Can’t-Wait Wednesday – 9th October, 2019 #Brainfluffbookblog #Can’tWaitWednesday

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40276268 – vintage old pocket watch and book

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

 

This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – Body Tourists by Jane Rogers

#science fiction #near future #London setting

In this version of London, there is a small, private clinic. Behind its layers of security, procedures are taking place on poor, robust teenagers from northern Estates in exchange for thousands of pounds – procedures that will bring the wealthy dead back to life in these young supple bodies for fourteen days. It’s an opportunity for wrongs to be righted, for fathers to meet grandsons, for scientists to see their work completed. Old wine in new bottles.

But at what cost?

 

As soon as I saw the author’s name, I immediately requested this one – I’ve heard nothing but good things about this writer. The blurb and cover also attracted me. It’s due to be released on 14th November by Sceptre and I’m very much looking forward to tucking into this one…

28 responses »

  1. What a cover! That immediately attracted me and then when I read about it I thought “what a clever title.” This sounds really interesting.

    • It appears she is one of those gems that has garnered a lot of praise for her work over the years, but never quite broken through. I’m really looking forward to tucking into this one, Mogsy:)

    • Yes, it’s an interesting premise and well delivered. Of necessity the science part of this was slightly fudged because it’s a really tricky thing to pull off – but the socialogical aspects and inbuilt inequalities work really, really well.

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