Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!
by Anna Kavan
First published in 1967
From Goodreads: In this haunting and surreal novel, the narrator and a man known as the warden search for an elusive girl in a frozen, seemingly post-nuclear, apocalyptic landscape. The country has been invaded and is being governed by a secret organization. There is destruction everywhere; great walls of ice overrun the world. Together with the narrator, the reader is swept into a hallucinatory quest for this strange and fragile creature with albino hair. Acclaimed upon its 1967 publication as the best science fiction book of the year, this extraordinary and innovative novel has subsequently been recognized as a major work of literature in its own right.
I came across this in Barnes and Noble. It caught my eye because I rarely find Penguin Classics in the science fiction and fantasy section, so I read the summary and was intrigued. There’s something about science fiction from the 1960s that makes it particularly forward thinking and/or strange and compelling. I don’t know when I’ll get to this one, but I hope it will be soon.