The Completionist

The Completionist

Find her. You need to keep looking, no matter what. I'm afraid of what might?ve happened to her. You be afraid too. A young Marine, Carter Quinn, comes home from war to his fractured family, in a near-future America in which water is artificially engineered and technology is startlingly embedded in people?s everyday lives. At the same time, a fertility crisis has terrifying Find her. You need to keep looking, no matter what. I'm afraid of what might?ve happened to her. You be afraid ...

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Title:The Completionist
Author:Siobhan Adcock
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:1501183478
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Completionist Reviews

  • Geonn Cannon
    Jul 03, 2018
    I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did, in the end. It was very well-written, great world-building, but with the plot being so heavily about what it's like to be a woman in this world, it seemed odd that the POV character is male. I did like it a lot, but I wound up feeling l...
  • Rudi Dewilde
    Jul 24, 2018
    Another dystopian thriller, but one I had a hard time to enjoy. The writing isn't bad but isn't good either. Same for the story and the characters. I guess I will forget this one quite easily. ...
  • Caroline
    Aug 11, 2018
    SO beautifully written. Think Station Eleven ? a post-environmental collapse world --where fertility is so rare that the few pregnancies that occur, and all childcare, is tightly regulated in a way that is of course totally and paradoxically unsustainable for women. Think if Mike Pe...
  • Leah Lucci
    Mar 10, 2018
    This dystopian novel is set in a future where there's a HUGE water shortage. The solution to this is something called H2.0, which is an artificial water that, unfortunately, causes infertility. Only the rich can have children, using a drug called Insemina. The protagonist is a guy ...
  • Pam
    Jun 02, 2018
    I feel like this is a typical "dystopian" type novel. Some parts were very engaging and other parts were a bit of a struggle to get through. I will say that my biggest struggle were the characters. I just didn't care much for any of them. My thanks to netgalley and Simon and Sch...
  • Jeanette
    Jun 16, 2018
    On the whole, it was good. I am not usually fond of dystopian fiction, but there are occasions when i feel like reading something different to my norm. If you enjoy dystopian, then i will say that this book is worth a read. My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy. This...
  • Jaimie
    Jul 10, 2018
    I wanted to know more about the world, what happened ...
  • Bandit
    Jan 30, 2018
    There has been a good amount of female authored dystopian fiction lately concentrated on babies. Fertility appears to be a fertile subject. Certainly a relevant one in these days of increasingly terrifying politics, but still it seems so gender specific, maybe a case of write what you ...
  • David V.
    May 29, 2018
    Received as an ARC from the publisher. Started 5-27-18. Finished 6-3-18. Didn't like this one. The jacket describes this book as "dark humor." I didn't find it funny at all; I saw it as sad and depressing. Maybe it's my age. I didn't really thoroughly understand this society until pag...
  • Karen Witter
    Aug 07, 2018
    this book is interesting but in some ways unsatisfying it leaves too many unanswered question for my preference but i love the characters! ...
  • Sarah
    Jul 17, 2018
    This is such a gripping work of science fiction, based in a world that has run out of water. Think Handmaid's Tale meets The Water Knife, told from the perspective of a veteran who's dealing with the trauma of war. I teach a writing class for veterans and Googled Siobhan Adcock because...
  • Jessica Bronder
    Jun 18, 2018
    Natural disasters have ravaged the country leaving many without water and leaving the coasts inhabitable. Water is a precious commodity and has started to be artificially engineered. The downside is that this ne w water causes infertility. This story takes place in New Chicago. Carter ...
  • Carolyn
    Jun 18, 2018
    Heralded as speculative fiction and perfect for fans of The Handmaid's Tale, of course I had my reservations that it could possibly be that good, but I was cautiously optimistic about this one! I think I need a good dystopian story right about now. Unfortunately, this one just fell ...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Jun 23, 2018
    ??? / 5 The Completionist by Siobhan Adcock was such a strange book, and I think for that reason alone it will be pretty unforgettable. The Completionist is about Carter Quinn, a 24-year-old Marine back from an ongoing war against a rebel group. The place he lives is now c...
  • Bowen Tibbetts
    Jun 07, 2018
    The marketing of this book makes no secret of the similarities between The Completionist, The Handmaid?s Tale and Station Eleven (and I?d even throw Children of Men in there)?and if you liked any of those, you?re probably going to really like The Completionist! But don?t go i...
  • Allen Adams
    Jul 03, 2018
    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/the-... In the realm of speculative fiction, the line between ?inspired by? and ?derivative of? is gossamer thin. It can be wonderful to read works that wear their influences proudly, but if influences are all the reader sees, the story ultim...
  • Jackie
    Aug 10, 2018
    I was intrigued in the beginning of the story, but halfway through I lost interest. The conclusion was a bit predictable. I would be interested in reading another book by Adcock because I did like her writing style. ...
  • Joe Crowe
    Jul 01, 2018
    This one is an intense, thrilling near-future adventure story, with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale and other stories about future times when things are pretty freaking rotten. The story digs into the emotional beats of a family severely affected by the awful future. It's terrifying,...
  • Edwin Howard
    Jun 19, 2018
    THE COMPLETIONIST, by Siobhan Adcock, is set in a future where water is gone and their are constant wars over the engineered replacement water. On top of that, birth rates are remarkably low, even with scientific engineering to help women get pregnant. The government has taken control ...
  • Amy
    Jun 23, 2018
    2.5/5 Dystopian fiction can be a tricky genre for me, it either works incredibly well or it just flat out doesn?t most of the time and The Completionist sounded like it would be one that worked well for me. On the whole it was excellent and there were many aspects that I enjoyed, ...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Jun 16, 2018
    Adcock has woven several popular themes together in this dystopian tale of a world without water. Consumption of artificial water leads to infertility but the rich can still manage to get pregnant and some do so naturally. Carter has returned, damaged, from the war over resources and i...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 31, 2018
    The Completionist is a bleak, cold, look at the future where infertility abounds due to a water shortage. The world created is amazingly real and engaging, but the main characters are difficult to connect with. CQ returns home from the war and tries to assist in finding his sister, but...
  • Erin
    Apr 09, 2018
    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. There were a few different giveaway books I won all around the same time frame. When I was picking which one I should read first, I immediately grabbed this one since the book summary caught my attention right away. Unfortunately, ...
  • Ryley (Ryley Reads)
    Jul 10, 2018
    At first, I wasn't really sure if I would like this book, I almost DNFed it a couple of times but I ended up pushing through and, for the most part, enjoying it. Thanks so much to BookSparks for sending me a copy of this book for an honest review, as always, all opinions are my own....
  • Toni Boughton
    Apr 05, 2018
    Fantastic little look at a near-future scenario that is scarily realistic. Kind of a cross between 'Handmaid's Tale' and '1984', with solid writing and characters you really get to know and care for. ...
  • Out of the Bex
    Aug 15, 2018
    The Completionist has been compared to the Handmaid's Tale, it even says so on its own jacket copy. While the two share a premise of near-future societies grappling with infertility crises, that is where the comparison stops. And a good thing, too. It can be a blessing and a curse to h...
  • Marjorie
    Feb 24, 2018
    In an America in the near future, there is little natural water and most is artificially engineered. The people have technological portals embedded in their skin, which keep track of their every movement. There?s a fertility crisis and those women who do become naturally pregnant are...
  • Ana Harvey
    Feb 03, 2018
    Siobhan Adcock's novel, "The Completionist" was a whirlwind of a read, leaving me engrossed in its storyline and concerned for its characters. Set in a future where a government system controls its citizens lives through electric monitors inserted in everyone's arms and access to clean...
  • Aristotle
    Mar 27, 2018
    An absolute mess. What was this book about? Sometime in the near future mankind has run out of water. Water is engineered with one small side effect, it causes infertility. Wars are fought over this precious commodity. Mother Necessity with her good intentions, where would this co...
  • Paige Beaulieu
    Apr 30, 2018
    Really well written, and a great concept! Interesting take on a new society. Kept me riveted the entire time, causing me to finish it really quickly. Highly suggest to anyone interested in mystery, war, and secrets. ...