The Trees – Ali Shaw

The woods are back. Overnight, trees have appeared – they are everywhere, and society is crippled. We follow Adrien searching for his wife (or is he?) and Hannah with teenage son Seb looking for Hannah’s brother. What is humanity when modern life falls away? And did the trees come alone?

So I fell in love with the cover the second I saw it (in case you were wondering, I love foxes), and basically decided to buy it before I even knew what it was about. Sidenote: The saying ”don’t judge a book by its cover” has its place, but covers are actually there to be judged. They exist to give you information and get you interested in the book. For further reference, see Jon Richardson:

Anyways. I like how the authour portrays a wide variety of people and actions – humanity is complex. Some are good, some are less so, but mostly we’re really dependent on having a society, and without it, within this new world of trees where many of us have no context, we seem kind of pointless. Even so, the book also connects back to how modern life is difficult, and can also seem pointless.

That being said, I didn’t fall in love with this book, and perhaps this was because the focus was never quite where I wanted it to be – I kept hoping for more on certain aspects (such as the FOX ?), and not getting it. So a good book, but not my kind of book.

Recormmended? Not a must read.

Reminded me of: Maybe The Sun Pilgrims (Jenni Fagan)? Same kind of book.

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