Suicide Club is a rarity in the summer books season: a novel that will make you think about life and how you live it.
Heng expertly threads a ribbon of dread through her glittering vistas and gleaming characters . . . A complicated and promising debut
Glitters, darkly . . . a subversive celebration of life.
A complicated and promising debut that spoofs the current health culture craze even as it anticipates its appalling culmination.
Rachel Heng's highly readable debut novel is thought-provoking, moving, worryingly convincing - and ultimately hopeful
Subversive and satirical, Heng has channelled all of our Insta-obsessions and turned them into a mind-blowing mystery.
A feat of blazing imagination, Rachel Heng's Suicide Club is a thought-provoking look at a near-future society that feels a quarter-turn away from ours. Heng's storytelling gleams, but this novel doesn't shy away from darkness - thank goodness.
Heng's vision of the future is undoubtedly big, bold and well-researched. Her expansive world-building marks her as a name to watch.
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
Suicide Club is a bold and brilliant book
Suicide Club bends genre with grace and artistry, delivering us to the outermost reaches of what's familiar and affirming what dares to still exist there: family, friendship, and forgiveness. With superb writing, Rachel Heng has crafted a world inside of a world gone mad, one where love faces its most difficult test. This is an exciting, bold, inventive novel.
We raced through this addictive take on the modern obsession with youth and perfection
A provocative and engrossing novel, SUICIDE CLUB has plenty to say about our obsession with health fads
What is particularly chilling about SUICIDE CLUB is that the dystopian world it's set in - one obsessed with looks and youth - is not an entirely implausible vision of the future . . . Through crisscrossing stories about love and loss, suffused in some wonderful and heartbreaking prose, she takes the reader on a journey to truly understand the question: who wants to live forever?
Life-affirming . . . "Be careful what you wish for" has never been so chilling, or so gripping
Catch[es] the zeitgeist of our troubling times . . . Suicide Club is a very good story, and Heng writes like a dream about of the triumph of love and the benefit of not playing by the rules. In their search for meaning, her characters reject conformity for individuality and freedom. Perhaps our world is not so bad.
If the styling is satirical . . . Heng isn't playing for laughs . . . the fascinating and compelling scenario on show here ultimately forces you to question nothing less than the meaning of life
Suicide Club shows us the way to live a life that might be something to be ultimately worth dying for.
Part critique of the American cult of wellness, part glittering future with a nightmare undercurrent, Suicide Club is nothing if not deeply imaginative and timely
a refreshingly original debut.
An intriguing idea in which Heng takes a much-needed swipe at health fascism and our obsession with youth, beauty and superfoods
Clever, bold and makes you think about the value of life
A provocative new author. A fascinating debut novel. Read it!
Original and subversive
The future is here. Let's welcome one of its stars. Talented and ferociously intelligent, Heng has produced a glittering debut
I always love novels that can combine powerful writing with massive levels of compassion and heart, and SUICIDE CLUB is one such book. Its genre-straddling dark heart can't fail to impress.