Tagged: Alternative Earth

Review – The Last Wild by Piers Torday

The animals are the stars of The Last Wild. You almost don’t notice the lack of humans in this book as the animals are marvellous characters with amusing personalities. Plus when we do get to meet humans, they’re not all that nice.

Review – The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee

The Silver Metal Lover is a love story about finding yourself and the person that compliments, brings out the best in you. Their relationship is beautifully developed within the constraint of a future world beset with environmental issues and discontent, So even though it breaks my heart every time I read it, there is such joy and hope in this sublime sci fi tale that I can’t help but love it.

Review – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

“Hell is the absence of the people you long for”. Station Eleven shows us a world crippled by a virus and the survivors who remain in the aftermath. This is a perceptive and astute retelling of humanity struggle to come to terms with this loss and the future they have to create. A tremendous book. May’s Book of the Month.

Review – Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin

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.

Book Review – The Secret Commonwealth by Phillip Pullman

It was beautifully written and thoroughly engaging but left me feeling empty afterwards despite what had been gained: greater insight into Lyra herself, the world around her and the tendrils which were reaching out to her. It felt like filler. Nothing substantial happened on this quest.