Book Description: Jo’burg city is shimmering with a bitterbright tension, the perfect playground for a scarred, creative – and extremely efficient – assassin. Kirsten is a roaming, restless synaesthete: an awarded photographer with bad habits and a fertility problem. Her … Continue reading
blurb from goodreads.com Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because … Continue reading
Flare by Jonathan Maas Blurb from goodreads.com, please scroll down the the review. FEAR THE DAYLIGHT Without warning or explanation, an extended solar flare bombards the earth and doesn’t stop, making each day a battle for survival. The sunlight blinds … Continue reading
Josephine Hurst has her family under control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband and a historical landmark home, her life is picture perfect. She has everything she wants; all she has to do is keep it that way. But living in this matriarch’s determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn’t been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison.
The BoX: Would you survive the experiment? Twenty seven people each one in a small white cube all in isolation, all confused about what is going on, as they have idea how they got there. They are forced to endure various deadly tests to learn about the human nature, some will survive and some won´t. But…..
The book is superb debut novel and so very well thought out, the idea behind it is a little disturbing but brilliant. This is a short novella style and can be finished easily but I did want more. Even though it is short, it is a roller coaster ride.
You may wonder if it is worth reading about people in a cube, actually it is. The author has turned twenty seven white cubes into something amazing. It will make you wonder if you would survive the experiment and you might be surprised when you read about the experiments. The author draws you into each of the characters, covering a little of each one from their perspectives and their lives.
What a read, it certainly is a great way to spend an afternoon.
4 out of 5 stars.
Summary from goodreads.com scroll down for my review, it may contain spoilers. Raised in a secluded cottage, Keith has only ever known the outside world through the travels of his father. Yet that all changes when he’s forced from the comforts of his family home into a world only envisioned. Now stranded in a thief’s paradise, he begins to entwine the lives of others on a very personal and timely quest to discover the truth behind his secretive upbringing.
The Ship Breaker (The Ship Breaker #1) – Paolo Bacigalupi http://windupstories.com/
n this powerful novel, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.
This dystopian, science fiction novel was something different from those novels I normally read, I was not sure exactly what to expect when I chose it so I don´t really have much to compare it with. It is the first book I have read by this author. Paolo Bacigalpui has won the 2011 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature for this book, and he has also won other awards for some of his other novels.
The whole book makes you really think about global warming, oil, the environment and if this may or not actually happen in the future. Continue reading