Futuristic fable is a fine idea badly done

Futuristic fable is a fine idea badly done

The Biggerers is a fine idea, poorly executed. For the disorientating first 72 pages, it’s hard to figure out exactly what’s going on

Fiction: The Biggerers, By Amy Lilwall , Point Blank, €19.55

The year is 2116 and, in London, illness is pretty much a thing of the past. People can be “cured of anything, vaccinated against anything, brought back to life within hours of dying, have any body part replaced”. You might think this utopia of wellness would lead to a much happier society, but you’d be wrong.

The full-sized inhabitants of Amy Lilwall’s debut novel have...

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