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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2006

    Fading Expectations

    Fade explores the advantages and repercussions of the ability to become invisible. It is a science-fiction fantasy novel, but the science is downplayed. Cormier has been praised and criticized for his risky novels which include ¿The Chocolate War¿ and ¿I Am the Cheese¿. Published in 1988, Fade is not Robert Cormier¿s first novel, but is written as if he is just discovering the techniques of the English language. To prove his lack of skill, when examined, Cormier¿s characters lack any deep personality. Fade is written with a very basic vocabulary but would not be appropriate for young children. Robert Cormier¿s language and word choice leaves something to be desired. His descriptions are simplistic and repetitive. The novel lacks mystery. Science Fiction novels explore the unknown. They captivate an audience with their ventures in undiscovered territories. Fade lacks this aspect. Cormier never employs the use of double meanings or other like rhetorical devices which leaves with a dull, dry canvass for his story. Throughout the book he constantly attempts imagery by the use of an abundance of adjectives. His attempt is lost however in the lack of excitement between his words and often by the overuse of adjectives. The format of the book is plain and expected. There are no patters or structure other then that of simplicity. The pages are not aesthetically pleasing because of their lack of structure. They simply regurgitate the story page after page with not even an attempt at change.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2001

    Book Intense

    This book dealt with a lot of issues in life, some are intense for young adult readers.

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