Non-Reader Reviews

For those who do not have the time, or inclination, to read the novel, then the words of others [who also have never read the novel] summarise its main themes for you.

Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.
— Neils Bohr
Priest to Cartman: God sure could use that money for a bigger Church.

Cartman: I think God has got plenty of money.
— Cartman of South Park
There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
— Cicero
Vi veri universum vivus vici - “By the force of truth, I have conquered the universe while living.
— Aleister Crowley [requoted in V for Vendetta]
Other people are not a failed attempt at being you.
— Michael Henderson
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things, because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new.
— Niccolo Machiavelli
Life is not about discovering who you are. Life is about creating who you are.
— George Bernard Shaw
You only live once, but if you do it right, then once is enough.
— Mae West