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  • Title: Living Hell
  • Author: Catherine Jinks
  • ISBN: 9780152061937
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover

  • What happens when a single moment changes everything For seventeen year old Cheney, life on earth exists only in history books He and than one thousand other people have known life only aboard the Plexus spacecraft self contained, systematic, and serene But that was before the radiation wave.Now Plexus has suddenly turned on them, becoming a terrifying and unrecogWhat happens when a single moment changes everything For seventeen year old Cheney, life on earth exists only in history books He and than one thousand other people have known life only aboard the Plexus spacecraft self contained, systematic, and serene But that was before the radiation wave.Now Plexus has suddenly turned on them, becoming a terrifying and unrecognizable force As the crew dwindles under attack, Cheney and his friends need to fight back before the ship that s nurtured them for so long becomes responsible for their destruction.
    Catherine Jinks
    Catherine Jinks is the Australian author of than thirty books for all ages She has garnered many awards, including the Children s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award three times , the Victorian Premier s Award, the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction, the Australian Ibby Award, and the Davitt Award for Crime Fiction Her work has been published in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, the United States, Germany, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic and Thailand.Catherine was born in Brisbane, Queensland, in 1963 She grew up in Papua New Guinea, where her father worked as a patrol officer Her high school years were spent in Sydney, NSW in 2006, her alma mater, Ku ring gai High School, named its library after her From 1982 to 1986, Catherine studied at the University of Sydney, graduating with an honours degree in medieval history She then worked on Westpac Banking Corporation s staff magazine for approximately seven years In 1992 she married Peter Dockrill, a Canadian journalist in 1993 she and her husband left Australia for a brief spell in Nova Scotia, where she began to write full time They returned to Australia in 1994, and Catherine gave birth to her daughter Hannah in 1997 Since 1998, she and her family have been living in Leura, NSW.She has two brothers, and two pet rats Like most people in Leura, she has become a slave to her garden, but not to the extent that she ll buy rooting powder.Catherine has been writing books since she was eight years old She doesn t expect to stop writing them any time soon.Author photo Catherine Jinks in front of Conceptual Networks , by artist Paul du Moulin.Photo by Paul du Moulin


    Cheney has lived on the Spacecraft Plexus with the rest of the human race all his life. Things go wrong when a wave of radiation hits the ship turning it into a living being that begins to attack everyone on the ship. Can Cheney and the others survive this living hell? Read on and find out for yourself.This was a pretty freaky science fiction horror story that I got as a prize for participating in my library's winter reading program. If you enjoy horror and science fiction, you'll enjoy this boo [...]

    In the beginning, I admit I was wary. I had heard phenomenal things about this book, but then the first couple of chapters were kind of dry and dull. However, I now firmly believe that this was done on purpose. Because hot damn.It's beautiful. And horrifying. And heart-wrenching. And superb.Cheney is just wonderful. I love him as a main character. And I actually like all the other characters too. I like all the details we got of Plexus, because that made the ending more powerful.I would actually [...]

    Booz Crooz
    Living Hell by Catherine Jinks is a story of a 14 year old boy named Cheney in the future. Cheney lives on an outer space space ship called Plexus. Cheney has lived his entire life on Plexus, and has enjoyed his stay. And the technology on Plexus is very advanced compared to today's technology, as seen in the following quote: "I remember Haemon's party so well. There were fireworks-- virtual fireworks-- and a million balloons, and a snowstorm, and an undersea tour" (Jinks 5). During the quote, C [...]

    If anyone ever asks me why I'm terri-fricking-fied of space/space travel, I will hit them in the nose with this book and scream "EDUCATE YOURSELF" while building a sturdy, solid roof over my head. I will also reread this book on occasion, because it is a brilliant work of suspense and horror - why isn't this marketed as horror? THIS is what horror is all about - and I will probably need to remind myself why I am putting a significant boundary between myself and the final frontier.I'm putting the [...]

    Catherine Jinks has written some great books (see Evil Genius and The Reformed Vampire Support Group). Living Hell is not one of them.Cheney lives on a spaceship where life is controlled and serene until a radiation wave hits them. Then the ship comes to life and attacks the inhabitants! Fucking awesome, right? WRONG. When the cover has a picture of spaceship tentacles attacking people, I want some ACTION. Instead, the book starts with a whoooooole lot of talking.Read the rest of my review here! [...]

    I read one chapter and had to quit. It wasn't because the book was bad or anything I just wasn't interested in reading more. Usually the all knowing narrative voice, speaking of doom yet to come, is depressing to me (in a good waymetimes), but here I just found it lacking any suspense or draw.

    Surprisingly good through the first 2 chapters.Progressively worse.Definitely not worth the read.

    Josie Funk
    Not a bad book, but it didn't wow me. The book doesn't really get interesting until about page 50, which, for such a short book, can kill a story. I felt that, while the pages beforehand that show the Shifter's "Normal" life before the change, was important but maybe could've been condensed down to 30 pages or even 25. Plus, it's full of stiff, formal dialogue and boring scene description. There's nothing unique or notable about the Plexus ship, and honestly it could've been any sci-fi setting. [...]

    “Life is a force that cannot be tamed.” Said Cheney in Jinks’ book Living Hell. For the passengers onboard the Plexus, they learned this lesson the hard way. The thousands of passengers on board the Plexus have been flying in space in a straight line for many years. Suddenly, a drastic change comes to their daily routine when they hit a wave of radiation that changes the ship drastically. When the shifters (passengers) are under attack, they must fight, lest they be brought to extinction. [...]

    A short action story, kind of like reading an action movie instead of watching it -- something is blowing up or going wrong every 3 minutes or so. It was fun. An interesting take on the apocalypse theme, making it happen on a starship that has left an uninhabitable Earth in search of another home for humans. And although it is never explicit in the story, there is something not quite right with the psychological make-up of the Shifters, the children born onboard during the flight. I was sure tha [...]

    Victoria Adams
    Haa, first real book read in months 🙄 (manga doesn't count) anyway this book was pretty good, 3.5 stars, read it in almost one sitting. I wish the epilogue was longer/more detailed, since it was a "record" of sorts I wish they put more into it but still a good read, I love Catherine jinks, this has been in my to-read for prob yrs, but don't have as much access to many books as I did living in major citiesThe book was kind of sad/depressing, but it was about survival not necessarily about hope [...]

    Maximos Lopez
    I thought that the book was really good and how it kept you in suspense most of the time. At some points the story was predictable but most of the times it was a total surprise what happen. The story was well but together and how everything was set up. I'm not a big reader but this book kept me reading after I class ended.

    Ana Mardoll
    Living Hell / 978-0-1-5206-193-7I was really geared up to like this novel, but in the end I felt like I was slogging to the finish. Maybe I would have liked it as a kid (if only because of the great premise), but I just feel like there are a lot better choices out there.For starters, this book is - in my opinion - very poorly written. The narrator breaks flow constantly with useless parenthetical statements like, "I had climbed out of bed and crossed to the door of my room in about four shufflin [...]

    Living Hell By Catherine JinksOver the spring break, I read “Living Hell” by Catherine Jinks. The story’s protagonist is a seventeen year old boy named Cheney, who lives on the spaceship “Plexus” with over a thousand other crew members. They have fled Earth and are aimlessly flying through space, hoping to find a suitable extraterrestrial planet for them to live on. The Plexus is a huge self-sustaining spaceship that provides everything that the occupants need. The ship is like a city [...]

    Seventeen-year-old Cheney has lived on the spaceship Plexus his entire life. He has no complaints and very few concerns, as the ship provides everything its occupants could need. During their search for a habitable planet, they come across a mysterious and potentially destructive beam of light, and everyone on board goes into a panic trying to do everything in their power to avoid collision, or at least limit damages. They manage to hit at the narrowest point, and when nothing blows up, begin to [...]

    Sophie Riggsby / allthingsequilateral
    In my opinon well written science fiction should contain these four elements: a sympathetic protagonist, an unbelievable monster or a deathly external element of danger, a world that is still relatable to our own and that all important technology versus humans theme.Catherine Jinks, author of the Evil Genius series, has certainly paid attention to her science fiction writings because she provides all those elements and does it with a bang worthy of an exploding star.Cheney is one of the most sym [...]

    I received this as a PDF from netgalley. It started out really interesting, but then got dull, dull, dull.The main character is a I think he's a tween, who was born on a generational ship that's trying to find a planet to colonize. So at first we learn about his life on this ship. One interesting bit is that there's two crews and they're each awake for alternating 4 year spans. So the children who're born in each shift have 4 year gaps between them. That makes for some interesting dynamics.I fou [...]

    Jason Brown (Toastx2)
    Catherine Jinks put together quite an enjoyable tale here.Imagine that you are 17 years old on a pioneering space ship, traversing the stars in search of a new home world. Your ship is a living entity of delicately balanced alloys and bacteria, self cleaning and self repairing.You are at the birthday bash of another crew member, when alarms are tripped. Within 24 hours, you have to watch as the people you love die. This is very much a coming of age story, but in fast forward. Moving quickly from [...]

    Cheney (17) has lived his whole life on board Plexus, a space ship designed to carry thousands of human beings to newly discovered habitable worlds. He and his fellow travelers spend their lives in shifts – being awake and then in stasis while others get to be awake. On one of Cheney’s shifts, Plexus passes through a strange band of radiation which changes everything. The ship becomes organic, comes to life, and everything inside of it becomes part of its system – developing into organs, c [...]

    Cheney has lived aboard the spaceship Plexus his entire life. Plexus is a ship sent out to find a habitual planet for the human race to survive on. Every four years his shift goes into an incubation period while another set of people wake up and run the ship. Cheney has no memory of Earth; he is a shifter, meaning he was born during one of the four year periods. He has lived on this ship all his life and only knows of Earth through books and simulations. Plexus has been running smoothly for arou [...]

    My thoughts: (warning - small spoiler alert)I really enjoyed this younger YA book. It is written with a younger audience in mind but I also enjoyed the feel of the story. It wasn't too complicated and the end result of the conflict was straight forward and satisfying (although a bit quick). Our story centers around Cheney and the rest of the 1,000 crew who depend on Plexus for their daily survival. If you love the technical know-how, you will love the descriptions of the micro organisms in almos [...]

    Cheney has lived aboard the spaceship Plexus his entire life. Plexus is a ship sent out to find a habitual planet for the human race to survive on. Every four years his shift goes into an incubation period while another set of people wake up and run the ship. Cheney has no memory of Earth; he is a shifter, meaning he was born during one of the four year periods. He has lived on this ship all his life and only knows of Earth through books and simulations. Plexus has been running smoothly for arou [...]

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    I loved this book. I was worried the ending would totally ruin the rest of it for me, but while it was a bit disappointing, it wasn't as awful as I was suspecting it might be. Things just keep getting worse and worse as the book goes on, as the ship comes to real, organic life around the Plexus crew. There's a good amount of description given so you understand how things work on the ship but I found it didn't detract any from the action. It was placed well, and though it made things slow at time [...]

    SummarySometime way in the future, a group of humans have made a last-stitch effort to find a habitable planet. They don't know how far they will have to do, nor how long they will have to travel. So, they made a high tech ship that does everything for them -- from their laundry to their food. They mix it with DNA amongst other things to make it a semi-autonomous ship. When it hits a mysterious beam of radiation (the life force of the universe), it starts to turn into something alive. (Admittedl [...]

    17 year old Cheney is a member of Shift A on the Plexus, a spaceship in search of a new planet for the survivors of Planet Earth. The ship has been on its voyage for over 40 years when Tuddor, the commander and Cheney's father, is informed that they are on a collision course with a mysterious emission wave. Since they can't outrun it at the speed of light, they rig for impact. What follows is a nightmare as the ship and everything connected to it become living things bent on wiping out the human [...]

    SPOILER ALERT! DON'T READ THIS UNLESS YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK YET! This is for a school project so other people reading this, don't question the way I wrote this.(view spoiler)[ This story takes place in the future. Earth has been destroyed for a long time and the remaining humans are in a spaceship named Plexus in space, trying to find a new planet to live on with DNA samples of every plant an animal on the ship so they can re-generate a new Earth just like the old one. Suddenly they hit a ra [...]

    Maree Kimberley
    I've read a few books by Jinks that I've loved, and a couple I haven't liked at all. Living Hell definitely is in the 'love' pile.It started a little slowly, and I almost gave up at one point early on, but I'm glad I persevered. I don't want to go into any plot details or I'll give too much away. But the science, the imagination and the fast-paced action make this an incredible book that works on so many levels.Some might enjoy Living Hell for it's horror elements (there is plenty of gore and gu [...]

    This is very much a survival story--running or fighting for your life, using ingenuity to adapt to new problems, making tough decisions. It's also, as another reviewer pointed out, very "sciency" sci-fi--lots of words I didn't stop to look up because the story was moving so quickly. Very interesting premise: a space ship turning into a living organism and attacking the humans as if they're viruses. I appreciated the set-up so you knew what kind of life they lost when the change happened, then re [...]

    I picked it up because it was on sale at my local bookstore and I'd previously read Pagan's Crusade and Pagan in Exile. I liked Pagan and his sardonic view of everything.This was very different. It actually was very surprising how much so (+1 to Jinks for creating such a wholly different narrator). Overall, I liked it. It started out slow and the pacing seemed controlled. I think there was a very good contrast of the before and after of the ship as well as a good balance of YA elements and horro [...]

    Setting: FutureMankind has destroyed planet Earth (presumably related to our dependence on oil) and now lives aboard a spaceship that provides for our every need. The ship passes through an energy wave and is animated. The ship recognizes its human inhabitants as invaders to its 'body' and sets out to destroy the foreign cells. The fixtures of the ship become macrophages and killer T cells as the ship's immune system attempts to destroy the human invaders. How will the crew members surviveThe on [...]

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