This predates “Make Room! Make Room!” (Soylent Green) by a few years, not to say population control was Kurt Vonnegut’s idea for conception, but these happen to be two of the most beautiful depictions of dystopian birth control rights.
While Soylent Green is the most recognized and most likely unintentionally humor manners in which way we control the growing numbers of people in our communities, they also take a dark, dirty and unwilling society into realization what is going on in the factories around their cities.
2BR02B is the anti-thesis where society is much more clean, beautiful and fully implicated in the world they reside.
Writing a review on 17 pages without ruining the story is near impossible… sort of you not liking this story. Read it for free on your Kindle or right in Amazon’s Cloud Reader. In 30 minutes you could watch a great episode of Seinfeld you have seen 2 dozen times, or you could read one of the greatest short stories ever written.
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July 15th, 2012 at 5:36 pm
Damn… Not available in Australia due to copyright restrictions…
July 15th, 2012 at 5:42 pm
Being that it is Public Domain Literature it is available in a few places.
http://publicliterature.org/books/2BR02B/1 is a site that has the text version of the book online
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21279 is another site that offers numerous classics in several formats for reading online, readers and mobile devices.
I would suggest Project Gutenberg’s website as it is a save enabled format that you can keep on a device. The story is something you will want to keep.
July 23rd, 2012 at 3:46 pm
Thanks a great deal for your reviews. Truly looking forward to read more. Will certainly read on. I have found several great free and some paid, books to read over the past few weeks because of you.
July 23rd, 2012 at 8:25 pm