The Old Lie | Book Review

【 THE OLD LIE 】

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Challenging but powerful.

Genre: Science Fiction
Author: Claire G. Coleman
Published: August 2019
Publisher: Hachette
Pages: 358 (paperback)

This was quite a hard read but certainly does what it sets out to do. I went into this (somehow) not realising it was sci-fi and was pleasantly surprised when the first spaceship touched down. There are a lot of characters – like a lot, a lot – which is hard to wrap your head around first but then as the story progresses things begin to come together.

I really enjoyed how Coleman takes the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders – particularly in relation to the Stolen Generations – and translates it to this global, sci-fi piece of fiction that resonates really well with the reader, no matter their own background.

I’d say this is the kind of book that is hard to wrap your head around, but worth persevering with.

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