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The Mandibles

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mmack Tue 16-Aug-16 21:57:56

Has anyone else read this? I'm 3/4 of the way through and it's my favourite book of the year so far. It's set it the near future when America is in a total financial and social meltdown. I'm not usually a big fan of speculative fiction but I found this totally believable. It is also very darkly humorous.

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MerricatsHouse Wed 17-Aug-16 12:16:09

Not read it yet but definitely planning to when it's out of hardback. Glad to hear it's good! I am a fan of Shriver, there's a real bite to her writing.

MargoReadbetter Mon 22-Aug-16 22:53:27

We had this for book club. Mixed reception. I didn't particularly like any of the characters and found it depressing and didn't finish the last 50 pages or so. All in all, a bit of a disappointment.

AgentProvocateur Mon 22-Aug-16 23:03:03

Yes, I read it and enjoyed it. I read it just after the Brexit result so it reflected my feelings of doom.

Cherrypi Tue 23-Aug-16 19:12:26

Yes me too. I really enjoyed it. Seemed very plausible.

MargoReadbetter Tue 23-Aug-16 23:12:25

AP, that's when we had the book as well. The parallels were just so depressing.

ShanghaiDiva Fri 26-Aug-16 12:46:15

I really enjoyed it - very amusing in places.

rainforestsloth Mon 15-May-17 00:14:47

I know a slightly old thread - not zombie yet I think.😉 But if you have read this book is this malware attack reminding you of this book i.e. When the hackers took down the internet and caused the 'Stone Age' ... I keep seeing so many things happening that remind of this book - Ed Balls as PM though - I am labour but that is 🙄.

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