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The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist

The Unit - Ninni Holmqvist, Marlaine Delargy

The Unit is a frighteningly plausible novel, categorized as Adult Dystopian.  The translation from Swedish is flawless and I was never aware that it was a translation while I was reading.  


Much of the dystopian fiction that I have read recently has been action focused, but this is a more contemplative book. This is a story that really made me think about how I would react to a situation, much in the way that Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale did when I read it as a 20 year old back in the late 80's.  


All of my "Well, what if...?" questions were answered through the story.  Except one at the end and one that I thought of afterward (but those would be spoilers, so forget about it).