84K

84K

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 What if your life were defined by a number? What if any crime could be committed without punishment, so lo...

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Title:84K
Author:Claire North
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:84K
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

84K Reviews

  • Lori
    Jun 13, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

    About the book: It?s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette. First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless,...

    2.5 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 was...

    1.5 stars. I?m so bummed. I love North?s book ?The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August? and had high expectations for this one. But once again, I find myself very disappointed - this is another perfect example of a book that has a unique and interesting premise but falls comple...

    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 ...

  • Mary
    Jun 17, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

    About the book: It?s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette. First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless,...

    2.5 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 was...

    1.5 stars. I?m so bummed. I love North?s book ?The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August? and had high expectations for this one. But once again, I find myself very disappointed - this is another perfect example of a book that has a unique and interesting premise but falls comple...

    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 ...

    3.5 stars. It was a really strange writing style where everything sort of trailed off and it was difficult to know who was speaking. What they were taking about. What was going on?!! But. The story was compelling and my kind of story - a dystopia that doesn?t seem all that far fetche...

    DNF. Gave it 10 chapters. Couldn't get into it. ...

    Ugh, so boring. Made it about 30% before giving up. I used to love North's books, but the last two have been so boring. She seems to be heading away from her Science Fiction roots and trying to be more literary. This book spends too much time on style and theme, and not enough on pl...

    I'm a huge fan of Clare North, and this one was a really good one. Maybe not as good as my favourite of hers, The Sudden Appearance of Hope, but that would be hard as that book is so brilliant. With a nod to Orwell's 1984, it's set in an all too believable Britain of extreme capitalism...

    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 h...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Is it still a revolution if it?s too late? 84K is a dystopian novel where the UK is controlled by a unified regime called the Company, who has remodelled society with a profits-first mentality. The novel pushes the idea that ?some peo...

    This review may also be found on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts 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 ...

    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...

  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Jun 12, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

    About the book: It?s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette. First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless,...

    2.5 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 was...

    1.5 stars. I?m so bummed. I love North?s book ?The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August? and had high expectations for this one. But once again, I find myself very disappointed - this is another perfect example of a book that has a unique and interesting premise but falls comple...

    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 ...

    3.5 stars. It was a really strange writing style where everything sort of trailed off and it was difficult to know who was speaking. What they were taking about. What was going on?!! But. The story was compelling and my kind of story - a dystopia that doesn?t seem all that far fetche...

    DNF. Gave it 10 chapters. Couldn't get into it. ...

    Ugh, so boring. Made it about 30% before giving up. I used to love North's books, but the last two have been so boring. She seems to be heading away from her Science Fiction roots and trying to be more literary. This book spends too much time on style and theme, and not enough on pl...

    I'm a huge fan of Clare North, and this one was a really good one. Maybe not as good as my favourite of hers, The Sudden Appearance of Hope, but that would be hard as that book is so brilliant. With a nod to Orwell's 1984, it's set in an all too believable Britain of extreme capitalism...

    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 h...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Is it still a revolution if it?s too late? 84K is a dystopian novel where the UK is controlled by a unified regime called the Company, who has remodelled society with a profits-first mentality. The novel pushes the idea that ?some peo...

  • Paul
    May 25, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

    About the book: It?s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette. First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless,...

    2.5 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 was...

    1.5 stars. I?m so bummed. I love North?s book ?The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August? and had high expectations for this one. But once again, I find myself very disappointed - this is another perfect example of a book that has a unique and interesting premise but falls comple...

    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 ...

    3.5 stars. It was a really strange writing style where everything sort of trailed off and it was difficult to know who was speaking. What they were taking about. What was going on?!! But. The story was compelling and my kind of story - a dystopia that doesn?t seem all that far fetche...

    DNF. Gave it 10 chapters. Couldn't get into it. ...

    Ugh, so boring. Made it about 30% before giving up. I used to love North's books, but the last two have been so boring. She seems to be heading away from her Science Fiction roots and trying to be more literary. This book spends too much time on style and theme, and not enough on pl...

    I'm a huge fan of Clare North, and this one was a really good one. Maybe not as good as my favourite of hers, The Sudden Appearance of Hope, but that would be hard as that book is so brilliant. With a nod to Orwell's 1984, it's set in an all too believable Britain of extreme capitalism...

    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 h...

  • Bradley
    Jun 01, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

  • Sandra "Jeanz"
    May 10, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

  • Vanessa
    Jun 15, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

    About the book: It?s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette. First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless,...

    2.5 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 was...

    1.5 stars. I?m so bummed. I love North?s book ?The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August? and had high expectations for this one. But once again, I find myself very disappointed - this is another perfect example of a book that has a unique and interesting premise but falls comple...

  • Kate
    Mar 06, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

  • April
    Apr 16, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

    About the book: It?s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette. First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless,...

    2.5 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 was...

  • Aneta Bak
    May 14, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

  • Books, Vertigo and Tea (Danielle)
    May 11, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

    About the book: It?s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette. First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless,...

    2.5 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 was...

    1.5 stars. I?m so bummed. I love North?s book ?The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August? and had high expectations for this one. But once again, I find myself very disappointed - this is another perfect example of a book that has a unique and interesting premise but falls comple...

    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 ...

    3.5 stars. It was a really strange writing style where everything sort of trailed off and it was difficult to know who was speaking. What they were taking about. What was going on?!! But. The story was compelling and my kind of story - a dystopia that doesn?t seem all that far fetche...

    DNF. Gave it 10 chapters. Couldn't get into it. ...

    Ugh, so boring. Made it about 30% before giving up. I used to love North's books, but the last two have been so boring. She seems to be heading away from her Science Fiction roots and trying to be more literary. This book spends too much time on style and theme, and not enough on pl...

    I'm a huge fan of Clare North, and this one was a really good one. Maybe not as good as my favourite of hers, The Sudden Appearance of Hope, but that would be hard as that book is so brilliant. With a nod to Orwell's 1984, it's set in an all too believable Britain of extreme capitalism...

    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 h...

    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. Is it still a revolution if it?s too late? 84K is a dystopian novel where the UK is controlled by a unified regime called the Company, who has remodelled society with a profits-first mentality. The novel pushes the idea that ?some peo...

    This review may also be found on Books, Vertigo & Tea. My Thoughts 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 ...

  • Phrynne
    Jun 17, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

  • Borja
    Jun 19, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

  • Andrea
    Apr 24, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

  • USOM
    May 03, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

  • Rolo Kirknis
    Jun 08, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

    About the book: It?s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette. First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless,...

    2.5 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 was...

    1.5 stars. I?m so bummed. I love North?s book ?The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August? and had high expectations for this one. But once again, I find myself very disappointed - this is another perfect example of a book that has a unique and interesting premise but falls comple...

    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 ...

    3.5 stars. It was a really strange writing style where everything sort of trailed off and it was difficult to know who was speaking. What they were taking about. What was going on?!! But. The story was compelling and my kind of story - a dystopia that doesn?t seem all that far fetche...

    DNF. Gave it 10 chapters. Couldn't get into it. ...

    Ugh, so boring. Made it about 30% before giving up. I used to love North's books, but the last two have been so boring. She seems to be heading away from her Science Fiction roots and trying to be more literary. This book spends too much time on style and theme, and not enough on pl...

  • Lata
    Jun 07, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Feb 10, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

  • Reese
    May 30, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

    About the book: It?s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette. First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless,...

    2.5 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 was...

    1.5 stars. I?m so bummed. I love North?s book ?The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August? and had high expectations for this one. But once again, I find myself very disappointed - this is another perfect example of a book that has a unique and interesting premise but falls comple...

    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 ...

    3.5 stars. It was a really strange writing style where everything sort of trailed off and it was difficult to know who was speaking. What they were taking about. What was going on?!! But. The story was compelling and my kind of story - a dystopia that doesn?t seem all that far fetche...

  • Justine
    Jun 17, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

  • Xavi
    Jun 10, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

  • Jeannine Riske
    Jun 01, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

    About the book: It?s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette. First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless,...

    2.5 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 was...

    1.5 stars. I?m so bummed. I love North?s book ?The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August? and had high expectations for this one. But once again, I find myself very disappointed - this is another perfect example of a book that has a unique and interesting premise but falls comple...

    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 ...

    3.5 stars. It was a really strange writing style where everything sort of trailed off and it was difficult to know who was speaking. What they were taking about. What was going on?!! But. The story was compelling and my kind of story - a dystopia that doesn?t seem all that far fetche...

    DNF. Gave it 10 chapters. Couldn't get into it. ...

  • Latkins
    Feb 27, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

    About the book: It?s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette. First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless,...

    2.5 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 was...

    1.5 stars. I?m so bummed. I love North?s book ?The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August? and had high expectations for this one. But once again, I find myself very disappointed - this is another perfect example of a book that has a unique and interesting premise but falls comple...

    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 ...

    3.5 stars. It was a really strange writing style where everything sort of trailed off and it was difficult to know who was speaking. What they were taking about. What was going on?!! But. The story was compelling and my kind of story - a dystopia that doesn?t seem all that far fetche...

    DNF. Gave it 10 chapters. Couldn't get into it. ...

    Ugh, so boring. Made it about 30% before giving up. I used to love North's books, but the last two have been so boring. She seems to be heading away from her Science Fiction roots and trying to be more literary. This book spends too much time on style and theme, and not enough on pl...

    I'm a huge fan of Clare North, and this one was a really good one. Maybe not as good as my favourite of hers, The Sudden Appearance of Hope, but that would be hard as that book is so brilliant. With a nod to Orwell's 1984, it's set in an all too believable Britain of extreme capitalism...

  • The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
    Jun 19, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

  • William
    Jun 03, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

  • Herminia Chow
    Apr 08, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

    Escenario interesante, pero la historia se desinfla más o menos por la mitad. ...

    I have attempted to read this book more than once and just cannot get into it. Its a shame as I loved the sound of the blurb, it sounded like it would be a fascinating read. However the pace of the book was too slow for me and it jumped about a lot. It basically left me feeling like i...

    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) I knew I'd be blown away by North's world building - by the concept of the Criminal Audit Office and the ways society is further breaking down. What can I say, I...

    2,5 Una pequeña decepción. No solo por las expectativas, sino porque las primeras 150 paginas me resultaron muy interesantes y la cosa prometía. Sin embargo, a partir de ahi, la historia cae en el aburrimiento y si remonta al final es por la propia emocion del thriller. Una lasti...

    About the book: It?s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette. First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless,...

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    May 20, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

  • Kopratic
    May 22, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

    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 ...

  • Bella
    Jun 02, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...

    This book is told from the perspective of Theo Miller, and is told in many different time lines. At times, the different time lines seem to blur together, but I think that made me want to read it even more. Theo Miller works in the Criminal Audit Office, where he evaluates crimes and p...

    I was given the first five chapters as an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review: I really enjoyed this excerpt of the first five chapters. It makes me want to know more and what will happen in this world ...

  • MTK
    Jun 19, 2018

    I would know this book was written by Claire North if I was to read only one page of it. Her style is so unique and distinctive. Sentences are left unfinished, sometimes words and phrases just pile up on themselves and yet it always makes perfect sense. Did I mention that she is one of...

    I really had to debate between giving this a full five stars or the four, but ultimately it all boils down to whether or not the heavily ambitious tale was pulled off in spectacular flavor or whether it must remain a disquieting tale with an end that will either leave a bittersweet tas...

    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....

    This was a dark book, a what-if story, taking the idea of privatisation of all sorts of public services to an extreme though logical conclusion, with government and one, all-encompassing company in bed together while they destroy a country together. While the narration of the audioboo...

    5-Stars Another masterpiece of heart and genius, this one dark and sad, not an easy read but very rewarding. North creates a living, plausible, even probable world in which greed has triumphed. Everything has a price, every crime a monetary indemnity. The rich can do what they wish,...

    Very, very, dark. This isn't unexpected from Claire North, as her view of the future in previous books has always been slanted in that direction. But 84K is definitely her darkest vision of our near future world yet, written in a form that edges on experimental fiction. North's work...

    I've just read the first five chapters of this new book by Claire North - a pre-publication teaser - and now can barely wait to get hold of the full book. I haven't learned a great deal about the story beyond what's in the blurb, but I want more! So far I've liked everything by this...

    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress... I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What is the value of a human life? Well, honestly, it varies, are yo...

    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or s...

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. Claire North, also known under the names of Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin, brings us a brand-new dystopian sci-fi story with 84K. Although I?ve only known her for her huge success upon releasing The First Fifteen Lives of Harry...

    A startingly unoriginal book from a startingly original writer.++ For me, Claire North is one of the few writers whose books I buy automatically. And one of the things I always appreciated most about them is how different they are to anything else published today. Not only does she ...