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Summary Afterland

His mother Cole will protect him at all costs On the run after a horrific act of violence and pursued by Cole's own ruthless sister Billie all Cole wants is to raise her kid somewhere he won't be preyed on as a reproductive resource or a sex object or a stand in son Someplace like homeTo get there Cole and Miles must journey across a changed America in disguise as mother and daughter From a military base in Seattle to a luxury bunker By now a lot of us have read a lot of dystopias featuring sexual politics often accompanied with some major disaster that leaves women a huge minority The Book of Etta or The White Plague or any number of bigger named modern authors This one flips the script Men are seriously endangered The few men left must deal with the patriarchy of women Yes patriarchy Because let s face it patriarchies are learned All told I loved the worldbuilding There are a lot of great easter eggs and the research for the plague itself was brilliant The characterizations of Cole and Billy and Miles was pretty fantastic It reads like a convoluted cat and mouse being on the run from the government and even from themselvesMy only real concern is not a dealbreaker but a personal preference The religious bits were fascinating and weird and well thought out BUT it wasn t exactly to my tas

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Children of Men meets The Handmaid's Tale in this bowstring taut visceral and incredibly timely thriller about how far a mother will go to protect her son from a hostile world transformed by the absence of men Most of the men are dead Three years after the pandemic known as The Manfall governments still hold and life continues but a world run by women isn't always a better placeTwelve year old Miles is one of the last boys alive and And you re returning to South Africa after your vacation Yes that s where we live proud of the fact of it Away from everyday Nazis and school shootings so regular they were practically part of the academic calendar along with prom and football season away from the slow gutting of democracy trigger happy cops and the terror of raising a black son in America But how can you live there people would ask her and Devon her American husband especially meaning Johannesburg Isn t it dangerous And she wanted to reply how can you live here We ve all been convinced of the exceptionalism of America since we were wee lads and lasses Not just us Americans but Europeans and all across the world America the great beacon of hopeWe might need to tweak things a bit For Cole and her husband Devon and their son Miles America is an opportunity to make some

Lauren Beukes È 4 Summary

From an anarchist commune in Salt Lake City to a roaming cult that's all too ready to see Miles as the answer to their prayers the two race to stay ahead at every step even as Billie and her sinister crew draw closerA sharply feminist high stakes thriller from award winning author Lauren Beukes Afterland brilliantly blends psychological suspense American noir and science fiction into an adventure all its own and perfect for our time Unfortunately this book was not for me I almost DNFED it at 25% 50% and again even at 75% As you can probably tell I do not like to DNF books I think I owe the publishers and authors than that Even if I m not enjoying a book I torture myself in hopes that the ending will blow me away this HAS happened But alas this was not the case here I really did not enjoy this book For two people that are running from the law there was zero excitement whatsoever I didn t even fear for them The male gender has almost completely diminished due to a gender specific cancer and I didn t even feel sad The writing was too monotonousPublication Date is 07282020 Thank you very much to Mulholland Books for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest reviewWhat I can promise you is that I have passed this ARC on to a book friend who REALLY wanted to read it a


10 thoughts on “Afterland

  1. says:

    ”’And you’re returning to South Africa after your vacation’‘Yes that’s where we live’ proud of the fact of it Away from everyday Nazis and school shootings so regular they were practically part of the academic calendar along with prom and football season away from the slow gutting of democracy trigger happy cops and the terror

  2. says:

    If Broken Monsters was Lauren Beukes’s great Clive Barker novel then Afterland is her great Stephen King novel

  3. says:

    You can’t imagine how much the world can change in six months You just can’t Except that now of course we all can35 stars rounded up to 4 I’ve read all of Lauren Beukes novels and my favorites are Zoo City and The Shining Girls The thing I love most about this South African author is her knack for wildly inventive plot lines – criminals who gets assigned animal companions or time travelling serial killers That said I thou

  4. says:

    By now a lot of us have read a lot of dystopias featuring sexual politics often accompanied with some major disaster that leaves women a huge minority The Book of Etta or The White Plague or any number of bigger named modern authors This one flips the script Men are seriously endangered The few men left must deal with the patriarchy of women

  5. says:

    I was worried about picking up a book centred on a pandemic I mean the timing is interesting isn’t it But two things uickly became clear1 The pandemic here is different it only kills men2 The whole thing feels completely tongue in cheek and is impossible to take seriouslyCole and her son Miles escape a camp in California set up to protect and exploit some of the few remaining males semen is gold We’re not

  6. says:

    35 starsI have read most of Lauren Beukes’s books and loved all of them She has always had this undefinable element to her stories that made them stand out From the bizzaro world of Zoo City to the creepy thriller The Shining Girls The fact

  7. says:

    Unfortunately this book was not for me I almost DNFED it at 25% 50% and again even at 75% As you can probably tell I do not like to DNF books I think I owe the publishers and authors than that Even if I’m not enjoying a book I torture myself in hopes that the ending will blow me away—this HAS happened But al

  8. says:

    With transmisogyny fundamentally baked into the premise and apparently a long history of cissexism before this the author's presumed insights into gender power and humanity are nothing but a trainwreck

  9. says:

    Ahoy there me mateys  I received this dystopian thriller eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review  So here be me honest musings This be me fourth book by the author  I adored her shining girls and thought it was one of the best time travel books I have read  I also very much enjoyed zoo city cause who doesn't want a giant sloth This is a dystopian thriller where a plague has wiped out most of the men  The remaining men a

  10. says:

    35 starsMy first book by Buekes She's clearly a talented writer and this was very good just not a perfect fit for me at the moment A little gritty realism than I was looking for right now