“If it succeeds?” James poked a warning.
Ed Buchart turned to his son for the first time. His look told James he should’ve instinctively known the answer and never asked the question in the first place. “We’ll simply legislate it away from him.”
His father’s response was artificially patient. “We’ll orchestrate the will of the people. They’ll do it for us. They always do.”
The dead weight of the masses outweighs the privilege of genius. James sealed the rule into his memory.
I wish that the inner emotions and psyche of the other three kids were explored more (Max's were very well explored). Sometimes I felt that the story was perfect in its sudden explanations of why things happened and at other times I would more like to have been shown. The religious elements of the story came on much more heavily at the end and for a time that was confusing (I would like to understand the sacred works this story brings into play and if they are at odds with Christianity). In any case, I think both the kids and the author found their answers...have you found yours??
My rating: 4.75 stars (Yes, I can do that.)
Will I reread? Yes
Prudish Parent Verdict: A few bits of sexual content...one beautiful and several other brief moments. No crude euphimisms (indeed I do not recall any body parts being mentioned).