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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Books are like Onions; they have Layers., 29 Jan 2006
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Shane Culleton "culleton" (Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken, Japan.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Gods and their Machines (Paperback)
This book works on so many levels that it is very difficult to categorise it. After reading the blurb I just assumed it would be transparent allegory of our modern world that would be fitting and perhaps enlightening reading for a young teenager. After a few pages I realised the disservice I had done Mr McGann. His debut novel does not simply act as a fable, but as a deep and searching exploration of fanaticism, dogmatism, stereotyping, simple human nature, and, of course, everyday human concerns. This book is one that I have started to use in my english classes. Less able students get an interesting and well written tale. Those with better grasp of the language are challenged and encouraged to think, ponder, and ultimately grow, thanks to this text.
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The Gods and their Machines by Oisín McGann (Paperback - 20 Feb 2004)
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