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She offered to wash my clothes with hers, left flowers on the crate next to my bunk. Trivia About Daughters of the There seemed to be no philosophy beyond ‘evil authoritarian government’ in the Authority, which was a problem. I liked the main character Sister and how the story describes her escape from the confines of her life into a new world and how it transforms her as a person.

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After that, I really thought that the author was trying to talk about how people can be led to accept horrible, unethical actions; led into violence Say nothing else under interrogation. What do you think about it? Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. It is a traditional way of storytelling and it works wonderfully. Carhullan’s beauties and flaws are well painted and make the community very real.

The aim behind Carhullan is not just survival: This is the story of Sister’s escape, her earning her place with the “unofficial women” to finally doing what needs to be done. I do not recognize the authority of this government.


I do not recognise the jurisdiction of this government. I can’t really disagree with the government’s decision, although the program as portrayed could have been carried out with more sensitivity. Those book acquiring sprees were crazy.

Most of the book focuses on Sister’s indoctrination into the fold and the different social and political factions among the women of Carhullan.

People’s revolutions and women’s separatist land movements are mashed up together via an appealing, often lyrical narrative voice which deftly avoids becoming fantasy-laden, propagandistic, or overly flowery. This is a carnullan, uncompromising novel, unrelieved by either hope or humour.

Not even in carhullzn top five feminist science fiction books I’ve read. Along the way, civil society zrmy disintegrated and democracy has been replaced by a totalitarian regime known only as the Authority, which has imposed strict control on the population under the disguise of a recovery plan – population is made to live in communal housing in isolated communities, where electricity and food are rationed; women are forced to wear coils to prevent reproduction.

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As she trudges up the fells in the rain, Hall offers a portrait of the landscape of her birth. Unfortunately, all the books ended up on my bookshelf, unread.

Dystopian fiction is in vogue. I’m totally out of my depth here as the subject matter isn’t what attracted me to the book. But she survives that. A girl who will become known only as “Sister” escapes the confines of her repressive marriage to find an isolated group of women living as “un-officials” in Carhullan, a remote northern farm, where she must find out whether she has it in herself to become a rebel darhullan.


Jackie then murders a couple of people who take off – something that is accepted as “necessary” by our protagonist. Topics Fiction Books of defiance. The plot has been done before, and better.

Then, one book club member really thought of Jacky as being quite a cult leader, whereas to me she just read as someone applying pretty basic military habits to a difficult situation. This was not the dystopian novel I was expecting. I have no idea. Hall is unflinching, yet sensitive, in her anatomisation of the psychology of survival, but she draws back from describing bigger events, in this case the final climactic battle, skipping straight to its aftermath instead.

Sarah Hall took a degree in English and Art History at Aberystwyth University, and began to take writing seriously from the age of twenty, first as a poet, several of her poems appearing in poetry magazines, then as a fiction-writer. An unnamed woman narrates her story as it happened at this time.

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Then, hitchhiking, our protagonist has an encounter with a man in a van. There admy more grace in her than I could have managed, and without hers I would have found none.

Maybe this means I have become old and stodgy I prefer to think of myself as adaptablebut I identified more with the husband than with her. It was a real page-turner.