14 March 2012

The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood

This novel is set simultaneously with Oryx & Crake, in the future. Global warming is no longer a subject of speculation, it is the condition of the world. Bioengineering has become a big industry, and scientists are manufacturing new species such as the pigoon, and the rakunk. Corporations are running everythng, and then -- comes the waterless flood.

The White Lioness, by Henning Mankel

Kurt Wallander begins trying to find a missing woman, and becomes involved in a South African plot to kill Nelson Mandela.

Audio Book

Not bad, but I have to say I think I enjoyed the TV series better. Perhaps it's the translation?

Note: the plot of this book contains elements that are embarrassingly repeated in the only other book I have "read" (it was an audio book as well) by Mankel, Firewall,  which I have also listed in this journal.