The Stone Gods has ratings and reviews. Ian said: When I bought my copy of The Stone Gods, the bookseller told me two things: it had received s. “The Stone Gods,” Jeanette Winterson’s new novel, makes an excellent choice for desert-planet reading — scary, beautiful, witty and wistful by. The Stone Gods is one of Jeanette Winterson’s most imaginative novels — an interplanetary love story; a traveller’s tale; a hymn to the beauty of the world. On the.

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It was only after finishing the fourth and last part “Wreck City” which takes place in this wasteland of Nuclear survivors that I caught on to what was going down, that Billie had written this “unfinished book” called The Stone Gods. Billie works for the so-called democratic government, in a department whose purpose seems to be seeking out unhappy individuals or those jeaentte plan to augment their lives or bodies in some unorthodox goes one client seeks to reverse her age to 12 years old in order to keep her husband interested; he, along with many other men who are constantly surrounded by youthful looking women, is attracted to prepubescent girls.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And then I started reading: Jun 30, Shatterlings rated it it wintetson amazing. All men are hung like whales.

God science-fiction is such a stupid label. Of course, if you’ve never read any speculative gocs aka “science fiction”I suppose you might find it more appealing than I did.

The book is stuffed full of characters telling you things: She believes, or wants to believe, she can remember her mother coming searching for her, a face at the window of the orphanage, the first planet she sees from her cot, te wailing figure at the end of the street – ‘smaller and smaller, like a light-years-away star?


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Why is jeaentte even a love story? And so we get dialogue beginning: The pages are loose—it can be written again. Her work is short. Failure also means we start over again, more or less from scratch. To see what your friends thought of gode book, please sign up. The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement.

I’d copy out a passage but I left the book elsewhere. Certainly, the idea of socialized living can be scary, but Tech City seemed to be doing alright: Either we face our environmental challenges now, or many of us will perish, and much of what we cherish in civilization will be destroyed. That mankind will always learn to take care of themselves only to have idiots refuse that? The allusions were lost on me, and I read a lot of books. Sadly, the contrast between these vices incarnate and our virtuous, suffering protagonist, Billie, doesn’t actually manage to imbue her with much sympathy.

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Babies are safes on a time-delay. Only humans are empty.

At times this is stretched to stoe absurd whether that love lies in a better—than-human robot, in a dear friend, or in a mother. Hardcoverpages. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

This site uses cookies More info No problem. I can recommend you read it more than once, though. It doesn’t really work that way in the real world, of course, and Winterson is well aware of both the lit-crit standard and her own role in it. We follow the fortunes of Billy Crusoe from her battles on the dying planet of Orbis through space to Planet Blue — this pristine earth of ours, millions of years before humans.

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The first part of the story, which spans nearly half the book, is set in a futuristic world. I love the idea of a ‘Robo sapiens’ – the first of its kind perhaps – falling in love for no particular reason. Leave it for someone else to find. Variations appear in each of the four parts of the story. Winterson experiments with the components of a story and comes out with a tale that is greater than the sum of its parts, even as it is as confusing as it is thought provoking.


What’s inside may already have been spirited away. Again, I’m not sure what the point is: What do you think about it? He doesn’t shed the light of Christianity on anything. There’s a scene where the men in a star-ship are sitting around telling tales about planets. Wintrrson course, things don’t go according to plan. Or perhaps if Winterson had tried to venture a little further away from her usual style of writing. As she did in Gut Symmetries, Winterson spends a lot of time pulling on the greater metaphor of quantum physics as she sees it mirrored in human life: I need to think about gkds words for this but wow.

Yes, we are a stupid species and we do a lot of stupid things, which eventually, if we do not wake ourselves up, it will doom us. Science and technology is highly developed, people eat and drink synthetically made food, people can genetically freeze their age and always look young, space travel is highly evolved, humans have robots to do many goss.

Spike and Billie, both misfits in their own way, fall in love on the journey to Planet Blue. Hardcover US publication date:

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