reviewed The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo

The Core of the Sun (2016) 4 stars

Set in an alternative historical present, in a "eusistocracy"--An extreme welfare state -- that holds …

The Core of the Sun

5 stars

It definitely lives up to the expectation engendered (haha) by the blurb.

There are obvious parallels with e.g. The Handmaid's Tale, but the chili angle is amazing, and somehow enhances the extreme Finnishness of the whole thing.