“Memories are a lot tougher than you might think. Just like the hearts that hold them.”
The Memory Police was a dystopian, hypnotic and haunting book for me. The story revolves around an Island, it’s dominated by ‘the memory police’ who make things disappear and those things might be words, animals, flowers, books, etc. And The Memory Police not only forbid the holding of items but they want the memory of those items to be destroyed permanently. Creepy! Right?
We follow a young aspiring novelist. Her mother was taken away by the memory police and now she has only two friends, one her publisher and the other is an old family friend. Unlike her and most of the population, her publishers don’t forget everything which is a great concern because the memory police take away the ones who don’t forget the banned/forbid items.
“Men who start by burning books end up burning other men.”