NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class.
When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite. But they don't laugh.
Melanie is a very special girl.
Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will listen to this year.
Almost unbearably tense at points. The excellent writing, taut structure, often philosophical tone and well-timed shifts in narrative perspective create a more complex, problematising presentation of what might otherwise be standard zombie-horde schlock. I won’t be forgetting this one in a hurry, especially not at night...