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The stunning new novel from one of the UK's finest literary writers.The far north of England, one hundred years in the future, the Gulf stream has ceased: Quinn has been appointed by the government to conduct an audit on a remote area of land designated for a brand new model town. As Quinn arrives to greet the local developer, the surveillance cameras spin into overdrive,The stunning new novel from one of the UK's finest literary writers.The far north of England, one hundred years in the future, the Gulf stream has ceased: Quinn has been appointed by the government to conduct an audit on a remote area of land designated for a brand new model town. As Quinn arrives to greet the local developer, the surveillance cameras spin into overdrive, and soon he is immersed in a quagmire of corruption that will put his integrity to the ultimate test.He meets Owen, a suicidal farmer whose every last pig, chicken, and sheep has been culled. And Winston, a former journalist and alcoholic with a gallery of incriminating photos of rising water below the site; and Pollard, the local Man of God whose faith is for sale. But it is Anna, Quinn's some-time girlfriend in charge of 'digging, filling and capping' the dead cattle pits, who faces the deepest abyss of all. And as the heavens open once again, the mountains of toxic soil that surround the site slowly begin to shift.An all too plausible Orwellian vision that depicts what is likely to unfurl if climate changes move implacably on, Robert Edric's latest novel is a devastating portrait of Man's ever-quickening descent into a self-inflicted hell. It is Edric's finest novel yet....

Title : Salvage
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ISBN : 9780385617628
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Salvage Reviews

  • David Grieve
    2019-02-27 16:19

    Robert Edric has a slightly strange writing style that is sparse but at the same time the reader seems to get huge amounts of detail. The result is that this book grips from start to finish.Set not too far in the future, the landscape of Britain has changed as a result of climate and outbreaks of disease in farm animals. The land is grey and wet and bare of animals. Quinn, an auditor, has to carry out an audit of a northern town that is planning radical expansion. The reader is not sure what his remits actually are as he seems to be able to investigate more or less as he likes. As he goes on the corruption at all levels becomes clearer and clearer.Utterly believable with a strong element of black humour running throughout this book is a real gem. A definite 9 out of 10.

  • Juli
    2019-02-20 17:20

    Set in the not-too-distant future when climate change has severely impacted the climate, sea levels and lifestyles of people in the United Kingdom (and all over the world), this is the story of a normal man severely restricted by bureaucracy, trying to figure out how to be a good person and still keep his job. At least, that's what I think it's about. It was tremendously dark and depressing and I struggled with this, as there were no high points in the story at all. I liked Quinn, and strongly hoped for him to find a way to help the people of the town and find his own happiness - I related to the difficulties of balancing moral and real-life obligations. It reminded me in many ways of The Investigation by Philippe Claudel.

  • Vik
    2019-02-25 13:34

    It was OK, maybe I should read more of the blurb on the back of the book next time. I was expecting a dystopian story but instead I got something which was more about the characters psychological interplay and their own foibles in a bleak and corrupt world. Edric its very good at setting the scene and drawing you into the story and you expect something to happen but really it doesn't. It felt like an anti-climax at the end of it, life just carries on fairly pointlessly with certain disaster looming. If you enjoy books about the human character which just happens to be set in a future after an environmental catastrophe then you might enjoy this but it was not for me.

  • David Hebblethwaite
    2019-02-19 11:28

    In a future Britain transformed by climatic change, an auditor travels north to examine the development of a new town, and finds corruption that threatens the lives of the town's residents.I reviewed Salvage for the Strange Horizons website, so please allow me to direct you over there to my full review.

  • Alan Williams
    2019-03-20 14:33

    A moody gloomy book. Had to laugh at another review saying it was too dry for her tastes. Hardly, the UK seems to be drowning under constant rain. But never mind bureaucracy is alive and well and spin doctors are spreading glad tidings. Written a few years ago before this year's flooding the novel is prescient but I just kept hoping, in vain, that something was going to happen

  • Angel Serrano
    2019-03-11 12:32

    Estamos en el norte de Inglaterra a mediados del siglo XXI. Los peores presagios se han cumplido: el cambio climático ha modificado las líneas de costa, las inundaciones son constantes y las plagas han acabado con todos los animales. El gobierno, al estilo de Orwell, intenta camuflar la realidad.

  • Lyndsey
    2019-03-14 17:16

    Curiously unemotional and detached. Tellingly, everyone (even the main protagonist) is known only by their surname, except the females Anna and Rebecca. Not entirely sure what the town's corrupt main men were actually up to. All a bit 'meh' really.

  • Loraine
    2019-03-13 12:32

    a very believable future, bleak but very human and very possible.

  • rabbitprincess
    2019-03-15 11:41

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  • Janice
    2019-02-18 14:36

    Found it quite pointless, was not a great or good read

  • Portal in the Pages
    2019-03-06 15:44

    Urg. Bored the whole way through.

  • Elizabeth Davies
    2019-03-04 11:37

    A bit too dry for my taste. I struggled to finish it, due to the writing style rather than the plot and I found I didn't really care about the main character.