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excellent narration of a classic

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Reviewed: 2019-09-13

rosamund pike does an excellent job narrating a classic piece of literature that retains its relevance and interest even today

refreshingly optimistic post-apocalyptic fiction

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Reviewed: 2019-03-20

A beautiful and thought provoking glimpse of life after an apocalyptic pandemic.
As a Toronto-residing sci-fi lover I was pleased with how honest and realistic the apocalyptic elements were. What made this book really special however, is the focus on art, culture and maintaining the spirit of humanity in an apocalyptic world.
So much dystopian fiction paints a bleakly violent fantasy of the worst of humanity unleashed; lost to selfish savagery without society to reign in our inner cavemen. While there is certainly darkness and violence in this novel, it is a beautiful story about the struggle to hold on to the best parts of a lost world.

enjoyable and touching

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Reviewed: 2019-03-20

This book is excellent! Its pace and intensity makes it suitable for light reading or listening on your commute, but it is also thought provoking and emotionally evocative at the same time.

beautiful, moving, funny, sad

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Reviewed: 2018-06-18

such a great book! I would definetely reccomend this, especially to any young WLW. The characters are very genuine and relatable, especially the protagonist, who you will definetely want to give a real big hug to about 1038475714 times throughout the story. Warning: do not read this in public while wearing mascara.

definetely reccomend

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Reviewed: 2018-06-08

part mystery/thriller, part comedy, part light hearted exploration of modern liberal feminism and traditional communities. a suprising and lovely read.

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such a wonderful read

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Reviewed: 2018-04-20

honestly read this book! Its beautiful, hopeful, emotional, life-affirming and heart wrenching. you will likely cry but its worth it.

good books but sexist

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Reviewed: 2018-04-08

great books, original & enthralling storyline with amazing characters. pretty sexist tbh, the only female characters are incredibly 2-d.

boring with empty characters

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Reviewed: 2018-03-31

this sounded like exactly my cup of tea but it was impossible to finish. the characters were two dimensional and the plot wasnt going anywhere fast