Wednesday, September 23, 2020
I used to be actually happy to find that Claire North had written a brand new title. All the pieces of hers I’ve learn up to now has been insightful, clever and vastly satisfying. Candy Concord is not any exception: although a shorter novella than her normal books, it packs a punch in its exploration of human nature via a barely dystopian setting within the close to future. The plot facilities round Concord: a younger girl dissatisfied together with her look and her life, who chooses to hunt help from”nanos”: a brand new know-how to bodily help and improve our our bodies. The plot shifts between the current previous and the current, by which Concord is in debt, and unable to proceed funds for her nano packages. We find out how Concord discovered herself on this scenario: her dissatisfaction that her “plain” bodily look proved a barrier to her profession; the abusive relationship which led to a breakdown… It reads like an episode of the TV collection, Black Mirror, by which each phrase and sentence is completely chosen for max impression.Claire North is a grasp storyteller who, in my view, shouldn’t be promoted wherever close to sufficient for her expertise with the written phrase. If you have not but learn any of her work, begin with this as a brief introduction, then comply with up with considered one of her wonderful novels (I might recommend The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, or The Pursuit of William Abbey). Due to Orbit and Netgalley for the advance reader copy in return for my trustworthy overview.
Candy Concord by
Claire North might be launched on
September twenty second, 2020.Reviewed by
Amanda Kennedy on
4.5 out of