“..she thought there was something wrong with her because she sought the messy, sprawling innards of life, the flesh beneath the skin, the breakages.”
The premise of this book hooked me straight away. It’s based on a future New York where the human race has almost achieved immortality, but only for the high classes and a group forms against this.
I think it’s important to emphasise from the start that I still gave this 3 stars, and a definitely enjoyed it. However, I did have a few issues.
Firstly, I felt that the title was a bit misleading because the Club itself is not really the main focus. I was expecting more political upheaval/revolution but that wasn’t really the case.
Secondly, I felt like perhaps it didn’t reach my high expectations. It felt like the idea of the novel was actually more exciting than the finished product. In a similar vein, I didn’t feel like there was enough going on to warrant the 350-odd page length. I did find myself rushing to finish it so I could start a new book which is never what you want.
That all said, it was a good book. The characters were interesting and the writing was skilled. For a debut author, Rachel Heng shows a lot of potential.
*Please note that this was a review copy given to me free-of-charge by the publisher.