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Theory of Bastards | Audrey Schulman
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I loved this so much. Lit fic with elements of near-future sci-fi, cli-fi, dystopia, social science, and biology---it's hard to really describe. An acclaimed researcher who has struggled with a lifetime of chronic pain comes to a facility to study the mating habits of bonobo apes. 👇🏼

readordierachel There are so many layers to this book: chronic pain and the ways medicine can fail people who have it, the drive to procreate, the biology of attraction, the possibilities and limits of technology, the future of the planet, evolution, love, friendship, connection. It completely absorbed and moved me. I never wanted to put it down. Favorite book of the year so far. 3mo
tpixie Wow! Lots in the book!! 3mo
readordierachel @tpixie There is so much! And so good! 3mo
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tpixie @readordierachel 🎉😊🎉 3mo
Cinfhen Sounds great!!!! 3mo
Cinfhen Fabulous review🙌🏻 3mo
Cinfhen @shawnmooney Does this interest you??? How about you @LeahBergen Sounds like a meaty book for a buddy read xx 3mo
batsy Wow! Sounds amazing. I stacked it earlier thanks to your post ❤️ 3mo
vivastory This sounds brilliant. Will definitely be checking out soon! 3mo
readordierachel @Cinfhen Let me know what you think if you read it! 3mo
readordierachel @batsy I think it's really special 💕 Hope you like it if/when you get to it 3mo
readordierachel @vivastory I think you would like it. Look forward to your thoughts! 3mo
BarbaraBB Sounds fascinating. I hadn‘t heard of it but will check it out now! 3mo
readordierachel @BarbaraBB It really was! I very randomly heard of it and am so glad I did! 3mo
GatheringBooks there needs to be a #EuropaEditionBookClub as well @vivastory 3mo
readordierachel @GatheringBooks Yes! I would join 🙌🏼 3mo
GatheringBooks @readordierachel right?? less american-centric, i feel. :) 😍📚🧚🏼‍♀️ 3mo
shawnmooney @Cinfhen I laughed when I saw I was tagged in a comment about a book with this title! LOL what are you trying to tell me, Cindy? :-) This novel sounds quite interesting, but perhaps not my cup of tea. :-) 3mo
Cinfhen Ha!! I thought the title alone might sway you @shawnmooney 😘😘I‘ll keep looking for another book we might be able to read together 3mo
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen perhaps in 2020! We are also thinking of doing An International Year Of Reading in 2020 (special focus on translated titles), and the #EuropaEditions books would be perfect! 3mo
readordierachel @GatheringBooks In general, I think they are less American-centric, but this one is set there 🙃 The author is originally from Canada though. 3mo
GatheringBooks @readordierachel ooh! even more interesting! 😍 3mo
rohit-sawant Wow, sounds fascinating! Great review! 3mo
readordierachel @rohit-sawant Thanks! 😊 3mo
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