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    FREE READ The Divers' Game Jesse Ball Ü 0 FREE READ The Divers' Game (DOWNLOAD) 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 riv

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    FREE READ The Divers' Game READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Jesse Ball Jesse Ball Ü 0 FREE READ 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 are like museums of extinction and citizens arm themselves with canisters of brightly coloured gas to be deployed with lethal force against the immigrant classes at t

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Jesse Ball Jesse Ball Ü 0 FREE READ FREE READ The Divers' Game 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

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    Jesse Ball Ü 0 FREE READ The Divers' Game (DOWNLOAD) The Divers' Game is set in a future or alternative society in which refugees and other social outcasts are legal

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Jesse Ball The Divers' Game (DOWNLOAD) Jesse Ball Ü 0 FREE READ 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 societyImagine 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 that everyone knows who belongs and who does not Imagine then that these

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    The Divers' Game (DOWNLOAD) Thought provoking and in your face Jesse Ball is everything 🖤 “What kind of suicide is it to kill in the world what you find in yourself?

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    FREE READ The Divers' Game Jesse Ball Ü 0 FREE READ The Divers' Game (DOWNLOAD) 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 prete

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    The Divers' Game (DOWNLOAD) 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 like pawns he was moving around to make his points than real complex people I

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Jesse Ball The Divers' Game (DOWNLOAD) Jesse Ball Ü 0 FREE READ 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 time This book tends to be reviewed as set in a near f

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    The Divers' Game (DOWNLOAD) Jesse Ball Ü 0 FREE READ READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Jesse Ball 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's of a literary impressionist while I tend to stick to realism With THE DIVERS' GAME I was able to get engrossed in the world Ball created uickly And even though it isn't my perfect fit as a plot person I really enjoyed the look into the dark world he's createdThere are a lot of ways to mess up a dysto

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The Divers' Game

FREE READ The Divers' Game Jesse Ball Ü 0 FREE READ FREE READ The Divers' Game · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook From the inimitable mind of award winning author Jesse Ball a novel about an unsettlingly familiar society that has renounced the concept of euality and the devastating conseuences 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 uads The pats may kill the uads as they like and do The u. 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 conseuences 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 winner of last year s Gordon Burn Prize for Census a tribute to his dead brother To write like this you have to have deep moral convictions a sprawling imagination and the talent to turn this into intense affecting prose as a reader you need to be willing to put on your hiking boots and bring your compass in order to venture into the overgrown jungle at the heart of a remote narrative island because Ball s books are no beach reads The Divers Game is a novel in three parts In the first one we meet two kids living in a dystopian society that openly accepts and cements ineuality justifying this with arguments that rely on fear ignorance and ideas of superiority The people living in the lawless uarters outside the city most of them refugees are declared to be less than human and every kid is taught how to gas them if one of them crosses their path and disobeys or is perceived as somehow dangerous It has no legal conseuences to immobilize or even painfully kill them with gas the people in the city are carrying gas and gas masks at all times Together with their alcoholic teacher the kids want to visit the zoo and they are ultimately separated to experience two different areas where livingdead creatures are cagedIn the second part we meet kids living in Row House one of the lawless uads outside the city especially a young girl chosen to be the center of an enigmatic ritual that revolves around the limitless execution of personal power and the orgiastic experience of being part of a mob It was the cry of the punished that there should be punishment cruelty hate the world was always so much that the revelers had to flinch away had to retire from feeling and feel not what was before them but instead what they had felt what they might feel This ritual mirrors another one in the first part of the book that is feared by the people in the city because it revolves around the establishment of euality As you see Ball is playing with reversals and trick mirrors also watch out for a character named Lambert Ma who for some is a hero for others a terrorist In addition to that we learn about the eponymous divers game that the kids in the uad like to play I won t explain the game in order not to spoil it but I can say that it s about belonging and the dangerous attempt to overcome separation pay attention that it only works in one direction thus being relevant to the whole book The third part is a letter written by the teacher s wife shortly before her death and it contemplates the price an individual soul might pay for being cruel and when instead of fairness there is just order and its conseuences What I love about Jesse Ball is how lyrical his prose is his daring creative ideas and how he does not feel the need to destroy the power of his strong haunting images by over explaining them Rather he trusts in his readers abilities to appreciate the sheer beauty of his art and the iridescent associations he evokes This is a writer tackling very serious topics while proving that smart content and gorgeous writing can easily go together and I hope he will go on winning some prizes for this stunning novel

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FREE READ The Divers' Game Jesse Ball Ü 0 FREE READ FREE READ The Divers' Game · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. 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 time This book tends to be reviewed as set in a near future dystopia one which imagines a societal approach to mass immigration and to undesirables that seems only a logical extension of current trends I would add though that it is really also a very lightly imagined variation on past practices and lacks the real imagination of say an Exit West even John Lanchester s The Wall to which book it is in every other way superior and whose Booker longlisting looks even bizarre if one assumes that this book was eligible and submittedBall imagines a country which deals with mass immigration by admitting them marking them with a tattoo of a red hat to make their status as legal non persons a legal status change which became enforced as a philosophical one that violence perpetuated on the refugees was not just not illegal but was not even immoral In time the refugees were also marked by amputation of their thumbs and given special areas uadrants outside of cities where they had a degree of safety in that citizens too forfeited their rights in what was deemed a pre civilised space Outside these guarded areas the citizens Pats are drilled in the deployment of gas masks and the use of poisonous gases to protect themselves against the dehumanised refugees uads Over time the uads are used to house other undesirables in particular criminals and the uads themselves have rough justice enforced by bosses who have reached an understanding with the guardsImmediately one set of rather obvious historical parallels are clear yellow stars non persons Nonperson status was reuired because it removed the moral and social obstacles for committing otherwise objectionable acts of violence crime abuse and murder ghettos KaposThe book has a shaky start the above information is rather clunkily covered by a rhetorical revision lecture on the history of immigration given by Professor Mandred and attended by two citizen girls Lois and Lethe Luckily I was able to follow the principles of the Divers Game I assumed that this was the worst part of the book and trusting that Ball s writing abilities would be the same as in his last book I was able to go on The remainder of the first part follows Lois and particularly Lethe on a trip with the Professor to a zoo to see the last remaining animals in the country We witness the arbitrary way in which they all treat the uads they encounter and the Zoo itself is full of symbolism with a divide between dead and living animals with the almost eradication of animals a reminder of their cruel and arbitrary treatment often neither considered illegal or immoral in our society Later Lethe is accosted but unharmed by a group of uad children near some lakes The society is approaching Ogias Day a Jubilee style day where things are turned upside down and which is therefore unsettling to a society with the creed A world of tiers Know your place upon itBy looking down The second part is set in a particularly rough uad and is largely based around a raucous festival there the Day of the Infanta where a small child is chosen given the power to issue orders obeyed without uestion and reuired to administer arbitrary justice in a series of real as well as symbolic cases before being herself subject to the judgement of the mob In contrast to the unsettling effect of Ogias s Day this day is greeted wildly by uads allowing them to enact their frustration at their status and the cruel justice to which they are normally subject Within this part we learn that the son of the uad boss has disappeared we later find playing the Divers Game a seeming analogy for the courage reuired to travel between two otherwise separate socieites as well as a link to an incident in the first partBoth the post lecture first part and the second part are written in the wonderful style I recognise from Ball s previous novel Census sparse and yet full of imagery enigmatic and yet full of meaningThe third part is another change of style to a rather preachy style in which Ball s character makes sure we have understood the moral of the book that in dehumanising others we dehumanise ourselves It is told in a series of short letters from a Pat woman one we already know to her husband feeling threatened by a uad she killed him with gas and immediately cannot come to terms with her actions and contemplates suicide OR PERHAPS THEY DO KNOW WHY MY REVULSION AT this place of our lives this society of which we are a part seems not to immediately admit an obvious truth the people who are ground to bits by our horrific thoughtlessness selfishness greed though they may not know in each case why it has happened they do not need to know These things have happened so often that it becomes clear a man like this did not die because of what he did but because of what he was We are the ones who have the privilege of having things happen to us because of what we do Not everyone is so lucky Overall this book while barely than a novella and easily read in a single sitting is a uietly powerful and affecting plea to examine what the exclusion of the other is doing to the moral fabric of our societies One final remark I am sure it must be a coincidence but as Ball s last book Census was very similar in subject matter and style to China Mieville s The Census Taker this book in underlying subject matter but not in any way style shares a lot with The City and The City Mieville is I think by far the most imaginative and versatile of the two writers but the use he makes of his versatility in writing books in varying genre styles a police procedural in The City and The City renders Ball s the better read in this caseMy thanks to Granta for an ARC via NetGalley

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FREE READ The Divers' Game Jesse Ball Ü 0 FREE READ FREE READ The Divers' Game · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ads 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 conseuences of violence through two festivals and through the dramatic and excruciating examination of a. Thought provoking and in your face Jesse Ball is everything What kind of suicide is it to kill in the world what you find in yourself

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  • 04 April 2020
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