Tuesday, August 04, 2015

2015 book 186

Margaret Atwood's The Heart Goes Last
Atwood's latest is another near future dystopia sort of story, though not as complicated as the Oryx and Crake trilogy. In this one, there's been a major economic collapse, mainly on the east coast, and a couple living in their car and increasingly desperate decides to join a community called Positron, which is some sort of symbiotic prison/town set-up (this didn't make much sense to me). Once inside, things quickly turn out to be even more sketchy than a reader might suspect, and shenanigans (dangerous shenanigans!) ensue. There is some creepy consent stuff here, too. This was definitely entertaining, but I did have a lot of questions about it afterward--it didn't quite hang together, maybe because it started as a serialized story? B+.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released in September.

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