323 pages

English language

Published July 15, 2017 by MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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4 stars (1 review)

In a ruined, nameless city of the future, a woman named Rachel, who makes her living as a scavenger, finds a creature she names “Borne” entangled in the fur of Mord, a gigantic, despotic bear. Mord once prowled the corridors of the biotech organization known as the Company, which lies at the outskirts of the city, until he was experimented on, grew large, learned to fly and broke free. Driven insane by his torture at the Company, Mord terrorizes the city even as he provides sustenance for scavengers like Rachel.

At first, Borne looks like nothing at all—just a green lump that might be a Company discard. The Company, although severely damaged, is rumoured to still make creatures and send them to distant places that have not yet suffered Collapse.

Borne somehow reminds Rachel of the island nation of her birth, now long lost to rising seas. She feels an …

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"it was good"

4 stars

my take: "post apocalyptic anime with giant bear, starring sad scavenger mom who adopts a ditto"

jeff's ability to write a believable woman is mostly ok, but you can still tell he is a man writing a woman

i read it pretty quick. i was surprised and confused by a few parts, which was nice.