{Audiobooks} Afterland Author Lauren Beukes – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Afterland 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 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, 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 Times


10 thoughts on “Afterland

  1. Gerhard Gerhard says:

    If Broken Monsters was Lauren Beukes s great Clive Barker novel, then Afterland is her great Stephen King novel By the way, I personally hate it when blurbs state breathlessly that if you loved x by y then this is JUST the book for you because it is MORE of the same Beukes has carved a niche for herself as one of the most innovative speculative genre writers at work today, on the same level as Clive Barker and Stephen King I deliberately use the term speculative , as opposed to theIf Broken


  2. Tania Tania says:

    You can t imagine how much the world can change in six months You just can tExcept that, now, of course we all can3.5 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 thought the story line for Afterland was the most norYou can t imagine how much


  3. Bradley Bradley 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 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 By now, a lot of us h


  4. Sonja Arlow Sonja Arlow says:

    3.5 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 that she is a fellow South African made reading her unique books evenof a treat.With this latest installment however, I struggled to get completely lost in the story.There is not one glaring specific thing that bothered me just a few things that nig 3.5 starsI have read m


  5. Melissa Melissa says:

    I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for a review. Mulholland Books has also advised me that a positive review requires me to disclose that I received the book for free from them and since I generally mean three stars in a positive way, there we go Thank you Mulholland Books Cole flees across the U.S with her son Miles in Beukes s apocalypse, which features a highly contagious flu that mutates into prostate cancer and has killed off an estimated 3.2 billion carriers of the XY c I received a copy of


  6. Bob Bob says:

    While I liked and even admired parts of Afterland, as a whole it was largely unsatisfying That may sayabout me than the book, so take my reservations with a grain of salt, but let me explain.First off, this was a book that largely ignored the half of the story I d hoped would be its focus This is largely Cole s story, the story of a mother on the run with her child, desperate to get home and just as desperate to avoid dealing with her violence against her sister All of that is fine, and While I liked and even admired par


  7. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Lauren Beukes is such an amazing author


  8. Paul Paul says:

    Purchase request submitted to library 3 7 19.


  9. Liz Barnsley Liz Barnsley says:

    I read this fast, one sitting and whilst I m a fan of this author as my previous higher ratings will show for some reason, despite speeding through it, Afterland never really hit the mark for me.It had nothing to do with skill Lauren Beukes has always written in a quirky, engaging style that hugely appeals to me and so it was here But for me one of the huge bonuses of reading a Beukes novel is her particular brand of storytelling, it s never quite like anyone else s and her plotting and shee I read this fast, one sitting and whilst I m a


  10. Burma Turner Burma Turner says:

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.I love dystopian fiction and this book was fantastic It was very original The characters were great, very realistic I thought the ending was perfect Great book


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