I’ve decided to get into those books I got for Christmas and was immediately drawn to Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. I absolutely adored her non-linear pre and post apocalyptic novel Station Eleven so I was excited to get into a new work of hers.
Sea of Tranquility is a science fiction novel set across multiple time periods. The novel is split into parts, each part telling one character’s POV and their story. One of these is about an author on book tour while a pandemic breaks out around her. As I was reading, this particular passage stuck out to me:
I love this for two reasons. 1) It’s absolutely true, and 2) the part following this is, of course, titled ‘Bad Chickens.’ Oh boy, I do love me some darkly funny foreshadowing. Also that man in the audience definately died, I’m calling it.
No good chickens, indeed.