The Test

The Test

Award-winning author Sylvain Neuvel explores an immigration dystopia in The Test.

Britain, the not-too-distant future.
Idir is sitting the British Citizenship Test.
He wants his family to belong.

Twenty-five questions to determine their fate. Twenty-five chances to impress.

When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death.
How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice?

Title:The Test
Edition Language:English
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    The Test Reviews

  • Emily May

    Why was I so quick to judge this man? I must be nervous, myself. There is a lesson to be learned here. We are all more alike than we think. What. The. Actual. Fuck.The Test is basically a Black Mirro...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    The Test by Sylvain Neuvel is this little 100 page, weird ass book revolving around a 25-question British Citizenship Test. Twenty-five questions to decide the main character's fate. Twenty-five chanc...

  • Chaima ? ?????

    [Ryan Bergara's voice] This week on Buzzfeed Unsolved we’ll take a look at the disappearance of my emotional stability!The Test surpasses my wildest definitions of fucked-up. I don’t know how yet ...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    (3.75) This novella gave me Black Mirror vibes and if you're looking for something quick and messed up you'll enjoy this!In a dystopian version of our world, to emigrate to the UK, individuals have to...

  • jessica

    wow. this novella is everything right with short stories. its such a simple concept, but so intelligently executed. and probably one of the most interesting stories about human behaviour and psycholog...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    4.5 stars. This story gutted me. It will haunt me for a while. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: Since I fell in love with Sylvain Neuvel’s Sleeping Giants, I’ve been curious to see what ...

  • Petrik

    ARC provided by the publisher——in exchange for an honest review.The Test is simple in concept and smart in execution.I’m not a stranger to Neuvel’s work. I loved Neuvel’s Themis Files...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    I am on my knees. I have been here before. I have been thrown to the ground and I have felt the tip of their guns on the back of my neck. I have been through this and I have survived. We will survive...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    This is harshest, stunning, riveting, thought-provoking and mostly infuriating novella that blows your mind! As soon as you finish it, you start to give blank looks, your mind is whirling and you sit ...

  • Gabby

    “How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice?”Wow, this little book felt more like Black Mirror than season 5 of Black Mirror did. I read Sleeping Giants by this author and I abso...