Suicide Club

Suicide Club Review

In this debut set in near future NYC—where lives last 300 years and the pursuit of immortality is all-consuming—Lea must choose between her estranged father and her chance to live forever.

Lea Kirino is a “Lifer,” which means that a roll of the genetic dice has given her the potential to live forever—if she does everything right. And Lea is an overachiever. She’s a successful trader on the New York exchange—where instead of stocks, human organs are now bought and sold—she has a beautiful apartment, and a fiancé who rivals her in genetic perfection. And with the right balance of HealthTech™, rigorous juicing, and low-impact exercise, she might never die.

But Lea’s perfect life is turned upside down when she spots her estranged father on a crowded sidewalk. His return marks the beginning of her downfall as she is drawn into his mysterious world of the Suicide Club, a network of powerful individuals and rebels who reject society’s pursuit of immortality, and instead chose to live—and die—on their own terms. In this future world, death is not only taboo; it’s also highly illegal. Soon Lea is forced to choose between a sanitized immortal existence and a short, bittersweet time with a man she has never really known, but who is the only family she has left in the world.

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"Fans of modern speculative fiction and readers who love stories that warn us to be careful what we wish for will be enthralled by Heng's highly imaginative debut, which deftly asks 'What does it really mean to be alive?'" - Library Journal (starred)

"Refreshingly original" - Book Riot

"Heng expertly threads a ribbon of dread through her glittering vistas and gleaming characters...[This is] a complicated and promising debut that spoofs the current health culture craze even as it anticipates its appalling culmination." - Kirkus

"Audacious... beautifully paced... How can such a young writer know all these things? Rachel Heng’s first novel is as keen as a sharpened blade. Suicide Club is on the money about where our current obsessions are leading us and yet she makes us care about her characters in deep and old-fashioned ways. It reminded me again and again of Orwell and Huxley. I have the feeling that this is the beginning of a long and illustrious career." - James Magnuson, author of Famous Writers I Have Known

"“In exquisitely crafted prose, Rachel Heng gives us a startling look at a version of the world that seems simultaneously wild and plausible. Heng is a bold new talent and a writer to watch.” - Liz Moore, author of Heft and The Unseen World

Title:Suicide Club
Edition Language:English

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  • Navidad Thelamour

    Everything started going wrong after the Second Wave…They’d had the lifespan tests and predictive treatments for decades…but this was something different. The Second Wave, it was dubbed, when a ...

  • Hannah

    This book has such a brilliant premise: in this future, immortality is within grasp, but only for those 'deserving' and as such suicide is illegal, anything that might be construed as bad for your hea...

  • Lou

    If you could live forever . . . would you?Oh man! This premise is such a fascinating one and makes an incredible story. It also raises some provocative questions about the human race, life, death and ...

  • Rachel

    Suicide Club is a book full of brilliant concepts that never develop into a convincing or engaging narrative. It's a speculative novel set in a near-future New York society in which death is illegal a...

  • Tori (InToriLex)

    Content Warning: Animal Death, Violence, Graphic Internal  Body DescriptionsLiving forever in a future society that helps restore your body sounds like a utopia. But in this future world people ha...

  • Karla Strand

    See my complete review on my site.Would you want to live forever?In her debut novel Suicide Club, Rachel Heng reaffirms the notion of “be careful what you wish for” and challenges her readers to r...

  • Dianne

    Of course we all want to live as long as we can, being as healthy as we can and able to enjoy our time on Earth. What if science and medicine in the future could extend your life for hundreds of years...

  • Faith

    I received this ARC from Henry Holt and Company in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way.I don't know if I really like this book or not. I definitely d...

  • Blair

    Imagine a future in which death is close to being eradicated. At birth, everyone is allocated a number which determines whether or not they will be a ‘lifer’, a person who will live for hundreds o...

  • Ova Incekaraoglu

    Unfortunately didn't finish- although reading up to 77%The start was perfect. Over a hundred years old and a dedicated lifer, Lea has an accident after seeing her longtime lost dad- and she cannot tel...