Wednesday, April 1, 2009

First Review, Genesis - Bernard Beckett

So, I've decided to start off the blog with a bang, and what better way to start it with possibly one of the best books I've ever read!

Genisis, by Bernard Beckett, is a sci-fi book set a few hundred years in the future that focuses on a version of Plato's Republic in the year 2100. After the great plague spreads across the earth, the Republic is one of the only places left safe on Earth, and so everyone who tries to get on to the island is blown up by the safety towers super-sophisticated laser guns. One day, however, a man helps a sixteen year old girl onto the island, and his punishment, instead of death, is life imprisonment with an android named A.R.T.

The book finishes with an end that puts even 'The Sixth Sense' to shame, in a series of spectacular twists that occur in the dying seconds of the book. Genisis will leave you stunned, and ready to read it over and over again.