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Babylon Babies
(Babylon A.D.)

Maurice G. Dantec

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Title: Babylon Babies
Author: Maurice G. Dantec
Genre: Novel
Written: 1999 (Eng. 2005)
Length: 544 pages
Original in: French
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  • French title: Babylon Babies
  • Translated by Noura Wedell
  • Babylon Babies was made into a film -- Babylon A.D. -- in 2008, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Gérard Depardieu, and Charlotte Rampling

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Why we haven't reviewed it yet:

Had a look, couldn't get into it

Chances that we will review it:

Decent, though it may be a while

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Review Summaries
Source Rating Date Reviewer
The NY Times Book Rev. . 15/4/2007 David Itzkoff
Publishers Weekly . 10/10/2005 .

  From the Reviews:
  • "These are all clever inventions, but what makes the novel (translated by Noura Wedell) so haunting is its vision of a near future in which society has fractured along every possible national, tribal and sectarian fault line. Wars among European, Islamic and Asian militias blur together as seamlessly as a rerun of Beverly Hills 90210 gives way to a Russian broadcast of Swan Lake, and every last surviving scrap of humanity is left to its own devices to continue what Dantec calls "the austere work of survival."" - David Itzkoff, The New York Times Book Review

  • "Riddled with acronyms and pop culture allusions, this is an intense, intellectually labyrinthine ride." - Publishers Weekly

Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review's biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. We acknowledge (and remind and warn you) that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.

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About the Author:

       French autor Maurice G. Dantec was born in 1959.

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