Thursday, 27 February 2014

One Of The Best Debuts I Have Read

How can a book with a recommendation from the authors mum on the front cover be anything but good? Strobes d├ębut novel hits the ball out of the park. Our world is full of technology, driven by social media and the desire to be connected at all time. Strobe with his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, takes aim and fires an intelligent and insightful satirical broadside at the world today and what it might become.

The story is set in the distant future where the American internet company Furtl, which has integrated itself into every aspect of Americans life, is starting to lose the battle against the Chinese alternative Holospace machines. Without giving the story away lets just say this is a tale of private business taking over the country by using politicians as their puppets. The few control the masses through fear thus increasing their profit lines. It is a story of one man trying to make amends and give power back to the people.

As a techno-freak I had a big grin on my face through most of this book. There is one frightening aspect of this book, and that is the story is not that much of a stretch of the imagination. I believe the author has given birth to a new genre, Dystopian Militant Buddhism Political Satire.

5 Stars LBR Big Tick Of Approval

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