At night all blood is black – David Diop

The latest book I’ve completed is anything but light holiday reading. In fact, it’s one of the most harrowing books I could pick. This winner of the International Booker Prize, garnering accolades in France, is a brutal, visceral experience. I appreciate it most for its very effective use of first-person narrative, strong (and again, effective) theme of duality / the double and mesmerizing quality of writing featuring phrases recurring like in a religious litany or chant.

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Blackthorn Book Tours – Tobin Marks, The Ark of the Apocalypse | an action-packed origin story that blends sci-fi and fantasy

My latest foray into Blackthorn Book Tours is a post-apocalyptic fantasy sci-fi by Tobin Marks.

  • Amazon link: http://mybook.to/ArkApocalypse
  • Genre:  Post apocalyptic fantasy
  • Print length: 426 pages
  • Age range: This is an adult book but suitable for mature teenagers 16+
  • Trigger warnings: No

About Ark of the Apocalypse

Earth is on the verge of becoming a dead planet.

The polar ice caps melted long ago, and it’s been decades since the last raindrop fell. Ocean levels rise a dozen meters, and forest fires rage on a global scale. Eleven billion people dying of thirst wage water wars against each other as extinction looms.

Humanity needs a new planet. As Earth deteriorates, the nation states desperately work together to build a mechanism for recolonization. And so the Magellan II is born, the first starship capable of interstellar travel.

The future of the human race is tasked to ten thousand colonists-now homeless but for the vastness of space and the decks of Magellan II. A distant planet offers hope of survival, but it’s a strange, watery world inhabited by giant reptiles.

Humanity is starting over, but survival isn’t guaranteed.

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Recent books

The summer is a busy time for me and I hardly find the time to read, usually can’t focus much. But even so, I found the time to read three titles. One is a post-apocalyptic novel set in a world struck by sudden blindness, the other two are adventures of a girl in a whimsical world.

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Quote of the day: Stanisław Lem

We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don’t know what to do with other worlds. A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can’t accept it for what it is.

stanisław lem, Solaris

Nie potrzeba nam innych światów. Potrzeba nam luster. Nie wiemy, co począć z innymi światami. Wystarczy ten jeden, a już się nim dławimy.

Stanisław Lem, solaris