#18 The Resistance – Gemma Malley

Title

The Resistance

Author

Gemma Malley

Genre

Science Fiction, Dystopian

Readability

Easy. Rich in dialogues. Small sentences.

Engagement

Medium. In the last chapters I admit the author wrote in a more engaging manner.

Score

score-3

Title (Original)

The Resistance

Year of Publication

2008

Cover

The Resistance - Gemma Malley

Short Description & Notes

The Resistance is the book that continues the plot introduced in The Declaration. Anna and Peter are now working with the Resistance against Pharma Corporation and the development of the new drug called “Longevity +”. The author exploits a little more the ethics concerning immortality and she uses the character of Peter to show us the strong temptation of youth and beauty. In the last chapters, the story becomes more dark and even terrifying, capable of take your sleep. This is a story that might very well be adapted to cinema.

“The year is 2140. Having escaped the horrors of Grange Hall, Peter and Anna are living freely on the Outside, trying hard to lead normal lives, but unable to leave the terror of the Declaration—and their experiences as surpluses—completely behind them. Peter is determined to infiltrate Pharma Corporation, which claims to have a new drug in the works; “Longevity+” will not just stop the ravages of old age, it is rumored to reverse the aging process. But what Peter and Anna discover behind the walls of Pharma is so nightmarish it makes the prison of their childhood seem like a sanctuary: for in order to supply Pharma with the building blocks for Longevity+, scientists will need to harvest it from the young. Shocking, controversial, and frighteningly topical, this sequel to Gemma Malley’s stellar debut novel, The Declaration, will take the conversation about ethics and science to the next level.” – Goodreads: The Resistance

Remarkable Quotes

“O ciclo de nascimento, vida e morte resultou noutras tantas vassalagens, reduzindo a humanidade à posição escravizada dos animais, sem domínio sobre o seu futuro. Com efeito, tão acostumado estava o Homem à escravidão que criou amos a quem adorar e seguir, deuses que impunham regras e leis que contradiziam e violavam a verdadeira natureza humana.”

“Anna, que crescera sem televisores nem computadores, nunca se entusiasmara com os rostos e vozes sem corpo que falavam com tal confiança, alardeando a sua propaganda, dizendo-lhe o que pensar sobre as coisas.”

“Um cérebro brilhante pode ser tão perigoso como uma arma carregada.”

Fun Facts

Gemma Malley studied philosophy. I believe that her higher education in that field helped her sharing with the readers many of the questions related to Man’s persecution of eternal beauty and immortality.

The next book is already published in English and is entitled “The Legacy”.

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