Book: Monsters by Peter Cawdron
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Peter Cawdronabout this book: Monsters is dedicated to the National Year of Reading, and explores the importance of reading in society through the lens of a dystopian future where reading has become the victim of superstition.
Writing is transcendent, a snapshot in time. Whether you're reading Charles Dickens or Michael Crichton, whether you're reading science fiction, romance or a non-fiction work about the Grand Canyon, you're gaining access to a time machine. The words you read are as fresh as the day the ink dried. And in that regard, you're gaining a glimpse into the mind of the author. As wonderful as it would be to travel back in time and sit with the likes of Thomas Paine or Shakespeare, the reality is, in their written works, we have far more available to us than we could ever glean from meeting them in person. Fancy meeting Charles Darwin? Would you like to chat with Christopher Hitchens? How about talk with Arthur C. Clarke? Well, you can, by reading their works.
Monsters seeks to capture that essence in a novel, contrasting the joy of learning with the harsh reality of living in a world overrun by wild animals.
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