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I'd invite everyone to actually read the story instead of the linked interpretation. It does not need it, what happens is pretty straight-forward and the text gives its interpretation freely away by itself. But knowing those interpretations destroys the stunt the story is pulling on the reader, it will destroy your experience of reading it.

Not that I particularly liked it. It is one not particularly exciting history wrapped around an unrealistic pseudo-physics idea. But I never like those type of stories – you might.




(Spoilers)

Unlike the movie, the story is vague on whether there are violations of causality. (The movie clearly features them, while the story is consistent with or without them). So I disagree that the interpretation is straight forward.


> I'd invite everyone to actually read the story instead of the linked interpretation.... it will destroy your experience of reading it.

Agreed.


I preferred the movie over the short story as well. But Ted Chiang has written excellent other fiction. I loved "Tower of Babylon".


Too absurd to my liking. I think Murakami is where it ends for me. But admittedly memorable (which also goes for story of your life) and original. Tower of Babylon left a lot better impression than Story of your Life, for me. Maybe they will make a film about that next.




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