kirstennnnnn (kirstennnnnn) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Under the Skin by Michel Faber

book 61: Under the Skin by Michel Faber

The premise is that a tiny woman hunts the back-roads of Scotland for well-built, male hitchhikers... From there it gets a bit surreal, but I don't want to destroy the gradual unfolding of the mystery. I am forgetting my literature education. I think the correct description would be a dark social satire. It's compared to Animal Farm by George Orwell by one reviewer. It's been a LONG time since I read Animal Farm, so I can't give a good comparison, but that sounds about right. Under the Skin is pretty good, but definitely dark and disturbing. It is a book that will return to your mind after reading with plenty of good fodder to think about.
Tags: dystopia, human spirit, modern lit, mystery, recommended book, satire, sci-fi

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