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Gorgon Child eSet my teeth ondge that I immediately googled the purported author only to find that Heinrich Kremer does not xist at least not as the author of a treatise on health as principle of governmental legitimisation He did xist once as a German inuisitor of the 15th centuryOh OK so this is a spoof I geddit Unfortunately it is also the premise for this future world one in which the health police have taken over and run an over fficient Nanny state in which any kind of behaviour that might be a to health is in which the citizens are xpected to keep tabs on and report their blood count sleep patterns nutrition diary blood pressure urine samples sport profiles (رسائل الحكمة (الدروز etctc tcAnother admission I ve only
Read 30 Pages But So Far There Is No Explanation 30 pages but so far there is no xplanation how we got from here to there I mean most New World Orders need some kind of previous cataclysm to warrant Their Existence Something Like A World Wide War Or A existence something like a world wide war or a Dsir ardent: Les Sducteurs, T2 (Historique) environmental disaster disease pestilence whatever Something adeuately destabilizing which makes the formation of a totalitarian state vaguely plausible Juli Zeh will probably claim that this is not meant to be a realistic vision of the future but rather a model toxamine what the conseuences of state control of our health might be But I can t help feeling that she is tilting at the wrong windmills It may well be true that there is a kind of health brigade that try to persuade us that we can be ven healthy than healthy but usually it s no than a marketing ploy to push some spurious health giving product super food or anti oxidant or a wellness programme that is mostly designed to part me from my money how will that make me feel betterIt s true that there are numerous government campaigns to persuade us to at fruit and veg lose weight uit smoking and so on but the only reason why these campaigns are numerous and strident is precisely because governments are well aware that the three single measures that would improve the general health of the nation in one fell swoop are absolutely unthinkable All any government really needs to do is make smoking alcohol and cured meat illegal There you go Easy Er no Because the one sacred value of our Western democratic world the one that outweighs all the rest put together is freedom The freedom to fuck your life up any way you want to The totalitarianism of this model is getting in the way of what might have been a sensible appraisal of how to curb spiralling health care costs Next Reading this again after a decade I had to demote it and remove a star It s too much on the nose almost stereotyped You can tell it was born a play and somehow morphed into a short novel The medieval witch trial set in the near future is too thinly veiled for my taste Still not a bad book if you like dystopias Some whiff of Orwell and Kafka was pleasantly sensed Where health becomes duty method becomes madness ignorance is strength This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 30 Unported License A dystopia in the true sense a satire funny and poignant Well paced this book avoids boredom by refusing to waste time with world building The books is advertised as a dystopian science fiction novel but what it resembles is a philosophical treatise presented in the form of a polylogue between people with various convictions and backgrounds which make the thoughts three dimensional The story is there only to give their positions weight This is something Western philosophy has done since Plato and should do often But understandably if you decide to read Plato or Berkeley s Hylas and Philonous for xample for their narrative ualities you may not understand why other people think so highly of them For me it was the other way round Some of the plotpoints toward the nd almost got a star off this book but then I decided to keep it as the philosophy the language and also the anchoring of various thoughts in human types was so much better than f Data Structures and Algorithms in Java ex the thoughtxperiments of uite a few highly acclaimed moral philosophers who present us with much worse stuff under the guise of academic philosophy So uite clearly this is not the book to be picked up at random and definitely not one for a reader of science fiction which probably Le Maître du Temps explains many of the relatively low marks given to it by other readers And clearly it is not for a tiredvening after lots of work This is the second book I ve read by Juli Zeh the first was Dark Matter which I also liked a lot and I hope to rea. D set in the middle of the twenty first century deals with pressing uestions to what xtent can the state curtail the rights of the individual And does the individual have a right to resist Juli Zeh has written a thrilling and visionary book about our future and our prese. ,
Update in these coronacovid19 times this dystopia absolutely is relevant Perhaps or better hopefully we re not going to go the way of the Method like in this book but I guess social distancing and uarantine measures in some way are going to be part of our future Normally I m not a fan of the genre of dystopia but this is a very successful xample I think it ven is a nice 21st century variant on Huxley s Brave New World Especially the basic concept a world in which physical health takes precedence over anything lse is cleverly worked out And of course like with Huxley the intrigue One with You (Crossfire) evolves around people who cannot live with that coercion Zeh presents a world somewhere around the middle of the 21st century in whichveryone has to adhere to The Method people at all time must submit their medical data to the government and proof that they are doing verything to keep healthy through records of daily xercises The novel follows the young scientist Mia Holl who tries to fit in but at the same time is revolting against this health obsessed regime Fortunately Zeh does not present a completely black white portrait of this world the rebellious good ones also have their drawbacks and the ruling Methodists mostly can also
see the negative sides of their system Also positive is that the book is short nough to stimulate the the negative sides of their system Also positive is that the book is short nough to stimulate the on the problem of regulation and free will without to be pushy which was the case in the previous books by Zeh I only uestioned the role of the ideal lover in the beginning which to me is an annoying magical realistic SABADOS DE SUPER ACCION element andspecially uestioned the role of Heinrich Kramer who is presented as a kind of supreme authority but also acts as a very hypocritical journalist A journalist as Supreme Conscious of the world My God the chills are running down my spine This story is set in the future in the middle decades of this century Juli Zeh imagines a scenario where the governments of the world have abandoned all political systems xcept one the Method All industry that damages the air or soil uality has ceased and the primary focus is on maintaining optimum health in the population by means of strict controls of food drink drugs health hygiene xercise and genetic data People live in controlled areas and anywhere beyond those areas is considered potentially contaminated and therefore forbidden A lot
of things are forbidden Zeh has created an xtreme version of the Nanny State where the individual matters things are forbidden Zeh has created an xtreme version of the Nanny State where the individual matters Le deuxième sexe (Tome 1) - Les faits et les mythes eBook: Simone de Beauvoir: Amazon.fr: Boutique Kindle except in relation to the group and reason has replaced religionThe style tripped me up at the beginning There is a lot of dialogue and it rarely sounds natural At first I thought this might be a translation problem but then I began to imagine the novel as a play and suddenly it worked for me The dialogue is like a set of speeches the characters s words sound like they are meant to be declaimed like a series of perfect sound bites The action of the novel couldasily take place on stage too as there are very few characters and a limited number of settings I think it would work very well as a provocative piece of theatreThe plot is interesting Le deuxime sexe, tome 2 even intriguing in some places There were a few details that weren t sufficientlyxplained but that may have been my failure to understand some of the finer points The main characters are sparsely drawn but nevertheless I found them all realistic xcept for one Heinrich Kramer the originator of the Method whose multi functional role in the plot I found unlikely On another level however I could see how he fitted in Every story needs a likeable devil 35 stars or 710A stylish addition to the dystopian future genre in the tradition of Orwell s 1984 Juli Zeh s version looks at society in the mid 21st century a society completely obsessed with health which has spawned a new political system The Method which reuires citizens to comply with daily xercise abstain from tobacco alcohol Lefranc, Tome 3 : Le mystre Borg : Edition spciale etc This is all tracked through accessing the data chipvery citizen has implanted and any deviation from this is considered a crime or worse an act of terrorismThe book opens with the main character Mia grieving the death of her brother who fell foul of the system What follows is then an account of Mia previously an
of The Method and grudgingly taking up the fight against the systemI liked the way this book was written in its omniscient narrator style not a method I usually warm to The interaction between Mia and Kramer the arch villain of the book are done very well and to. Mia Holl lives in a state governed by The Method where good health is the highest duty of the citizen Everyone must submit medical data and sleep records to the authorities on a monthly basis and regular xercise is mandatory Mia is young and beautiful a successful scient. .
Advocate Of The Method
Me were reminiscent of 1984 s Winston Smith and O Brien Overall it was a very njoyable read and
a very crediblevery credible vision for the future of Western society The only frustrating
THING AT LEAST TO ME WASat least to me was the central Cocorico Je sais lire ! - Mes premières lectures avec les P'tites Poules - Les P'tites poules à Paris event of the novel the death of Mia s brother s girlfriend is neverxplained adeuately I guess I should just accept that the reader has to make up their own mind about this but I am the sort of reader who always wants to know these things for sure This is the second book I have read by Juli Zeh translated from the German the other being Dark Matter I have njoyed both and will be looking for A modern version of Orwell s 1984 combined with themes from Kafka s classic The Trial the novel published in 2010 depicts a totalitarian society where health is sacred and the belief in science absolute The story is fast paced and combines a scifi setting with a crime story which works really well The book raises important uestions about individual rights vs state power and the matter of state imposed health is highly relevant today given our increasing obsession with a healthy lifestyle i really wanted to like this book better than i didmaybe this was just the runt of the litter cause Zeh has been gathering all kinds of critical attention and kudos and i thought wow maybe this will be that rare kind of sf that not only shows us a possible future but does it in a way that makes us re think the presentthe setup certainly has some erie resonances with the present in this future the state has taken a very personal interest in individuals health and who could argue with good health why shouldn t a state which after all Il caffè dei miracoli ends up footing a lot of the bill for people s bad habits try to nudge the citizenry toward better habits interestingly just when i started reading this book there was a NYTditorial advising that doctors insist their patients over 50 all take low dose aspirin for the prevention of heart disease stroke Dans Les Mauis Vietcong etc so let no one say this state interest is just over the top implausibleand here in scenic california at least among certain strata of society nasty habits like smoking have certainly taken a legislative and sociological beating so the stage is certainly set for The Methodbut the book itself is like one of those minimalist stage plays with scarves on the stage representing rivers and the people are just as one dimensional our heroine Mia and her adversary Kramer are as unidimensional as can be it s not as if Mia is a living breathing uirky idiosyncratic character in a lunatic setting which at least might have been interesting nope she s as flat as the stage set and so is her nemesissometimes in satire this is not only functional but necessary but that s not the case here this book is not satire it takes itself deadly serious in its very manicheanxamination of freedom vs the state in fact nearly The Social Conception of Judaism and the Jewish People everything in this book isitheror and the problem is that the Au Coeur des ténèbres eithers are not necessarily natural opposites in short there s a lot of contrivance in this book contrived situations contrived opposites contrived dialogueit s the last that really makes this book a hard slog the characters argue at the meta level in their white rooms none really affecting the other s viewpoints because well how could they humans interact and these aren t humansi bought another of her books In Free Fall A Novel and i am sincerely hoping this one is better less a set piece and of anxamination cause beyond the age of fifteen or so one really doesn t need to see the armies of Black and White duke it out been there done that and in fact i think i read it better done ven when i was fifteen Mens sana in corpore sano Well first of all define health Is physical strength and the lack of illness or disability the same as being healthy Can it be measured as suggested in this dystopian vision of a society religiou UnconvincingI have to admit that dystopian visions of a totalitarian future are not high on my list of favourite genres unless of course it s Orwell but the very first line of this really got my hackles upGesundheit ist in Zustand des vollkommenen k rperlichen geistigen und sozialen Wohlbefindens und nicht die blo Abwesenheit von Krankheit Health is a state of complete physical spiritual and social wellbeing and not the mere absence of disease Oh bollocks Health is the absence of disease no and no less You can t be healthy than healthy The prologue continues in an overblown artificially grand sounding declamatory style which so. Ist who is outwardly obedient but with an intellect that marks her as subversive Convinced that her brother has been wrongfully convicted of a terrible crime Mia comes up against the full force of a regime determined to control very aspect of its citizens' livesThe Metho.