my memory several horrors already committed by man in our time (genocides, concentration camps, slavery, mistreatment in slaughterhouses, discrimination of all kinds …), putting in the field of possibilities which is related in this work, and making us think a lot about Man and his relation to good and evil, to the relativity of these notions and that of Collective Morality

Conclusion

In short, a book that leaves no stone unturned, that upsets, from which we do not come out unscathed, which makes people think a lot and from which we do not wash our hands so easily. To read, going beyond the force of the scenes, to find out who we really are and by clinging to the weight of words. ”

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