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Published by Walker Books

Not yet published at time of posting: 7th April 2016

Where will science take us? When does care turn into something else? Will or have we already begun to use science and genetic modification to enhance people as well as food and crops? Not just to help them become well, or to live as near a ‘normal’ life as possible, but to become more than human. Where does religion go from there? For that matter, where does religion fit now? Are those who are or will be enhanced by science ‘human’, as we know the concept, or something else?

Cillian has an understanding with numbers, and patterns. He sees them wherever he goes. The flow of people a the checkout in the supermarket, the steam clouds formed from hot chestnuts swirling into the atmosphere all draw him into the complex mathematics of daily life. Until he takes a regular train journey with his father and everything he knows is turned upside down and the beliefs he has lived by are suddenly not what he believed them to be.

Tess on the other hand has another set of beliefs and hopes. She is actively working towards a better world. At least that is what she believes.

When their two worlds collide the results have explosive repercussions.

Disturbing, modern – this book made me wonder about where we are going now. Perhaps a warning to the future, one which I am sure will be disregarded, but I hope somewhere out there someone is thinking about ‘the bigger’ picture…A lot has been written about eugenics and the history of eugenics too over the years. This goes a little further into that darkness.

Richard Kurti has written one other book – Monkey Wars, which also has a posting on this site. Both are extremely good, but very different.

Sadly Walker haven’t published the cover for Maladapted yet – the above image seemed to suit the book and is taken from the Internet.

Published by Walker Books

One of the most observant and intricate books – full of drama and adventure. Tribes of monkeys in India living side by side, some in relative comfort (living within the confines of a sacred site), others struggling to survive amongst the city and outside the walls of the graveyard. A reflection of human behaviour, using opportunities where they present themselves to overcome or take over another. Beautifully descriptive. This is war, it may be monkey wars, but for all that – you become engrossed within the tale of treachery and deceit. Frankly a stunning book that I should have reviewed when I began this blog, but that got left behind as
it was published well before I began it.

Bright yellow cover – makes it very distinctive. Out now, from all ‘Good Bookshops’ – a term I have never understood. When is a bookshop not a ‘good’ bookshop?