(William Hofmann’s cover for the 1961 edition)
4.25/5 (collated rating: Good)
The three parts of James Gunn’s fix-up novel The Joy Makers (1961) were originally published in magazine form in 1955 as ‘Name Your Pleasure,’ ‘The Naked Sky’, and ‘The Unhappy Man.’ I have not read the originals so I’m unsure of how much was added or subtracted or completely re-conceptualized. Largely a satire — Gunn pushes his point to the logical, and terrifying extreme — each part is a further chronological progression of a society whose chief aim is to make people happy. It is hard not to read Part I as a satirical take on some aspects of Scientology, a movement that was gaining force in the early 1950s.
Because each part is only linked thematically to the others
Ver la entrada original 871 palabras más