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Sarah Hall, The Carhullan Army

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Apr. 7th, 2009 | 07:52 pm

Sarah Hall, The Carhullan Army

A book about a separatist women's army taking on the dystopian government of a post-apocalyptic Britain was always going to be a winner with me, although it became sketchier and sketchier as it went along, to the extent that the only way I can convince myself that some of the episodes happened in the way described is to assume that the narrator is unreliable. I think Sister is lying about the abandonment of Carhullan, and the purpose of Jackie's suicide mission is to deflect the Authority's attention from the place, making them think it is no longer there.

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from: communicator
date: Apr. 8th, 2009 08:54 am (UTC)

I definitely think it's not intended to be a straightforward narrative. And she's brainwashed quite early on.

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from: altariel
date: Apr. 8th, 2009 10:10 am (UTC)

I was left with the overwhelming feeling that I'd had two-thirds, or possibly four-fifths, of a longer book.

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