The Wanting Seed
"The Wanting Seed" is a Malthusian comedy about the strange world that overpopulation will produce. Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna, live in their skyscraper world of spacelessness where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality ("It's Sapiens to be Homo"). This time of the near future is eventually transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining-clubs, fantastic fertility rituals, and wars without enemies. "The Wanting Seed" is a novel both extravagantly funny and grimly serious.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blanderson - LibraryThing
Loved this book. Hilarious and energetic. Comes at you like a psychedelic rock song. I found the story pretty clever but really loved Burgess' sense of apocalypse, as if he transcribed images from ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jellyn - LibraryThing
I read this about a week or two ago, but it's already fading in my memory.I guess the basic premise is that the world is overpopulated, so you're limited to how many children you can have. But polite ... Read full review