Dystopia

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ISBN: 9780802126627
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - September 5th, 2017

What a great read! A gripping tale of survival and rebuilding following a pandemic killing off 95% of humans. The story is engaging and the characters are spot on. I never saw the end coming and loved it. - randy


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ISBN: 9781632862839
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 2nd, 2016

What a wonderfully original book! What do you do if one night trees erupt from the ground destroying all infrastructure, making all of England a forest, a dense forest? Adrien wants to wait for the army and the government to fix everything. Hannah wants to take her son, Seb, west to find her brother, who shares her love of all things nature, and celebrate the earth's victory. Fate brings these 3 disparate characters together and they head west ultimately ending up in Ireland looking for Adrien's wife but more importantly finding Adrien's destiny. Along the way, Shaw creates a great supporting cast including some creatures that may or may not actually exist. I loved it! - randy


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ISBN: 9780374534974
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Published: Fsg Originals - November 29th, 2016

This was an eerily fun read. What if big brother was as small as an ant? Patients at a private asylum deep in the woods are all from the world of either Foresight Strategy or Strategic Forecasting. This means they are smart people, deeply depressed (and many have gone insane) because they are paid to look into the future and it ain't good. 1984 meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. - randy


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ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Let me start by saying Station Eleven was the best book I read in 2014. Arthur, a famous actor, dies on stage while playing King Lear the same night a pandemic begins that kills 99.9% of the population. We follow Kirsten, who shared the stage with Arthur that night, 20 years in the future. But, through flashbacks, we meet a paparrazo-paramedic, 2 ex-wives and a son, and a best friend. It's in these characters that the novel finds its strength. Normally, I can't wait to get through chapters vacant of the lead but not so with Station Eleven. Emily St. John Mandel gives us 6 characters we become totally invested in. It's long listed for the National Book Award for good reason! - randy