Brilliantly researched narrative blending politics, science, religion and our terrifying possible future. Morgan is a fabulous storyteller creating wonderful characters who are in turns intriguing, compelling and unforgettable. It is a book that has stayed with me - It is so frighteningly plausible in light of the current state of the world that I find my imagination merging the two realities. HIGHLY recommend this brilliant book!
My kind of science fiction. Science, politics, religion, and strong female protagonists. Starts in an almost familiar Australia, in an almost familiar world, except for the deaths of nearly all cats. Politically topical -- conservative Christians probably shouldn't read it!
What a cornucopia of diversity and variety I found in The Second Cure! The book's artful blending of genuine and speculative (but convincing) science, religious and political isolationism, gender politics, sexuality, intriguing characters and cats had me hooked. An Australian setting too — huzzah! It's also one of the few fiction books I've read that include characters with synaesthesia, a fascinating neurological trait that causes a merging of the senses e.g. hearing colour or seeing sound. Highly recommended, The Second Cure is a 5* star novel, thought-provoking, thrilling, informative and a joy to read.
I have just finished reading this book. It is terrific. Margaret Morgan manipulates complex ideas with startling ease while driving her narrative along at a cracking pace. At once disturbing, humorous and highly intelligent, "The Second Cure" is compellingly believable and utterly contemporary. Do yourself a favour.
What a wonderful novel! Full of well-researched, interesting ideas and a well followed through 'what-'if' situation that seems all too possible. Great characters, suspense-driven plot and well written to boot. Can't recommend this enough!