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Metronome | Tom Watson
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Metronome | Tom Watson
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Aina and Whitney are nearing parole. After 12 years of living alone on a remote island, they have paid their debt to society and await the Warden's reprieve. But, on the annointed day, he doesn't show up.
Stark and dystopian, this novel uncovers the couple's responses to their situation as well as flashing back to their history and how it led them to this forsaken island. An engaging read...

eeclayton What a beautiful cover 😍 2mo
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Aina and Whitney are serving out a prison sentence on an island, trapped there by the need to take pills from a machine every 8 hours. Parole is imminent after 12 years but they differ in how they should approach this.

As an apocalyptic novel I‘m not sure this quite worked for me. The island setting was creepily claustrophobic and the pill construct was clever but it meant we didn‘t learn anything about what had happened in the wider ⬇️

squirrelbrain …world outside. It was therefore less ‘real‘ than it could have been; there was nothing to relate it to now or the near future, as we were talking about this past weekend. I think two books that I read recently did it better. 4mo
squirrelbrain Whilst not set on an island I got similar vibes from this one, but we learnt far more about how our world could turn into their world. 4mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 4mo
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Hooked_on_books Still sounds interesting, for sure! I‘ve found that some apocalyptic books don‘t tell you as much about what happened in the wider world, and they seem to do so because the characters wouldn‘t know what happened based on their location. And it kinda works for me, that not knowing. 4mo
kspenmoll Happy Litsyversary!!!!!!! 4mo
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