Manage episode 285313398 series 2851888
"There is no light or colour as a fact in external nature. There is merely motion of material.... When the light enters your eyes and falls on the retina, there is motion of material. Then your nerves are affected and your brain is affected, and again this is merely motion of material.... The mind in apprehending experiences sensations which, properly speaking, are qualities of the mind alone."
On this episode of The Literary Coven, Courtney and Lily dive into Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. In this unique dystopian world, you are what you can see. The government rules this society through a social hierarchy based upon one's limited color perception. These giggly hosts dissect our main character, Eddie Russet, and his friends, explain major themes and plot points, and ask a question that may make us ditch our usual morality.