General The Giver by Once 4/5/2019 written by Once 4/5/2019 Rosemary requested release, and the memories returned to the people. . . Hmmm. So I wonder what exactly is going through Jonas’s mind, knowing that. No spoilers. Still reading. Good story. 27 comments 0 Email Related posts The rain just pitter/patter pitter/patters 3/1/2021 Almost 3/1/2021 Monday 2/28/2021 IF I DIE YOUNG – THE BAND PERRY 2/28/2021 opinions? 2/28/2021 Fatigue is setting in. 2/28/2021 Question: 2/28/2021 temptation 2/27/2021 Playing Therapist 2/27/2021 How abusive parents ruin lives… 2/27/2021 27 comments Atintofgreen 4/5/2019 - 4:30 pm What do you mean? The enlightenment of the people through pain? Revenge? Log in to Reply Once 4/5/2019 - 6:02 pm Yeah. Thinking ahead, I’m wondering if he’ll release himself once his training is complete and return the memories to the people. Wouldn’t that be fun. No spoilers, please! Log in to Reply Atintofgreen 4/5/2019 - 6:24 pm Haha I would never! When you say release himself do you mean end his own life? Log in to Reply spookichick 4/6/2019 - 1:01 pm pam watching the film version of the book as we speak. it is compelling thus far. i’m sure the book was even better! Log in to Reply Once 4/6/2019 - 6:31 pm I really enjoyed it. Very bizarre story line, and I liked the choice I was given at the end. A story about not being able to choose, ends with an opportunity for the reader to choose an ending. Log in to Reply Atintofgreen 4/7/2019 - 1:03 am Do you ever have a strange feeling when you get to the end of a book? Log in to Reply Once 4/7/2019 - 10:51 am Not that I remember, other than simply liking or disliking it. I know you said this book had an unusual effect on you. Is that what you mean? Log in to Reply Atintofgreen 4/7/2019 - 8:27 pm I wouldn’t call it an unusual effect.The peculiar thing would be why a psychologist would gift that book to someone. I think sometimes it’s hard to measure the change in our way of thinking. The book helps me remember the perspective I had a decade ago. When you see a good movie or a good series, does the conclusion not make you feel empty? Log in to Reply Once 4/7/2019 - 11:41 pm Well, yes, there have been movies and maybe a few books that left me feeling as though I’d personally experienced a loss, of sorts. An emptiness, because I became so involved in the story, and suddenly, it ended. Log in to Reply Atintofgreen 4/8/2019 - 12:01 am Yes! That’s the feeling I’m talking about. I’m glad you liked the book 🙂 Log in to Reply Once 4/5/2019 - 7:35 pm I was thinking that a few chapters ago, but now I’m not sure, it looks like he’s just planning on leaving, and I’m not getting the suicide vibe now. Log in to Reply Atintofgreen 4/5/2019 - 7:42 pm Weren’t rules tweekd after Rosemary’s release? Log in to Reply Once 4/5/2019 - 10:13 pm Are you testing me? Log in to Reply Atintofgreen 4/5/2019 - 10:37 pm Haha no, although it came out as an interrogation session now that I look at it. Log in to Reply Once 4/5/2019 - 10:21 pm I don’t know. I just found out who she was. (Who her father was.) 🙂 Log in to Reply Atintofgreen 4/5/2019 - 10:51 pm ^That piece made my heart sink. It’s been a couple of years since I read the book again. You are helping me refresh my memory, hence the interrogation. 🙂 Log in to Reply Once 4/5/2019 - 11:10 pm Lol. Nothing good with a thorough interrogation, just don’t beat me with a rubber hose. Log in to Reply Atintofgreen 4/5/2019 - 11:47 pm (Hides rubber hose) Log in to Reply Atintofgreen 4/5/2019 - 11:47 pm Just teasing Log in to Reply Once 4/6/2019 - 12:28 am Chuckle! Log in to Reply Once 4/5/2019 - 11:10 pm *wrong, (not good) Log in to Reply Once 4/5/2019 - 11:11 pm Yes, I was also surprised to discover who her dad was. Log in to Reply Once 4/6/2019 - 12:24 am Well. Just finished the book. Not at all the ending I expected, but it was pretty good. Really good. I was starting to feel so bad for Gabriel, but the final descent down the hill to the home from his memory. . . pretty cool. Log in to Reply Once 4/6/2019 - 12:28 am I wish there was some clue as to where this took place. . . but maybe that’s what made it interesting. It’s just a story without a place, in a world of carefully ordered structure, where everyone is oblivious to the possibilities of choice. Log in to Reply heartlessviking 4/8/2019 - 2:15 am There are other books in the series too, equally enthralling but in a different way. It’s interesting to think about different society structures, maybe people would be kinder, maybe crueler. I had a weird English teacher that was obsessed with alternate cultures, and the Giver got me hooked on post apocolyptic fiction. Log in to Reply Once 4/8/2019 - 12:40 pm Yeah, I see there is a “Giver quartet”. Might read another one at some point. Post apocalyptic fiction can be mesmerizing, “The Road” Cormac McCarthy, is crushingly good. There’s a series of books that begins with “Life as we knew it” that details life on earth following an asteroid strike that shifts the moons orbit, wreaking havoc here. Very fun, in a gloomy way. Only made it through one, though – a little too much gloom. Log in to Reply Once 4/8/2019 - 12:42 pm And, of course, Nevil Shutes classic “On the beach.” Loved that one. Log in to Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Subscribe to comments: Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.