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Mark Dunn (1) (1956–)

Autor(a) de Ella Minnow Pea

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Mark Dunn (1) foi considerado como pseudónimo de Mark R. Dunn.

21 Works 4,693 Membros 282 Críticas 1 Favorited

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What a tale1 And what originality! This was a joyous read. Dunn's use of language is marvelous fun, while also getting at a very important point: freedom of human expression is essential to creativity and community. Highly recommend!
 
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pianistpalm91 | 258 outras críticas | Apr 7, 2024 |
A creative and well-executed idea of a alphabet-worshipping community descending into totalitarianism. With a simple yet effective plot, the story treats us to some linguistic delights (before some necessarily terrible shockers!) as well as how such a dystopia could happen. Now I just have to find and read Flatland and that will fulfil my childhood desires/delights for these concept novels.
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kitzyl | 258 outras críticas | Mar 9, 2024 |
The country of Nollop lives in homage to deceased (and fictional) Nevin Nollop, originator of the pangram, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” There’s even a memorial in stone tiles that spell out the pangram. But homage has morphed into deification, and when the tiles start falling and shattering, government leaders implement what they believe to be Nollop’s post-mortem command: ban each fallen letter from use, with swift and severe penalties to anyone who violates the ban.

Originally published in 2001, I was struck by how relevant to today are its threats of censorship, authoritarianism and political veneration. The story itself is clever, fun, a bit thin.
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DetailMuse | 258 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
What a charming gift I received for my birthday last year. I would hate to have my freedom of speech be taken away from me as badly as this community. Sometimes I fear the worst here, but I'm thankful to be in the US as opposed to a country that blocks news sites for having different views.
 
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tyk314 | 258 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |

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Obras
21
Membros
4,693
Popularidade
#5,377
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
282
ISBN
75
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
1

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