I read this little tale in one sitting. It is unusual; I'm not sure what to make of it. A fantasy utopia, a reflection on gentleness. Would you get bored in a life with no violence at all? Is there such a thing as death without violence? Some of the people who live at iDEATH are a bit restless; but Pauline, whose hands have been made strong by the practice of gentleness, makes it seem like it works. Mind you, if you read this book as a love story, it starts to seem sexist. But luckily that isn't the only way to read it.