[PDF / Epub] ✅ A Living Soul ⚣ P.C. Jersild – Turboville.co.uk

A Living Soul A Living Soul is narrated by a human brain, called Ypsilon, suspended in water The science is flawed, which can be forgiven, as the novel is a product of the 1980s, but what can t be is the greasy feeling leftover from its observations Is this the future of science Breaking down the human body into parts to observe, examine, and then harvest Moreover, does this future of science mean leaving behind emotion and passion, as indicated by the final experiment on Ypsilon The novel is uncomforta A Living Soul is narrated by a human brain, called Ypsilon, suspended in water The science is flawed, which can be forgiven, as the novel is a product of the 1980s, but what can t be is the greasy feeling leftover from its observations Is this the future of science Breaking down the human body into parts to observe, examine, and then harvest Moreover, does this future of science mean leaving behind emotion and passion, as indicated by the final experiment on Ypsilon The novel is uncomfortable throughout its majority and then downright unpleasant at the end My rating drifted back and forth between two and three stars before I could make up my mind It was meant to be thought provoking after all Mission accomplished Jersild is not one of my favourite authors He writes in a pretty boring manor, and I prefer to read books by other authors Yes, there are worse writers, hence the 4 stars. N r jag b rjade l sa denna bok var jag vertygad om att Cold Lazarus hade baserats p den, men nej, s var inte fallet Hur som helst s r den r tt s fascinerande Jag gillar b cker och filmer som hanterar fr gan om m nsklig identitet r man en m nniska fast man r bara en hj rna In English When I started reading this book I was convinced that Cold Lazarus was based on it but, no, such is not the case Anyway, it s quite fascinating I like books and films that deal with the question of hu N r jag b rjade l sa denna bok var jag vertygad om att Cold Lazarus hade baserats p den, men nej, s var inte fallet Hur som helst s r den r tt s fascinerande Jag gillar b cker och filmer som hanterar fr gan om m nsklig identitet r man en m nniska fast man r bara en hj rna In English When I started reading this book I was convinced that Cold Lazarus was based on it but, no, such is not the case Anyway, it s quite fascinating I like books and films that deal with the question of human identity Is one human if one is nothan a brain Oi kui hea see oli L bus ja t sine, m tlemapanev ja ajuvaba Pun intended, sest peategelaseks ongi laboris elav aju ning raamat, mis tiirleb aju mber, ei saa ometi ajuvaba olla Kui midagi ette heita, siis seda, et l pp tuli liiga kiiresti Aga eks iga hea asi saa kskord otsa. PL yj cy m zg Intressant djupdykning i ett m nskligt medvetande Konstig men sp nnande Vad h nde med Ypsilon Vem var han innan Vad h nde med apan En trea f r att den r lite sm rolig och knasig. ,. The story of a brain kept alive in a laboratory, told from the brain s perspective I suppose this book s primary theme is the question of ethics in science On the one hand a case can be made for the pursuit of knowledge, but when this novel reaches its monstrous conclusion we can see how the pursuit of knowledge can be compromised by the pursuit of profitability, which is the primary driver of science these days Then again, maybe some wouldn t find the conclusion all that monstrous any, a The story of a brain kept alive in a laboratory, told from the brain s perspective I suppose this book s primary theme is the question of ethics in science On the one hand a case can be made for the pursuit of knowledge, but when this novel reaches its monstrous conclusion we can see how the pursuit of knowledge can be compromised by the pursuit of profitability, which is the primary driver of science these days Then again, maybe some wouldn t find the conclusion all that monstrous any, although I think it was meant to be at the time it was written The other question arising here is how can the soul exist when the mind of a person can be broken down and manipulated in a laboratory, or for that matter, not in a laboratory, but still intact in the body with the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery A great book, and very entertaining read The Protagonist Of This Mild Satire Is A Human Brain Floating In An Aquarium The Bodiless Ypsilon, Expected To Be An Unemotional Intellect, Feels Lonely Beause He Is Lovesick Over A Pretty Lab Assistant, Ypsilon Chooses Not To Respond To Elaborate Educational Regiments With The Aid Of A Chimpanzee And A Detached Human Hand, He Makes Detailed Plans For An Impractical Escape Amusing And Phantasmagoric Publishers Weekly Thanks To Lesser , Ypsilon Has Become As Convincing And Many Facetted To The English Speaking Audience As He Is To His Swedish Readers, And The Ethical And Wider Human Problems Posed By His Situation Have Become Just As Urgent Swedish Book Review


About the Author: P.C. Jersild

Per Christian Jersild, better known as P C Jersild, is a Swedish author and physician He also holds an honorary doctorate in medicine from Uppsala University, and another one in engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology.


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