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The Babi Makers Paperback – January 14, 2013
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In a world where plants and animals have died, foods are constructed from proto-proteins in factories, but offer all the flavors and textures long lost. Unless you happen to be ridiculously rich, in which case maybe more is on offer, and a beautiful opening scene regales the reader with gastronomic splendors and surprise.
The topmost surprise is the sort of sting that leaves you wondering, surely not, and reading on to find out how this could be. Well-timed backstory provides the impetus as a teacher lectures his students. A rich leader pays the exorbitant fee to allow the birth and adoption of a child. The ordinary worker wonders why his female friend has fallen ill. A healer dies. And slowly the disparate characters of the tale come together while the edifice of perfect lives tumbles into denial.
Nove is a world where sexual pleasure is neither more nor less than its words, a kind hand offered, a drink, a hug, a coupling unburdened of regulation or effect, and desire turned into the "do no harm" pursuit of happiness. But harm, perhaps, is being done behind the scenes of this world. And The Babi Makers is an oddly disturbing and intriguing exploration of logic's illogical conclusions.
Not for the fainthearted, this is a novel that makes you think and leaves you thinking more. What would we sacrifice for love? And what for order, comfort, peace, and control?
Disclosure: The author gave me a free ecopy of this novel and asked for my honest review.
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Did I enjoy this book: I'm not sure.
I was slightly nauseous the whole time I read. I'm still slightly nauseous. Read more