The Inferior

The Inferior

Book - 2008
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STOPMOUTH AND HIS family know of no other life than the daily battle to survive. To live, they must hunt rival species, or negotiate flesh-trade with those who crave meat of the freshest human kind. It is a savage, desperate existence. And for Stopmouth, considered slowwitted hunt-fodder by his tribe, the future looks especially bleak. But then, on the day he is callously betrayed by his brother, a strange and beautiful woman falls from the sky. It is a moment that will change his destiny, and that of all humanity, forever. With echoes of "Tarzan, Conan the Barbarian, "and "The Truman Show, "Peadar O Guilin's debut is an action--and idea-packed--blockbuster that will challenge your perceptions of humanity and leave you hungry for more.
Publisher: London : Corgi, 2008.
ISBN: 9780552555272
Characteristics: 439 p. ; 20 cm.

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msstacy13
Oct 30, 2012

Seriously, I can't believe the Nobel Prize Commitee overlooked this book. I know that sounds like hyperbole, but when you've read The Inferior, I'm sure you'll agree it deserves that degree of recognition and more. It is, of course, a good story told well, but it also invokes resonance with several works of classic literature without being heavy-handed. It's perfectly readable, and yet profoundly reminiscent of Don Quixote, Dante's Inferno, and Golding's Lord of the Flies, as well as several standards of Twentieth-century Science Fiction. But don't let my high praise frighten you. The Inferior is very much down-to-earth; a story of adventure and experience that is as entertaining and enjoyable as it is meaningful. It could easily become one of the standards by which subsequent literature of the Twenty-first Century will be evaluated.

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hamdog12
Jul 01, 2011

It was a good book... i hope that a second one comes out soon

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