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The Divers' Game PDF ¶ The Divers'  PDF/EPUB ² From the inimitable mind of award winning author Jesse Ball, a novel about an unsettlingly familiar society that has renounced the concept of equality and the devastating consequences of unmitigated powerThe old fashioned struggle for fairness has finally been abandoned It was a misguided endeavor The world is divided into two groups, pats and quads The pats may kill the quads as they like, and do The quads have no recourse but to continue with their livesThe Divers Game is a thinly veiled description of our society, an extreme case that demonstrates a truth we must change or our world will collapseWhat is the effect of constant fear on a life, or on a culture The Divers Game explores the consequences of violence through two festivals, and through the dramatic and excruciating examination of a woman s final momentsBrilliantly constructed and achingly tender, The Divers Game shatters the notion of common decency as the binding agent between individuals, forcing us to consider whether compassion is intrinsic to the human experience With his signature empathy and ingenuity, Jesse Ball s latest work solidifies his reputation as one of contemporary fiction s most mesmerizing talents

10 thoughts on “The Divers' Game

  1. Meike Meike says:

    If Jesse Ball s mind was an actual place, I d love to travel there I m sure it would be spellbinding and full of weird surprises, riveting, strange and disturbing No one writes about human cruelty and its consequences like this guy, and no one employs the enlightening power the perspective of a kid can provide far away from any cheap kitsch like the

  2. Marchpane Marchpane says:

    With simple, direct prose, The Divers Game reads like a dark fable, or perhaps a folktale beamed backwards through time from a distant future It s a dystopian other worldly setting, in which our present civilisation has passed out of living memory where zoos arelike museums of extinction, and citizens arm themselves with canisters of brightly coloure

  3. Roman Clodia Roman Clodia says:

    I ve seen reviews which discuss this as a future dystopia but for me it s a veiled fable about now Ball offers up a world divided and ghettoised, where the haves can kill at will, where the have nots specifically refugees and criminals released from prison are non persons without legal rights It s a world that lacks compassion and empathy, where langu

  4. Dan Williamson Dan Williamson says:

    The Divers Game is set in a future or alternative society in which refugees and other social outcasts are legally designated as subhuman They are left to live in cordoned off slums called quads, and if they enter the main city, citizens are permitted to gas them in order to stun them, knock them out, or kill them The citizens all carry gas masks and co

  5. Neil Neil says:

    The best dystopian novels pick the themes of their time, extend them into the future and present the reader with an all too plausible nightmare society.Imagine a society with a refugee crisis Then imagine a society that responds to that refugee crisis not by rejecting the refugees but by allowing them to stay as long as they are physically marked so tha

  6. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Thought provoking and in your face Jesse Ball is everythingWhat kind of suicide is it to kill in the world what you find in yourselfThought provoking and in your face Jesse Ball is everythingWhat kind of suicide is it to kill in the world what you find in yourself

  7. Paul Fulcher Paul Fulcher says:

    The Divers Game is the latest novel from Jesse Ball, the 4th of his I have read, and someone who is fast emerging as one of our most interesting modern day writers It looks like it s about a very violent society that pretends it isn t violent at all.It smells like licorice left in a hole.Source A hyena who searched Jesse Ball s house in 2018 and found the

  8. Michael Livingston Michael Livingston says:

    I loved Census and How to Set a Fire and Why, so I had high hopes for this Like Census, it s heavy on the metaphors a future society in which refugees are explicitly treated as non human and the insidious but plausible ways that approach poisons our very humanity It s powerful conceptually, but I missed the heart of Ball s earlier books the characters felt

  9. Gumble& Gumble& says:

    Dive down You just dive down and find the hole, then it starts I mean you crawl For one pond to the other The divers game the part where you pull yourself into the hole is the worst Because from there you just have to go on You have to trust that the tunnel s the same as it was last timeThis book tends to be reviewed as set in a near future dystopia, one w

  10. Jessica Woodbury Jessica Woodbury says:

    I have attempted a couple of times to read a Jesse Ball book, waiting for the one that was right for me Ball is not exactly my perfect fit, he sof a literary impressionist while I tend to stick torealism With THE DIVERS GAME I was able to get engrossed in the world Ball created quickly And even though it isn t my perfect fit as a plot person, I really enjoye

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