The Heart Goes Last

The Heart Goes Last

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2015
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A married couple trying to survive in the middle of an economic and social collapse finds out about a Positron Project and it seems to be the answer to their prayers. An employment where everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in for six months out of the year. Residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system on alternating months when this period is completed they go back to their "regular" lives. These could be fine until one of the members of the couple gets involved with the other person who lives in their house during the months when they are in the prison. The life of one of these persons is in danger and everything turns to look much different than an answer to prayers.
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Penguin Random House, [2015]
ISBN: 9781101924761
Branch Call Number: CD F ATW NVD
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Deakins, Mark
Campbell, Cassandra

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spiderfelt_0
Jan 30, 2017

I've put off writing this review because I can't quite decide what to say about it. The book was fascinating and off-putting at the same time. I was gripped by the story, and nauseated by the characters. I wanted to read it because I adore Margaret Atwood, yet I wanted more of the Madadam author, and less of the Robber Bride. I think I love her most when she is a little more surreal, or perhaps the world is a little less like our own. There was so much reality in this story it made me profoundly uncomfortable. The world of this story is so close to our own, that it took no leap of faith at all to picture how it could come to be. Perhaps it should be read as a cautionary tale. Just don't read it expecting Madadam.

Beatricksy Dec 16, 2016

This book is as middle ground as they come, I think. I didn't like it. I didn't hate it. It just was. It's got every offensive thing you can dare to think of, including bestiality. It's full of cliche tropes, from Blond Bimbo to Sex Starved Man. It could have been so much shorter, so much tighter. But it's fun despite all that. It's almost a comedy. It's Stepford Wives, basically, and that's entertaining, though it doesn't break any new ground. The audiobook is read to PERFECTION. The two actors are great, especially Charmaine who is just hilarious to listen to while she plays up the Bimbo Blond to astonishingly glorious levels.

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GusAndAbe
Apr 20, 2016

Humour, dystopian, love story, science fiction, satire, horror, that test humanity and tests the heart.

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