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Unfortunately, this book shares its title with the American television series of the same name so just typing the title into amazon's search engine doesn't bring up the book on the first three pages of searching. This is, I believe, a failure on amazon's part to get books of the same name to also appear on the first page or two. Hope amazon reads this and takes note.
This is a wonderful book in it's writing and translation. No excess words yet everything is described perfectly to give you the sleek Scandinavian feel. Just how many ways can language be stripped to its essentials to make it almost perfectly expressive? The topic is timely yet terrifying if you are anywhere near the age of 50. It cuts too close to the bone to make it comfortable given today's growing tendency to see older persons as dispensible. And that is precisely what this book deals with - the dispensibility of persons and the harvesting of organs plus almost Nazi-like experimentation on single, childless men and women once they reach the age of 50.
This is a great book and should scare the living daylights out of you. A parable for our time? Maybe. But certainly well worth reading and sharing with all the older folks in your life. Don't share it with young people though. We don't want to give them any ideas about our future, do we?