Genesis by Bernard Beckett

Genesis is a very short book with an intriguingly vague jacket description.  Along with zombies, I currently love dystopian books, and Genesis turned out to fit that bill.  I can’t really say much without giving the ending away, but the book is an account of an oral examiniation that the main character, Anaximander, is taking on the history of her society in order to gain entrance to an obscure organization called The Academy.  For about two-thirds of the book I wasn’t quite sure what was happening.  Then in the last of the four sections, a major twist made Genesis suddenly much more interesting.  The book is only 150 pages, so I finished it in a couple of hours.  Definitely worth a read.  Actually, worth a couple of reads.  I’m going to have to read it again to figure out what was really going on.

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