Well, falling in love with a robot isn't that odd. She kept Jane emotionally stunted. The main character is so whiny and annoying it was a chore to read. Now, I must admit, initially I wasn't sure about this story. The power of transformative love is rarely dull, and in Tanith Lee's version it becomes vast indeed. Dated it is, yes, though I still think the incredible visuals would make for a great movie adaptation. About Metallic Love In her now-classic tale The Silver Metal Lover, award-winning author Tanith Lee told the spellbinding story of Jane and her forbidden love for a robot named Silver.
I will say that her writing is beautiful and it flows nicely. I feel sad sad sad. But then she does do something—she seizes exactly what she wants by any means she can—and by the end she's smarter and wiser. So she uses whatever means in her power to make him hers, even when it means leaving her life of leisure and privilege for a life in the slums. This book is so beautiful and heartbreaking. Silver has a sense of self from the start. So she uses whatever means in her power to make him hers, even when it means leaving her life of leisure and privilege for a life in the slums.
And her fear of being something other than her mothers approval. So, Jane the heroine lives in a decadent future where the rich are super rich and the poor are super poor, and the rich have everything, and suffer from ennui. The rich are also raised to react to sex as being very casual and merely for pleasure if nothing else, so intimate relationships aren't really important in their society, not in a real sense. I know she is an immature privileged 16 year old. But the story of Jane and Silver? And while that is incredibly powerful, it also distancing.
Karly enjoyed it click for her review , and I really did not. The only Funny, I also remember trying to figure this out while reading. It is also a love story between a girl and a robot. Also check out our friends at. We have the good, the bad and not too sure all making an appearance in this new and exciting book.
This was mostly due to suprise! However, the only problem with Silver was that he was the creation of Tanith Lee and she created a brilliant character that everyone loved. We are told this over and over and it was still annoying. We see the characters' emotions, even Silver. A love so perfect it must be destroyed, for no human could ever compete? The mother, who ordered Jane from a catalog and kept her programmed to her liking, from her body shape to her hair color to her talents. And there are certain echoes of a time to come maybe in our future where this book like Ray Bradbury's novels may not be too far from the truth. I'm not very good at being alive. We are all coming of age, all our lives.
She was writing about the nature of being. Thus a buddy-read of same was born. First, if we are more than our biological mechanisms of autonomous systems, energy consumption, learned or reflexive responses to external stimuli, etc. But this is still one of my favourite books ever. And in honor of the authors passing I decided to write this review. But the characterization just shines. I feel sad sad sad.
Lastly, the idea of Jane and Silver's love enduring for all time is really just. The chapter movements and header poems were exceptional. I think that's what makes this book stand out: love isn't portrayed as an all-consuming obsession but as a stepping stone for human growth. This is what I like about Lee -- she is an author who wants to elevate the human soul as well as spread beauty. However, be prepared to read in one full seating for it was darn near impossible to put the book down.
But the feeling of this story has been there for me. So it must be me. There were a few times where I felt bored, but that ending made up for almost everything. Tanith Lee has been working very hard on her books since 1986. The slums are beautiful, despite the destitude of the people living there, and every other backdrop in the book just drips with amazingly vivid descriptions.