Sunday, 24 October 2010
The film that this book is adapted from is often put down by reviewers for a number of reasons (mostly unfairly centering on Sean Connery's costume) all of which I disagree with. I love it, but I wasn't sure about posting it here as I'd always filed it as a SF parable. MP's recent post provoked me to reconsider. Yes it definitely contains many SF tropes, but looking at the story another way it's about a society haunted by the past and by a future that proves unattainable - distinctly hauntological concerns.
A SF-Hauntology hybrid. I like it.