Monday, June 17, 2013

The Uninvited, Liz Jensen

In Jensen's new novel, The Uninvited, children across the world are committing horrifying murders of adults, while somehow sharing dreams and knowledge across continents. At the same time, protagonist Heskith, a pattern-spotting genius on the autistic spectrum, is tracking bizarre events of corporate sabotage.
Jensen's fantastic writing elevates her books- this was a chilling, thrilling, horrifying look at how the planet could try to shake off our civilization, and it left me reeling and looking into some of the ideas in her book. Her last book, The Rapture is still my favorite of hers, but each of her books stands strong and her unusual protagonists add so much depth to what could, in lesser hands, be a standard eco-disaster thriller/horror story.

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