Horse Latitudes by Jay Merrick

Horse Latitudes

Jay Merrick

After a slow start, I found that this book really began to grip - although the story is so strange that I'm not sure why I became so absorbed. A critic described the book as 'Heart of Darkness' meets 'Brave New World' and maybe that's why I would recommend that you read it and find out for yourself.

Extract

'We are people with histories that don't fit the revised textbooks, that fail the preferred Demicorp model ... we have been jettisoned and we are alone - and, if we're honest, we're happy with that.'

Parallels
  • Flotsam & Jetsam by Somerset Maugham
  • The Man Who Would be King by Rudyard Kipling
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick