Reading progress update: I've read 223 out of 398 pages.

Across the Universe - Beth Revis

I have sooooooo many problems with what I just read.


For starters, I'm no geneticist, but I'm reasonably certain that inducing an indiscriminate ship-wide orgy involving half the population is not the best way to prevent inbreeding. Seriously. I'm starting to think this little dystopia takes its governing cues from President Skroob. I half expected the code on the airlock to be 12345.


During this mating season, in which half the population is compelled to mate like bunnies all over the place with whoever's handy, if a character is stupid enough to go out alone despite repeated warnings it isn't safe to do so (how contrived can you get?!?!?), I'm going to have a really hard time refraining from victim blaming.


And when, while this TSTL character is about to be gang raped, she stops to think that it might be pleasant if her old boyfriend from Earth was the one nibbling on her arm like that, I'm going to have a really hard time not throwing the book at the wall.


I have no choice. I have to bring out Grumpy Cat again.