Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Coins of Murph by Leo P. Kelley

The Coins of Murph
Leo P. Kelley
1971, 1974, Coronet, London
0340186178
191p.

Set in a post-apocalyptic future where people's fates are left to be decided by the toss of a coin. Lank, a true-believer in the system, meets Doll, who makes her own decisions without tossing a coin, and they each look for answers about the past and the present.

I'm not sure I enjoyed the read, but it did keep me reading. It was a very sombre and quietly threatening book. A very solid addition to the post-apocalyptic genre and the characters were three-dimensional which is not always the case in pulpy sci-fi.

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