Lauren Beukes
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Chilling Near-Future Dystopia


I really enjoyed reading Moxyland, though I think that some elements of Beuke's dystopian future are frighteningly plausible in today's world. The novel is very focused on the four protagonists and their thoughts, with little time for development of side characters or scenery.

The four main characters, Kendra, Toby, Tendeka, and Lerato, were very well-developed, and they each had believably flawed personalities. I found their interwoven stories tragic and moving, but I can see where it might fall flat for readers who don't find themselves sympathetic towards any of the main characters. It's a pretty short novel, and the first-person-present narration makes for a quick read.

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