Clara may not be the perfect Compassionate by Avatican standards, but by my standards she embodies the true definition of compassion. A mission that “would be for nothing” without her, yet requires her to painfully and forcefully extract memories, very possibly killing the subject in the process, does not a successful mission make. She won’t be able to pull the proverbial trigger. I’m looking forward to the next progression in the book, because how ever C.D. Verhoff pulls off the next turn, I know it won’t disappoint. I didn’t see Kenneth coming!
Redundancy sucks and everything, but my thoughts on the Avant Military echo my sentiments about Avatican society as a whole – it is CREEPY. Everything runs like a machine, everyone identifies themselves as a production model, and it seems that most Avants are content to do their duties rather than live their lives. Avants are property of the government – how horrifying. To that point, I am reminded of Clara’s first time using the machine and how that patient came to be on the table in front of her. . . Something is going on and these Avants are getting woke left and right.
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