|The book Lauren Oliver "Delirium" — the second work of the writer published in a year after an exit of her literary debut, the novel "Before I Fall". This anti-Utopia — the first part the planned writer of the trilogy. |
Action takes place in the near future, in the world where the love is forbidden. Once the love was considered as the most important thing: in search of love people were capable to go of the other end of the world, for love they lay and even killed. For this reason the love was recognized as the most dangerous illness — an amor of a deliri.
Doctors found a way to struggle with dangerous painful feeling. The procedure of full treatment brought to perfection received the name Healing from love. According to the government resolution, at the age of eighteen years each citizen is obliged to pass through this procedure after which he will lose ability to love. It loses love in all its manifestations: love romantic, love of friendly, fraternal affection, love to parents and children...
Lina Helouei, the main character of the book, looks forward to approach of day of its Healing to which there were only some months. As well as all law-abiding citizens, it is waited by the happy, in advance planned destiny — the life deprived of love and pain.
However when before procedure there are 95 days, to Lina there is an improbable: she meets the person by the name of Alex who sharply changes her view of world around. As a result of Ling starts fighting against the prejudices imposed to it by society, and then she should in open throw down a challenge to world around.
Romanus Lauren Oliver "Delirium" — is a stunning love story, arisen in the world where the love is under a ban. Whether the truth, what love is capable to win against everything, or pressure of society will be put more strongly? You will find answers to all questions in the book!
The novel which appeared in 2011 got to the list of best-sellers according to "New York Times", one of the most prestigious lists of the best books. The novel "Delirium" laid the foundation of the trilogy: in 2012 there was a second book of a cycle which received the name "Pandemonium", and the exit of the third, final part — "Requiem" is planned for 2013.
Quotes from the book Lauren Oliver "Delirium"
"If sense of your life in simply to go down stream, it not life. I know that all sense — and only — in finding that is most important for you, and not to release it from myself, and to fight for it, and to allow to take away to nobody from you it"
"Love — the one and only word, it as a haze, it short and exact, as an edge. Yes, quite so — an edge, an edge. It passes through your life and cuts it in two. On "to" and "after". And the whole world too breaks up to two half. Before and after …"
"One of the biggest riddles of life consists that it rushes to herself further in spite of the fact that your personal world, your own small personal Universe is bent, overwound or even scatters small splinters. Today you have parents — tomorrow you are an orphan. Today you have the place in life, the way — tomorrow you stray in a jungle"
"A time it seems to me that if silently to sit and simply to watch the events around, that, I am ready to swear, time for a moment stops and all Universe too fades. In total for a second. And if to find a way to live in this second, you will eternally live"