The Crash of Hennington

The Crash of Hennington

eBook - 2003
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Love is political, obsessive and utterly strange in the first novel from the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and new novel 'More Than This'.

Love is political, obsessive and utterly strange in the first novel from the award-winning author of the Chaos Walking trilogy, 'A Monster Calls' and and new novel 'More Than This'.

Welcome to the seaside metropolis of Hennington, where a mysterious herd of rhinoceros has wandered city streets for so long it's become a civic feature, where the current mayor first met her husband on a nude beach, and where Jon Noth has returned after four decades to reclaim a lost love.

Unfortunately for him, that lost love is Cora Larsson, long-time mayor of Hennington, happily (and flexibly) married - and still not interested ...

Publisher: London : Flamingo, 2003.
ISBN: 0007390343
9780007390342
Characteristics: 1 online resource (272 p.)

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I hate this book the way I hated "Heart of Darkness" and " Lord of the Flies". It is an amazing trip into an urban pit of human nature, greed, good intentions and bad decisions. It is a mixture of satire, social comedy, and science fiction, which takes place in a surreleastic society rebuilt after an unspecified catastrophe which has allowed the Crash herd to roam the streets of the city. Jon is a Mephistopholes, out to settle an old score after being dumped by the humanistic mayor Cora, sets in motion a violent revolution by the religious extreme right. There is a bit too much 'oppressive sex' for my taste which makes it more of a 'guy read'. While you may not enjoy reading this book you will remember you read it.

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