Girl with All the Gifts (Prebound)

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Read this book. I mean it. I don't do zombies, they're just not my thing. I think they are an over-played, cheap, marketing gimmick. At least I thought that before I read The Girl With All the Gifts. If this is the new wave of zombies, count me in. It's smart, it's scientific, and it's both sad and ultimately hopeful. M R Carey has written a horror book for those of us who believe that 'genre fiction' can be more than just pulp. But if you're in to that sort of thing, there plenty of gross out moments too.

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Read this book. I mean it. I don't do zombies, they're just not my thing. I think they are an over-played, cheap, marketing gimmick. At least I thought that before I read The Girl With All the Gifts. If this is the new wave of zombies, count me in. It's smart, it's scientific, and it's both sad and ultimately hopeful. M R Carey has written a horror book for those of us who believe that 'genre fiction' can be more than just pulp. But if you're in to that sort of thing, there plenty of gross out moments too.

Heather

June 2014 Indie Next List


“Meet Melanie, a child prodigy around whom circles a group of adults that protect, educate, covet, study, fear, and love her. She is the answer to the countless questions that have arisen since much of the planet and population have been destroyed by a fungal virus. Her intelligence, resilience, and chemical makeup could possibly shed a light on the future of the human race. In a near-future in which critical decisions must be made at a moment's notice, Melanie and her four adult companions will find that their morality is constantly tested and changing. Humans become monsters, but monsters become human, too.”
— Katie Capaldi, Between the Covers, Harbor Springs, MI

Description


NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING.
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius."
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh.
"The Girl With All the Gifts" is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.

About the Author


M.R. Carey is an established writer of prose fiction and comic books. He has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel's flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the "New York Times" graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels and one Hollywood movie screenplay to his credit.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780606369268
ISBN-10: 0606369260
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: June 4th, 2015
Pages: 448
Language: English
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