Mockingbird (Walter Tevis)
28 October 2009
Graham MacDonald (29 October 2009 09:36)
Well written and entertaining warning about a future where people just stop really caring about life... Or the single greatest retelling of the King Kong myth. You decide!
Great characters and, out of character with similar dystopian novels, a hopefull, upbeat ending. It speaks directly of the dangers when people stop reading, innovating, thinking and caring and could possibly be seen as a unofficial sequel to "Fahrenheit 451" after the evil dictatorial society has faded this is what's left.
I guess the only issue with all of that is the author is probably preaching only to the converted and as such this will probably, and undeservedly, remain as only a footnote in the world of great dystopian fiction.