Better than the middle novel but still not nearly as good as the first, this final installment still feels very peripheral to Oryx and Crake.
If the sentence “Baxter did a Stapeldon” makes sense to you, you will enjoy this review.
The word of the day is: Malthusian
I once thought that reviewing a longer series would be a good idea, but as I got on with this one I felt that there were diminishing returns.
This won a Pulitzer?
The ship of Theseus is a pretty applicable bit of philosophy. Here’s a thought: are you the same reader you were 20 years ago?
Some books are more akin to fast food than a proper meal.
Leibniz is not once mentioned in the novel. So why do I keep thinking about him?
What happens when you read the sequel to a novel you didn’t really feel needed a sequel?
What is a war story? What is an anti-war story?