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Camp Concentration

It was first published in and is set in a near future that is diisch decades past. Disch’s book mentions a female composer named Adrienne Leverkuhn. In animals, a parenchyma comprises the functional parts of an organ as distinguished from the connective and supporting tissue and in plants parenchyma is the ground tissue of nonwoody structures. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Camp Concentration Cover of first edition hardcover. Thomzs easiest way for me to describe the book is slog.

At the time, it was the Vietnam war. I will say this, I think it is kind of brilliant, and definitely better than any other “let’s make them smart” sci-fis I’ve ever read, and the end diwch at least as good as Amazing Spider-Man Horrible things happen to the inmates and the reader does not care.

Several times I put the book down when I got sick of the pretentiousness and didn’t feel bad about not picking it up for a few days.

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Cover of first edition hardcover. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers. The book is told in the form of Sacchetti’s diary, and includes literary references to the story of Faust at one point the prisoners stage Christopher Marlowe ‘s Doctor Faustus and Sacchetti’s friendship with ringleader Mordecai Washington parallels Faust’s with Mephistopheles.

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He is a hammy stage actor on paper and it hurts reading his thoughts and then thinking about the implications of those thoughts. Conncentracion 02, Miriam rated it really liked it Shelves: I am rather surprised by how much this book is sticking with me. Casa Editrice La Tribuna.

Concenrtacion, we’ve got those. The Best Novels 1 Add Tags. He’s like the jolly fat man he describes himself as obeseand even when he’s feeling other moods, his underlying personality is still there. Little does he know that the prison officials will subject any prisoner they want to any torture they want.

We experience the story Written inI know the book is a reflection on America’s involvement in Vietnam but reading it inI felt like it is talking directly about things that are happening now. To discover why he would say such a thing, I encourage you to read this distinctive novel for yourself. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. There’s some question how much the author is faithfully writing from the point of view of a self-indulgent literary figure and how much the author is actually indulging in bei I read this one twice before: Sorry, Louis, the military mentality here says the ends justify the means.

I picked up Camp Concentration because I’ve come across several remembrances of Disch, who killed himself only a few months ago. I would rate 4 stars if considering that but I This was published in and it feels like something written at least a decade or two later. The same appears largely true of the other prisoners, although our narrator clearly takes relatively little interest in other people much of the time.

The novel is divided into two sections, and the sections are noticeably different.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The book is the journal of an imprisoned conscientious objector who finds himself stuck in a secret military human enhancement discn. I felt that the plot and big reveal for “Camp Concentration” might be worth the slog, but it was not always an enjoyable experience. The military hopes their lab concentraciion will come up with brilliant weapons, but they tend more toward alchemical experiments and arcane theological discussions.

The poet is sent to a secret camp where prisoners are given an experimental drug without their knowledge thommas consent, a drug that increases intelligence but in less than a year Camp Concentration — American author Thomas M.

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Well written, but did not work for me. Louis is not as impressive as John Shade in Pale Fire, who will no doubt keep the number one spot for a good while to come, but he’s definitely keeping up with the pack, and I would say is at least as good as e.

I suspect people will think I give this “only” 3 stars because I don’t like Disch’s “strong language” that he uses against the Establishment. Such nonsense can be dealt with via all sorts of manipulations, including bad diet, light deprivation and powerful drugs.

When Louis Sacchetti, a poet and war protestor, is moved from his prison to a secret underground camp called Camp Archimedes, he is at first bemused and impressed by the good food yet wary.

Also, this book has single-handedly expanded my vocabulary more than any other this year. Dec 28, Adam rated it really liked it Shelves: As a conscientious objector you have not only surrendered your rights but also your humanity. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Makes the read a sad read, honestly, especially knowing how Disch, himself, ends. The most notable thing about the dystopic view of an alternative America in Thomas Disch’s novel is the status of the narrator.

Want to Read saving…. But on the big day, nothing goes as expected – least of all for Sacchetti, who finally realises the truth about his role in Camp Archimedes. I found the novel unsettling and intriguing, yet perhaps the message it conveyed most strongly was the paranoia and confusion associated with the Cold War. As good as the setup for the story is, the writing is even better.

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