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This began strongly, albeit a bit uneventfully, and then, concentrcaion, petered out until it got to a solid ending that only slightly mollified me. After a test run on the prisoners, a megalomaniac nuclear physicist has himself injected with the disease, joins Camp Archimedes with his team of student helpers, and sets about trying to end the human race. The book has flaws difficult to discuss them without spoiling a fun plotbut all in all I found it deeper and more interesting than Algernon, and I have re-read it several times.

Here’s another example, just for good measure: But what a prison! Jul 10, Carolyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think seven hundred wins in the you-know-what sweepstakes.

He has written a modernist novel crammed with ideas — admittedly some have become more familiar over time — and he tells his story in short bursts of Sachetti’s diary that cisch the reader with the ability to keep up and even anticipate things Sachetti himself does not see coming. Still, I didn’t find it rife with ideas – ones I could grasp – as I would have liked, and expected, of speculative fiction.

Camp Concentration Part 4 of 4. I love the premise of this novel – it’s not surprising that it’s been compared to Flowers for Algernonwhich is a much more accessible and therefore, more successful novel. Dec 03, Anna rated it liked it Campk Read more Read less. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Disch’s thomws mentions a female composer named Adrienne Leverkuhn.

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The most notable thing about the dystopic view of an alternative America in Thomas Disch’s novel is the status of the narrator. Let’s see how it holds up. Unfortunately Camp Concentration has no pictures. It uses badly cliched English that is inappropriate for any readership, let alone kids. Adding to the complexities of the narrative are many literary references, most important of which are references to the fictional poetry of Sacchetti himself and those to the Faust legend as told by Goethe and Marlowe.

Title: Camp Concentration

English Choose a language for shopping. Seriously though this will leave you starved for science fiction written by a WRITER as opposed to a thinker or a schemer. If you create a free account and sign in, you will be able to customize what is displayed. Yet it is much less focused than that, the parameters of the experimentation are unclear, and there is a sense that the war itself is no longer important.

That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s Flowers for Algernon has become a minor classic, and, thanks to the movie, even people who haven’t read it often know the story. Both books have a very inventive plots and a few solid characters but appear to act as a soapbox for Disch to write several chapters of allusion-heavy monologues interspersed with enough plot points to hold a story together. 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.

By breaking down rigid categories in the mind according to a definition of genius put forward by Arthur Koestlerthe disease makes the thought process both faster and more flexible; it also causes physical breakdown and, within nine months, death.

Camp Concentration

Instead we mostly saw end products. There, he learns that the other prisoners are being experimented on and is asked to keep a journal of what he observes. Don’t have a Kindle? Heyne Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur 9. Even the damned are reverent at that alter.

I think Disch expected his audience to be shocked by the Faustian shit that was going on in Camp Archimedes, and the fact that I wasn’t, that what was happening is precisely what I would expect the American government to be wrapped up in Tuskegee syphilis experiment anyone? They die from it, but on the way become geniuses. It was explained to me after I finished reading this — and I must confess that my reading became cursory after a while — that I had missed all the clues. An expanded version of the Vietnam War seems to be underway.

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But once he has lulled you into complacency and snuck up on you, oh man. When Disch is on – the prose is erudite and succinct, making the work great. Robert MacNamara is mentioned frequently, and Disch assumes that his readers will know what Dwight Eisenhower looked like. A sudden descent or attack.

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It was first published in and is set in a near future that is now decades past. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The director of the camp, General Humphrey Haast – or “HH” concentracin Sacchetti calls him – has had Louis brought there in order for him to In this alternate America, the country didn’t stop with Vietnam. Beauty is nothing but the beginning Dulia is a Greek term meaning the veneration or homage, different in nature and degree from that given concenrracion God, that is paid to the saints.

After all, if you have nothing to hide, you have no grounds to object. In Disch’s version, the program is run by concenrtacion military, who are not slow to see the possible advantages of being able to create geniuses to order from the most unpromising material.