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by M. Reese Kennedy
Sort order. Start your review of The Plague of Dreamlessness. Feb 19, Michael rated it liked it Shelves: literature. Three variegated stories braid into a solid book. A group of asymptomatic Nebraska men enters coma. The only commonality is dreamlessness. More than 50 years later, at a time when Dreamtracker captures Public Dream Volume which is reported on the NIH website, another episode threatens.
Wesley Grassford, a young boy during the first episode, looks back at his life. The three strands Three variegated stories braid into a solid book. The three strands form an agreeable counterpoint.
Plague is tech thriller with interesting musings on dreams, music and love. Palm Tunnels is a delightfully weird and irreverent look at body piercings and religion. Remembrances vividly portray growing up catholic in Omaha.
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Kennedy captures how engaging and inspiring some family relations are and how we fail to find this with others. Louisa Heard rated it it was amazing May 27, Anne Heard rated it really liked it Sep 15, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About M. Books by M. Trivia About The Plague of Dre No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book needs to be read slowly and without any distractions so that you can savour each sentence.
Intense and beautifully written. Nicely in your face for mainstream society First Nations people need a strong voice like this. She gives us a view into a repressed peoples' world. Well done. Racist hatred as horrid as any anti-Semitic or Incel vitriol.
All indigenous peoples are superior to all other peoples on earth, and all other peoples are out to get them. Nothing but freedom of speech can justify publication of these views. I really enjoyed this book. It was a little slow for me at the beginning but then it picked up quickly. This is a dystopian Native American story full of survival and tragedy.
North America is struggling because of global warming and non-Indigenous peoples have stopped dreaming. Indigenous people are on the run to survive with their dreams. If you like this book, you will probably like A Girl Called Echo. This book is very moving. Frenchie makes us love his dystopian world. The book is about indigenous peoples and "regular" people. The "regular" people have lost the ability to dream, and now they realize that the indigenous peoples still have that ability. So they set out to have as many indigenous peoples as they can.
They build a machine to extract the dreams from their bone marrow. Frenchies adventures with his new friends are both sad and exciting. I really loved the whole book, but if I had to pick a favourite part I would pick the part where Minerva breaks the machine.
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Minerva is the eldest in Franchise tribe. She was caught, but when she was brought to the machine she sang a song from her heart. The song lyrics and the tune was strong enough to break the machine. I loved reading this book but to be honest it got a little boring at the end.
The same things were repeating over and over again. But please read this book! It's no wonder it's won many awards, and that ending Read it! Everyone tells their own coming-to story. Bottom line, this is a book about hope, sacrifice, survival, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, healing and chosen families. DanglingConversations thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and Fifteen-year-old Frenchie is a survivor, the last remaining member of his family after seeing his brother snatched by the government.
In a near-future where the world is falling apart thanks to the results of global warming, society is also plagued by a new problem. People have forgotten how to dream, and this dreamlessness is slowly driving them mad. Only the Indigenous population retains the ability to dream, and it is their bone marrow that seems to hold the key to why they have not succumbed to this new plague.
As the madness spreads, the government takes a page from history, and begins herding the remaining First Nations people into facilities modeled on residential schools, where their marrow is harvested at the cost of their lives.
The few who remain free push northward into the wilderness, trying outrun the reach of the government. But a confrontation with the Recruiters is inevitable, and one day there will be nowhere left to run. Skip to main navigation Skip to main navigation Skip to search Skip to search Skip to content.
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