Greybeard, Paperback Book
2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Ecological disaster has left the English countryside a wasteland.

Humanity faces extinction, unless Greybeard and his wife Martha are successful in their quest for the scarcest and most precious of resources: human children.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780575071131

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I actually found this book a bit boring. I enjoyed the start and was looking forward to finding out about Algy Timberland's journey to the coast, through a childless and infertile England of the future. The sotry seemed to get a little bogged down on past events and dialogue, things which I felt affected the flow of the story badly and left me wandering off quite a lot. I'd read a page and then realise I hadn't actually taken in what was saidThis formula continued until the final 20 pages, when it suddenly became interesting again and it ended with a flourish. Th flourish wasn't quite enough for me to be particularly impressed with the whole book though. I feel a little let down as I liked the idea behind the book, but would much rather it had focused a bit more on the developing situation of the characters, rather than their past lives.

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