BorneBook - 2017
"From the author of the Southern Reach Trilogy comes a story about two humans, and two creatures. The humans are Rachel and Wick -- a scavenger and a drug dealer -- both with too many secrets and fears, ready with traps to be set and sprung. The creatures are Mord and Borne -- animal, perhaps plant, maybe company discard, biotech, cruel experiment, dinner, deity, or source of spare parts"-- Provided by publisher.
From Library Staff
While scavenging to survive in the ruins of a once great city, a young woman named Rachel finds a lumpy green, sentient organism that may be the result of some sort of animal/plant hybrid experiment created by the Biotech company that used to operate in the city. As the organism grows and matures... Read More »
SFPL_danielay Mar 06, 2019
Jeff VanderMeer creates an engrossing post-apocalyptic world filled with abandoned biotech and different factions of survivors scavenging for a living in a destroyed city policed by a magician and a giant flying bear. If this sounds weird, it is and it only gets weirder when Rachel, the main char... Read More »
Borne is a great addition to dystopian literature because of its menacing descriptions of climate collapse. There’s also a flying bear and a strange shape-shifting sentient creature that/who is super compelling. You can also read the e-book short story A Strange Bird which is related to this book... Read More »
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Sexual Content: Sex scenes between Rachel and Wick though they aren't too explicit.
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