A Scientific Romance

A Scientific Romance

A Novel

Book - 1997
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In this critically acclaimed and bestselling novel, Ronald Wright has fashioned a story for our times, an unforgettable chronicle of love, plague and time travel in the tradition of Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Handmaid's Tale.
Publisher: Toronto : Knopf, 1997.
ISBN: 9780676970562
Characteristics: 309 p. ;,24 cm.


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A sophisticated tale, underpinned by protagonist's growing psychological insight as he explores an apocryphal Britain post ecological catastrophe. Not a light read but a memorable one. The image of that super-turf along the highway will stay with me every time I hear about some new super-seed being developed by a sodding bio-chemist.

Nov 29, 2012

Couldn't finish this (barely got beyond the first part), just not my cup of tea - and felt very familiar, and slow.

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