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The Pesthouse - Jim Crace
The Pesthouse
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385520751 (0385520751)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
1.0 The Pesthouse
For the most part I don’t like giving bad reviews. Sure there are books that deserve it, books that are all the craze and might’ve been written by a middle schooler (Fifty Shades…, I’m looking at you). But then there are books that are “written well” but lack any semblance of plot, character develop...
So Many Books...So Little Time!
So Many Books...So Little Time! rated it
The Pesthouse is set in the distant future, though I'm not exactly sure how distant. America is a vast wilderness where Americans are infected with sickness and there is a lack of all modern conveniences, including medicines and electricity. People are emigrating from the interior to the east coast ...
cindywho rated it
This is an odd little backwards pioneer story. A few generations after the collapse of industrial civilization, Americans are heading for the east coast to try and get a berth to Europe. A man and woman meet in a pesthouse where she's been recovering from sickness and team up for the various adven...
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1.0 The Pesthouse (Vintage)
I didn't like this book for several reasons. I think the post-apocalyptic dystopian novel has been done much better (and with nearly identical plot) many times before. The author also kept me at arm's length from the characters, I think because of the formality of his prose. The book seemed mannered...
futurista rated it
5.0 The Pesthouse
This book is very similar to and came out close to the same time as The Road is set in a 1000-year-old America which has seen better days. Technology is a thing of the past and literacy is non-existent. The hope and dream for those who are left is to reach the coast, sail across the ocean, and hope ...
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