In the run up to the film release of The Girl with All the Gifts, the Books on the Underground team got 50 copies of M.R. Carey’s novel out on the London Underground. This was a special book drop, as the author put a handwritten note in the cover of the novel. Thanks to Warner Bro’s for this opportunity!
— Books Underground (@BooksUndergrnd) September 15, 2016
About The Girl with All the Gifts
The near future; humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell. Despite having been infected with the zombie pathogen that has decimated the world, these children retain normal thoughts and emotions. And while still being subject to the craving for human flesh that marks the disease these second-generation “hungries” are able to think and feel making them a vital resource in the search for a cure.