No-Mod takes place in a techno-religious city, where the marginalised include those without biomedical modification. Addie’s search for answers takes her on the run revealing more about this autocratic world than she had envisaged. Riveting YA read with little details that make it a pleasure to read. I am looking forward to the sequel.
Monthly Archive: April 2020
The Strangeworlds Travel Agency is about multi universe travel, but in my opinion, more so about secrets, families, relationships and the lust for power. Lovely premise but somehow left me uninterested in this realityThe Strangeworlds Travel Agency is about multi universe travel, but in my opinion, more so about secrets, families, relationships and the lust for power. Lovely premise but somehow execution left me uninterested in this reality.
Michael Recycle meets Borat The Space Cat is a great tale for anyone with an interest in environmental issues and those who would like an introduction to this topic. This rhyming tale conveys the importance and relevance of this topic in a tailored way for this age group
We all liked the one liners, the demon possessed pet and Beelzebub’s attitude. Do read this short, snappy tale about finding acceptance and a place to call home.
Naturally, we are suckers for stories about Good versus Evil, especially well written ones.
There are 11 books on the list for April 2020 and if you want to have a look specifically at what they are then have a look at April’s newsletter or my Goodreads profile which is generally up to date.
Corporate Gunslinger seems so very timely about the power of corporations and overwhelming debt. Insurance companies already use small print to deny claims, thus it’s no stretch to imagine the possibility that they would eventually utilise skilled killers to ensure they don’t have to pay out. In no way does it seem strange that gunfighting is part of the American legal system.
The cover for Cuckoo’s Egg is beautiful. It perfectly captures the essence of the book. It shows Duun, cradling Thorn as a baby. Between the artwork and back cover we already know it’s about an alien culture meeting human, however it’s the way it intersects, how the story is told which is very beautiful.
This dystopia raises men to see themselves as first with no equal. The dismissive way women are perceived, spoken of and to permeates society at all levels. Fortunately perseverance and a dedication to the future generations leads a group to quietly rebel.
Despite all that was happening, I still managed to read some great books in March and one of them naturally took the top spot. My book of the month went to the advance review copy of Corporate Gunslinger: A Novel by Doug Engstrom. It was a compelling read about a world quite similar to this one: inequalities in our society and crushing debt, how very timely