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Pull The Wool From Over your Eyes
on 30 November 2017
I am intrigued by the knitting themes. - Proper Gauge - Casting Off - The Unravelling - The Stranded. I mean, this is crazy! But maybe the threads all turn in to a garment eventually. Or maybe we have all just had the wool pulled over our eyes. Or something.
There is some interesting stuff in here.
The author enjoys detailed descriptions - the rubbing away of the surface of steel railings by the hands of generations, one molecular layer at a time over the ages - Air bubbles dancing, colliding with things and catching the light as they journey upwards through a flooded silo.
So a lot of atmospherics with much attention to detail. Very visual and visceral.
But this for me, although there is plenty of it, is only the decoration for much meatier subject matter, namely the tendency for our societies to attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of its subjects in order to achieve stability. Or predictability. For their own good. For the good of society itself. I find this an intensely interesting topic. It may even attempt to point to why there is inequality. Very powerful Post-Apocalyptic fiction!