What if your life were defined by a number?What if any crime could be committed without punishment, so long as you could afford to pay the fee assigned to that crime?Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full.But when Theo's ex-lover Dani is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet.Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up....
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The End of the Day was hands down my favourite novel of 2017, you can check me raving positively about it here. When I received a copy of 84K in the mail I was beyond excited. Turns out I had every cause to be.
Claire North’s latest manages the trickiest of tasks. Not only does have something important to say, it is also a genuinely affecting tale. The author is extremely skilled when it comes to crafting her characters. Like most people, Theo Miller is a hodge-podge of contradictions. He has sp ...more
DNF. Gave it 10 chapters. Couldn't get into it.
84K was my first foray into the writing of Claire North, so I didn’t know exactly what to expect. The description intrigued me, though, so I decided to give it a go. And wow.
This book made me angry. It made me despair. At times it almost made me lose hope, but there was always a thread of hope running through the text. In short, I loved this book.
The most frightening part about this book is that we aren’t really sure the time period it’s set in. It’s at least the future in England and probably t ...more
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84k was my first experience with Claire North’s work. It is my understanding this is her pseudonym used for many of her adult fantasy stories. She has also published a collection of YA titles under her real name Catherine Webb and has works published under Kate Griffin. Quite honestly, I am still attempting to sort it all out. One thing is certain though, her writing speaks to me in a way I have missed. She has a firm working k ...more
Disappointed. I enjoyed Claire North’s The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, and The Sudden Appearance of Hope was entertaining. But 84k, her dystopian novel is not one of my favorites.
Characters’s thoughts trail off into nothing, the narrative shifts back and forth in time to no narrative or literary purpose, and the plot is very thin.
I always try to finish books I start and did so with this one. However, the bleakness of the setting and the hopelessness of the characters made this difficu ...more
I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. The premise was fantastic and I was really excited to dive in, but the book itself just got tiresome. It started reading like a really long, exhausting, overly emotional poem with a bit of narrative prose thrown in. There just wasn’t enough plot to justify how long this book dragged on. In the end, it was a disappointment.
The only reason for deducting one star is because the timelines are all over the place. I thought I had a handle on it within the first 2 chapters but as the book galloped to the end my head got a bit screwy. But that’s just another part of the discombobulated narrative of this book as a view of our present world. Well done!
Easy 5* for me. EASY. Claire North writes so beautifully and in such a unique way sometimes I think it doesn't matter what story she is telling, it is all in the way she tells it. As it happens 84K has a brilliantly engaging theme and the whole thing is just wonderful. And a bit scary.
Full review nearer to publication.