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A powerful tale that compels us to consider our relationship to the fellow creatures that we love, abuse, and eat.

Animals is a novel set in an indeterminate future in which virtually all the species that humans have for millennia used as food have become extinct; the world this change creates is at once eerily foreign and disturbingly familiar. In the sharp-edged poignancy of the ethical questions it poses, in the strikingly innovative narrative techniques it employs, and above all, in the remarkable power of the story it tells, Animals is, quite simply, unique.
Publisher: Montréal : Eplanade BooksVehicule Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9781550652574
Branch Call Number: LEPAN
Characteristics: 179 p.


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Dec 12, 2012

This book was an absolutely beautiful, yet disturbing outlook on our human relationship with animals. It challenges our beliefs and motives as meat-eaters and truly provides a means to approach our actions in an unprecedented way. By depicting the fictional factory farming of humans, as well as the reality of animal factory farming, we are presented with a combination that beautifully encompasses the extreme, versus the the truth. Both, which in their own way, manage to question our ignorance, and ultimately, our nature as human beings.

Sep 08, 2010

I couldn't figure out what he was writing about and fell asleep. It's not my style of fiction. I did skip to the end and I appreciated the last few pages, where he states that even making small changes in our own lifestyles really does make an impact on the animals (although we should be politically engaged on the animal rights issues too).

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