Five Stars in Foreword

February 18, 2019

This complex tale puts global crises and personal crises hand in hand, and questions if morality must adapt.

Many dystopian novels feel distant, taking place in a time far from now, but Claudia Casper’s The Mercy Journals feels like it’s just on the other side of the door. Current global issues collide, causing disastrous wreckage out of which emerges a new social order, in this roller-coaster ride through the mind of an ex-soldier with PTSD.

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February 18, 2019

Reviewed by Joan Givner

Claudia Casper’s new novel adds to a growing body of work designated as “cli-fi,” a genre distinct from sci-fi and fantasy, because the horrors described are not futuristic fantasies but predictions of a certain future.

Fans of Casper’s highly successful first novel, The Reconstruction, will find The Mercy Journals (Arsenal Pulp $17.95) darker and more complex.

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