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I hereby recommend Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. He's a Japanese born, British author...I mention this because I think it's relevant to the novel and some of the ideas contained within and especially the setting.

I really enjoyed the novel and the ideas within. Destiny...the meaning of soul...nature vs. nurture...as well as some of the ethical and moral questions raised about what people will do to survive...and what they won't.

There happens to be a movie that was released into yonder mainstream that somewhat mirrors this novel's..motif? Underlying structure perhaps...Regardless, I enjoy the contrast. It makes me wonder which is more correct, or perhaps where reality would intersect the two.

I am going to look up this gentleman's other works and see if I can enjoy them as much as I enjoyed this. If you happen to know about the author or get motivated to read this...let me know.

P.S. I really do hope this new icon means Monkey in Chinese. It's supposed to!
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dragoni82 From: dragoni82 Date: April 10th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)
The icon has got the correct left-half to match the Monkey kanji I know, but the right half is way off.
http://japanese.about.com/blkod1043.htm has a picture of the version I'm used to -- but that probably just means that you've got a slightly different species for your UPic.
daimones From: daimones Date: April 10th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, it did specifically come from a 'Year of the Monkey' re chinese zodiac, so...maybe that's it?

But I'll go for half right. =)
dragoni82 From: dragoni82 Date: April 10th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I suppose if it's on a calendar it's probably right.
^_^* It's been how many years since I've brushed up on my kanji?
daimones From: daimones Date: April 11th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)
It was on a meme quiz type thing, so I wouldn't go so far as to saying it was 'right'. Point of fact, I meant to go back to said meme and refill it out and post it. Hopefully this time without my computer crashing horrible like.
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