The Phlebotomist

The Phlebotomist

3.83 (739 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.83 (739 ratings by Goodreads)
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To recover from a cataclysmic war, the Harvest was instituted to pass blood to those affected by radiation. But this charitable act has led to a society segregated entirely by blood type. Government blood contractor, Patriot, rewards your generous gift based on the compatibility of your donation, meaning that whoever can give the most, gets the most in return.

While working as a reaper taking collections for the Harvest, Willa chances upon an idea to resurrect an obsolete technique that could rebalance the city. But in her quest to set things into motion, she uncovers a horrifying secret that cuts to the heart of everything.

File Under: Dystopia [ Blood Will Out | This Might Hurt a Bit | Be positive | Bloody Nightmare ]
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0857668617
  • 9780857668615
  • 931,783

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"A clever, inventive fantasy with a horrific twist that explores whether we are more than the sum of our parts." "exciting and genre-challenging debut" "This is a layered, post-apocalyptic book you won't escape from easily, and one which left me genuinely squirming in my seat." "A compelling dystopian thriller that presents a fallen world and proceeds to dissect it with sanguine enthusiasm using its refreshingly unconventional heroes." "equal parts fascinating and horrifying, and never not entertaining." "this book will take root at the base of your brain, threading its tentacles into your spinal cord and requiring you to keep turning pages until the bloody end." "Chris Panatier knocks it out of the park" "The fascinating characters are sure to keep the reader's attention." 'If you like your dystopian futures with a twist, then The Phlebotomist is the story for you. Highly recommended.'
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About Chris Panatier

Chris Panatier lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, daughter, and a fluctuating herd of animals resembling dogs (one is almost certainly a goat). He writes short stories and novels, "plays" the drums, and draws album covers for metal bands. Plays himself on twitter @chrisjpanatier.
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Rating details

739 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 25% (183)
4 42% (309)
3 26% (191)
2 6% (48)
1 1% (8)
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