Tagged: Dystopia

Godless - Mute Cat Chronicles - Book 2

Review – Godless by Derek Porterfield

Godless by Derek Porterfield, picks up directly where Book 1 of the Mute Cat Chronicles ended. We pause for a moment and then are flung back into this ripping yarn about resistance in a techno-religious city. When power corrupts who will take a stand?

Review – The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa

There are many things to like about The Memory Police, the narrative structure, the well drawn characters and world building. Another aspect that I can’t let go unsaid was the delicate way information was revealed. I didn’t realise just how chaotic the island was until I (the reader) was invested in the story and found myself, like the islanders equally wounded by this calamitous place. But its thought provoking insight into the power and relevance of memory is what lingers and will not be easily forgotten.

Review - The Rain Belongs Here

Review – The Rain Belongs Here by Julie Rogers

The Rain Belongs Here by Julie Rogers was an ideal choice for a lazy afternoon: #dystopian world, an investigation and family loyalty all feature. The mystery isn’t all that difficult to solve however it is a pleasant well written read.

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 – The Black Sky by Timothy D. Minneci

The Black Sky by Timothy D. Minneci did not live up to my expectations. The characters were inconsistent, the writing off putting and the plot inconceivable. The only redeeming feature was glimpses of new technology.
A wasted opportunity.

No-Mod by Derek Porterfield 

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.

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.

Review – Goldilocks by Laura Lam

We are taken on a journey of quiet intensity as these women are faced with the knowledge of what they have done, why and the catastrophic consequences of their plans not being accomplished