[DWJ] Dogsbody. Was OT: Diana Hendry

Juliette Curtis juliette at harvestroad.com
Wed Jul 12 21:26:21 EDT 2006


I found Dogsbody depressing for similar reasons. There is so much 
cruelty and the main characters don't seem to expect anything else. The 
perpetrators expect to inflict cruelty and the victims expect to receive 
it.


Irina Rempt wrote:

>On Wednesday 12 July 2006 19:03, Belben, Philip (Energy Wholesale) 
>wrote:
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>>What is the moral of the story? To me, it is that
>>there are wonderful things in the world, but we mustn't strive to
>>attain them because it will mean we are alienated from society, in a
>>life not worth living, until we give them up; and that the things
>>that seem so wonderful are not really worth having.
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>I've always had a similar problem with _The Rainbow Fish_: give away the 
>thing that makes you stand out in order to make everybody absolutely 
>equal, so nobody is at all special any more.
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>   Irina
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