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Carpet Makers, The : Reviewed

Author:Andreas Eschbach
Reading Level (Conceptual):Sophisticated readers
Reading Level (Vocabulary):Children 12 and up
Genre:Science Fiction
Year of publication:2005

One of the most seriously weird science fiction books of all time. And it's a pretty interesting one too. About a society whose culture and economy are based solely on the life-consuming creation of carpets made from hair.

Slowly, very very slowly (in the very best sense of the word slowly), this set of seemingly peripherally-related short stories becomes an examination of the evils of absolute rulers.

Given some of the recent political writings of Orson Scott Card, it surprised me that he championed publication of this book in English.

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