The Miracle Inspector By Helen Smith
Posted by Krystal Larson at 9:10 PM Sunday, November 4, 2012
A darkly comic literary novel set in the near future. England has been partitioned and London is an oppressive place where poetry has been forced underground, theatres and schools are shut, and women are not allowed to work outside the home. A young couple, Lucas and Angela, try to escape from London - with disastrous consequences.
Smith writes a breathtaking Dystopian world that revolves around suppression, fear, and two younger adults who have a chance at a better world. The Miracle Inspector is about London’s future. The arts have been concealed; women can’t go outside of their homes unless it’s directly for family; schools have been shut down because of rapists and murderers. The government takes total control by killing and imprisoning their citizens. It’s sad that fear is literally something people do nowadays, so this story is somewhat true in that sense. It seriously scares the crap out of me. The main characters of the story are a married couple, Lucas and Angela, who are about 20 or so. They take a chance to have a better life by going on an adventure out of London. It’s risky for them, great reading material for us.
As dark as this sounds, Smith writes humor (mostly with Lucas) to make light of certain situations, which really balanced out how awful the conditions are. At first, I didn’t really like Lucas and Angela because I didn’t relate to them, but after a while they grew on me. I started caring for the characters, and that got me more into the storyline. The pacing was nice… not too slow or too long. You don’t say to yourself “Get it over with!” or “Come on, when will he/she do it?”... it was easy and flowed nicely. I recommend this book for lovers of the Dystopian genre. It’s not just another story, this one digs deep into wounds and in the end makes you want to read more.
*Reviewed by Rachel*
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