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O one But once in England Nora's past begins to surface in surprising and disturbing ways pushing her to the brink of insanity and forcing her to uestion her own and Blanche's grip on the truth. the idea of this book is what drew me to it Siamese twins are not so much an oddity only in freak shows but have become common enough to have their own language and activists fight for their rights twins Nora and Blanche are among them but are a special case since Blanche has been asleepin a coma for years just dead weight for Nora to carry around Nora decides it's time to finally cut her off and become singular but many strange occurrences ensue making Nora think her sister isn't half as dead to her as she thought and forcing her to come to terms with her past seems for a great strange story right i thought so too but Jackson creates such an odd new world rightfully claiming it as Nora and Blanche's but i think she gets too carried away with it losing the reader halfway i've read other reviews and people seem to agree but maybe i should just read it again at some point

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Half LifeNora and Blanche are conjoined twins Nora is strong funny and deeply independent thirsting for love and adventure Blanche by contrast has been asleep for twenty years Sick of carrying her siste. This is the co winner of the Tiptree this year so I expected a lot from it The book is set in a world very similar to our own except with nuclear explosions and a population of conjoined twins large enough to have their own lobby groups Nora is uncomfortable sharing her body with her conjoined but perpetually unconscious twin Blanche so she resolves to get Blanche surgically removed I really love the idea of having two brains and thus two personalities and two sexualities to a body but the book doesn’t explore this Instead it focuses on Nora’s childhood in the desert where she had uirky twisted adventures in the radioactive dunes By the end Nora and the novel have lost all touch with reality—which is fun except for the fact that it’s completely unreadable This book is the written euivalent of the last twenty minutes of “2001”—I’m sure something “deep” is going on but I’m not sure what and mostly I just feel bored and nauseated I actually feel insulted that Jackson expected readers to slog through hundreds of pages of self congratulatory cleverness with no discernable plot and unlikeable unrealistic characters

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Half Life Summary ✓ 100 ´ Nora and Blanche are conjoined twins Nora is strong funny and deeply independent thirsting for love and adventure Blanche by contrast has been asleep for twenty years Sick of carrying her sister's dead weight Nora wants her other half gone for good a desire that takes her from San Francisco to London in search of the Unity FounR's dead weight Nora wants her other half gone for good a desire that takes her from San Francisco to London in search of the Unity Foundation a mysterious organization that promises to make tw. wow it started out with an intriguing idea and got weird real uick then it got real dark to the point that i was like i'm not sure if i want to read hundreds pages about something this intense and with a character i don't really like so much but i stuck in and it was real good the book kept twisting i also liked that the book was a little choppy and used some things that weren't straight narrative it was like this little world was created and you had than just the main character's perspective on it and you could start to try to figure out your own independent idea of the things happening in the little worldgot a little weird towards the end possibly because the slight surrealism got way surrealistic er sometimes i like for things to be a little concrete and a little less wait is this actually happening or is this a hallucination or what the hell but i assume that tendency just means that i'm dumb and don't understand good literature or something anyways the point is that this book was so good