Afterland by Lauren Beukes

Afterland

Lauren Beukes

fiction dystopian science fiction adventurous hopeful tense medium-paced

416 pages | first published 2020

Description

Blade Runner meets The Handmaid's Tale in this thrilling story of how far a mother will go to protect her son in a hostile world transformed by the sudden absence of men.Cole and her twelve-year-old, Miles, are on the lam. Fleeing across the Ameri...
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Moods

adventurous 77%
dark 71%
tense 71%
emotional 31%
funny 25%
hopeful 25%
sad 14%
mysterious 8%
challenging 5%
inspiring 5%
reflective 2%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 27%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Plot: 46% | Character: 6%

Strong character development?

No: 51% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | Yes: 30% | No: 23%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | No: 12% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

3.31