John Lanchester's thrilling, hypnotic new novel is about why the young are right to hate the old. It's about a broken world you will recognise as your own-and about what might be found when all is lost.
In this new world you are either a defender or an other. You either defend the wall or live outside in the wilderness.
I am not normally a huge fan of dystopian novels but this was easy to read and gripping and oh so much meaning.
It could be one of my favourite thrillers of the year!
4 out 5 stars