Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Five top books with plot twists that flip your perception

Along with writing novels, C. A. Higgins spent most of her time in college doing problem sets, translating vulgar Latin poetry, and fending off sleep deprivation. It was while sitting in one of her physics classes contemplating the inevitable heat death of the universe that she had the idea that would eventually become her first novel, Lightless.

At Tor.com Higgins tagged five books with plot twists that flip your perception, including:
The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

The first few chapters of The Girl with All the Gifts place us in a very unusual school with very unusual students where something not quite right is going on. A clever take on zombie mythology, not only is the “solution” to the characters’ situation not what you would expect, but the solution itself redefines what the “problem” of the story’s apocalypse really is.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue