Dy's Take

December 31, 2011

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Filed under: audiobook,Sci-Fi,YA — Dy @ 12:38

(102)  Uglies #1

I really enjoyed this.

The reader was phenomenal!  I have to wonder, though, who on the production team disliked the character Shay.  The “voice” used when Shay was speaking was nasal, whiny and petulant, even when she was happy and she was the only character with a specifically annoying voice.

I didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did.

The concept behind how such a society could function was hard to grasp until I read book four, but that’s a discussion for another post. What I would LOVE to read, if Westerfeld wants to revisit this world, is the story of the transition — someone who was around when the Rusties were wiped out; who survived it, and who was instrumental in building the new world. In particular, I’d love a sympathetic view of the people behind the Pretty — how they justified it to themselves and each other as well as the tech revival that occurred in the wake of the Rusties downfall.  I fell hard for this world and want more. More history, more future… MORE. Please.

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