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Book Information: Snail on the Slope, the

Snail on the Slope, the (1966) [Novel]
by Arkady Strugatsky Boris Strugatsky Rating: Weighted - 9.7 / Average - 10.0 of 10 (3 votes) (Rate!)
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In the novel The Snail on the Slope there exist two worlds, two different societies, each one living by their own rules. The main characters through whose eyes we see the Control, the Village and the City, are in uncertain relationship with society and the authority.

Kandid and Pepper are scientists, people of the mind, they do not accept violence and pursuits. They are both "sickened by the melancholy for understanding" and until the end they will seek the truth - but each one in different way.

Pepper, who just recently was dreaming about freedom and happiness for everyone, upon getting the authority, is afraid to resist the state.

Kandid, who is stronger and happier than Pepper, manages to understand the reality and defy it. After encountering with horrors of the forest and the Control, and despite the obvious weakness, decides not to surrender under any circumstances, he promises to be the little stone that stops "the millstone of progress" and becomes a winner - the snail on the slope.

Original title: Улитка на склоне [Ulitka na sklone]
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionScience FictionPoliticalDystopia/Utopia
FictionScience FictionSocial Criticism
FictionScience FictionAnthropology/sociology

Edition #1: Snail on the Slope, the

Snail on the Slope, the (1980)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: 1st English
Translated by: Alan Meyers
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Snail on the Slope, the (1966)

ISBN: 0553131974

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