Book Review: Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett


Burt Likko

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7 Responses

  1. Avatar trizzlor says:

    That may be the strongest endorsement I can make of the book: like falling in love, it leaves you with an insatiable hunger for more of itself, and a sad fulfillment when it ends, as it inevitably must.

    Wow. What a perfect way to describe a satisfying read. I’m sold.Report

  2. Avatar Kazzy says:

    Is this the source material for the recent film starring Matt Damon? It seems to have some similarities.Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko says:

      I didn’t see the Damon/Foster flick. If the previews were any indication, then this is a different story altogether. AFAIK, Bissett’s book was released in November, so that would make the timing hard.Report

      • Avatar Kazzy says:

        Got it. It didn’t seem like it based on the description but the books’ cover invoked similar imagery and there seemed to be enough threads connecting the two that it could have been a very lose adaptation.Report

  3. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    I have a very stupid question, because this is the first time I have heard of this book and I never saw the Matt Damon movie of the same name: Are the two related?Report