Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Speed of Dark
But what if you didn’t question what you were told? What if you lived your life with blinders on believing that what was said to you was absolute and that there was no alternate paths to take? I shudder to think what my life would have been like now if I had listened and followed faithfully what my own adults told me.
That is what is at the heart of this wonderful book. Beliefs and the ability to change them when they no longer make sense.
When I first started reading this book I was a little worried that it would be like Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, the theme is similar after all. The journey the protagonist goes through was fascinating
I loved Lou, and, admittedly I was picturing Benedict Cumberbatch when I was reading it. I have found this year that reading about the process a person goes through, mentally, the struggles to understand adversity, and the natural conclusions each character made to reach their own ultimate goal, engaged my interest and had me riveted to my reading chair, eager to see what the results where in each epiphany. I loved this story and will be looking for more by Elizabeth Moon.