“I have a class theory of literature,” Disch once explained. “I come from the wrong neighborhood to sell to The New Yorker. No matter how good I am as an artist. “And it isn’t just Camp Archimedes. It’s the whole universe. The whole goddamned universe is a fucking concentration camp.” Mordecai rolled back into the pile. In this chillingly plausible work of speculative fiction, Thomas M. Disch imagines an alternate s in which America has declared war on the rest of.
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Freaky sci fi book. Also, I generally consider my vocabulary to be pretty damn good, but I don’t think I’ve ever come across so many words I didn’t know in one book before. But in a tale of a band of geniuses, this is not only justified, but perhaps necessary. As I meander through That does not prove to be the case.
But once he has lulled you into complacency and snuck up on you, oh man. There, he learns that the other prisoners are being experimented on and is asked to keep a journal of what he observes. Camp Concentration was published in Camp Archimedes, where the vast majority of the novel is set, seems ostensibly to be a weapons research facility.
Germ and chemical warfare? Someday in our colleges Himmler will be studied. What he observes is an experiment involving an new drug that greatly increases one’s mental capacity but unfortunately is fatal. The real problem, though, my real problem was the stakes.
A pair made in a sort of hell, I guess, birthday books read back to back. It is interesting to consider that we have here two examples of genre writing, both of which consistently fall down in the writing department. Disch’s book mentions a female composer named Adrienne Leverkuhn. I loved the tone of the novel, Sacchetti’s voice, even though there were some problems with it, as I’ll go into below.
Lists with This Book. No matter how good I am as an artist, they always can smell where I come from.
Sacchetti, who disfh obesehas a number of ironic visions involving other obese historical and intellectual figures, such as Thomas Aquinas. Now it just seems rabid, not shocking. Poet and cynic, Thomas M.
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Disch’s book mentions a female composer named Adrienne Leverkuhn. Instead we mostly saw end products. The narrative certainly dances all around the two themes without coming to firm conclusions. After all, if you have nothing to hide, you have no grounds to object. This was published in and it feels like something written at least a decade or two later.
We experience the story completely through the journal entries of an imprisoned poet and war protester.
Someone has something insightful to say about venereal disease and philosophy of concenrration and his name isn’t David Cronenberg! Paperbackpages. Well written, but did not work for me.
Sacchetti’s journal tells a horrific story, but how much can we believe when it apparently has been through the prison censors. First, Disch has a mentally ill man quoting Rilke.
Jan 15, Nawfal rated it liked it Shelves: Disch is one of the overlooked masters of science fiction, and Camp Concentration is one of his finest novels. Newer Post Older Post Home. Her only real function in the plot is her vagina, and the main character and another high ranking official, Haast, constantly make disparaging remarks about her apparent sexual conservatism.
I can’t tell if they’re made up, incorrect grammar, or words that have become obsolete or are out of my field – like “stelae”. There is only one black character Mordecai and one female character Dr. Government prisoners in a secret camp are given a drug derived from syphilis. Open Preview See a Problem?