Cold People: From the multi-million copy bestselling author of Child 44

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Cold People: From the multi-million copy bestselling author of Child 44

Cold People: From the multi-million copy bestselling author of Child 44

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We follow a multi-perspective story as humanity comes into question and how people will either come together to survive…or possibly perish. We learn about Kate’s possibly stalling career and Leo’s plan to apply to acting schools against his mother’s wishes. Characters have almost no interiority, and when they do, it's super-clunky, script notes rather than emotion: 'When he finally opened his eyes, he was crying.

Again I was impressed by the imagination that Smith brings to bear on the conceptualisation of the various hybrids that scientists working in the “capital city” at McMurdo station have engineered. I suppose the invasion itself wasn't the point of the story he wanted to tell, but even descriptions of the lives of the survivors felt lacking. But, added to this, is a large dollop of hubris, the arrogance of people who assume that their refusal to accept there are moral boundaries that should not be crossed and that there will be unforeseen and dramatic consequences for doing so.

Perhaps this was due to the jumps in time or because there was so much story here to unpack, the real hero was the science fiction. This book is also available from your local independent bookseller or wherever else you prefer to purchase your reading matter. I felt like character development could be improved but the writing was pleasurable and I appreciated the journey!

But the story is very well told and as a result I quickly became invested in the fate of the key players, though curious as to how this tale would retain my interest for the many pages remaining – I hoped it wasn’t going to become a grim battle of attrition with nothing more interesting to impart.After those humans who did not make the deadline are vaporised by the aliens, the remainder, a couple of million people, must make a new home in a hostile environment with what they have brought and what they can adapt from their surroundings. The situation at McMurdo at the end of the novel also suggests that there is more to the story, which may come to light in a second instalment.



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