Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The UnitThe Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A dystopian novel that tells the story of Dorrit Wenger who, shortly after her 50th birthday packs a suitcase of her most prized possessions, gets into a van, and checks into The Unit.

The Unit is a beautiful spa like setting with walking paths, beautiful gardens', wonderful food, medical experiments and body harvesting from their "residents". Their residents are women at the age of 50 and men at the age of 60 who are childless and deemed dispensable.

Despite how it sounds, this novel is not depressing but, is very intriguing and an enjoyable read. Great writing and characters. I loved the Swedish pacing, plot and translations of this novel.

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