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2082 (The Chronicles of Hope Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Breeze
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Book Description

Frank Noon divides opinion. Whilst some say he’s a philosophical genius, some say he’s a fanciful dreamer who deliberately courts controversy with his anti-establishment views about the failings of modern society.

Seemingly nearing the end of his life in politics, he reluctantly fronts an experimental inter-galactic government project late in the 21st century aimed at making life on an overpopulated Earth more sustainable. As he battles to gain control of a relative asylum, consisting of a cross section of the populous as much at odds with themselves as the situation, he unwittingly embarks on a life-changing journey of self-discovery.

As they learn more about the project and its intentions how far-reaching might the consequences be for the future of humanity?

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Frank Noon divides opinion. Whilst some say he’s a philosophical genius, some say he’s a fanciful dreamer who deliberately courts controversy with his anti-establishment views about the failings of modern society.

Seemingly nearing the end of his life in politics, he reluctantly fronts an experimental inter-galactic government project late in the 21st century aimed at making life on an overpopulated Earth more sustainable. As he battles to gain control of a relative asylum, consisting of a cross section of the populous as much at odds with themselves as the situation, he unwittingly embarks on a life-changing journey of self discovery.

As they learn more about the project and its intentions how far-reaching might the consequences be for the future of humanity?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 854 KB
  • Print Length: 315 pages
  • Publisher: Palace Park Press (18 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BFXKQ3C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #233,895 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in Hereford in 1981, i was incredibly well behaved and diligent until the age of 11, took some time out for a few years, spent 4 years at Liverpool University, then moved to London. I've worked in Local Government since 2006 and written my first books - The Chronicles Of Hope - along the way.

It's about Frank Noon, a visionary working-class genius politician who knows how to fix society's problems and form a culture based around notions of kindness, science and reason rather than greed, power and elitist ideology. Early sales have been great and thanks to everyone who has come on board and supported the intentions of the project, merely that people question everything a little more. It's a project that will take me a few years to follow through to its conclusion, and there will be various publications in addition to the novels. You can sign up to follow the whole journey at www.thechroniclesofhope.com, and follow me on twitter @robertbreeze. Thanks, hope you enjoy.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Nadine
Format:Kindle Edition
Put simply I loved this book and can't wait for the next one to see where it goes. Mixing rhetoric blasts against authoritarianism with polemics against virtually every orthodoxy, let's hope it's message of encouraging critical thought and questioning everything becomes a permanent and influential one. Am desperately hoping it leads to the egalitarian utopia it hints at becoming a reality, but either way there are enough anarchistic blasts against every unquestioning conformist and many a politician in the meantime to keep a budding realist like myself feeling like I've found a political hero. The concept may seem a little far-fetched at times but the characters are funny, appealing, and in Frank Noon it showcases a politician who would finally offer a political alternative - think George Carlin meets Richard Dawkins. Very much character led I suspect that if you stay with the trilogy the story will develop to match the depth of the characters. Frank can be a little preachy at times, with his atheist stance sure to alienate a few readers (though not me, even though I'm a Christian I'm secure enough to consider all viewpoints). Simply, it's a thought provoking, humorous read, with the narrative and characters unique, funny and heart-warming. Just read it is all I can recommend, it's entertaining and Frank's take on numerous issues have kept me thinking about society and re-reading passages for weeks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 12 Mar. 2013
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From the opening chapter this is a book that deals with some prevalent issues in western society. Breeze demonstrates that too often we perhaps follow the masses and accept a convenient fix for some deep seated moral issues and he allows us insight to where this approach is ultimately going to lead the human race.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The 1984 of the 21st century? 10 May 2013
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Having seen the other reviews I find there’s no need to go into either the story or the characters, the former which I found good, the latter great. Instead I’ve seen a couple of people on other sites mention comparisons to Orwell’s 1984 so just a couple of comments on that. I think that as the trilogy develops the comparison will become more widespread (especially given that the title of the final book in the trilogy is 2084). I actually take from this book a stronger, if more subtle, criticism of totalitarianism than in Orwell’s book, whereas the title of the trilogy (The Chronicles Of Hope) is intriguing and suggests that this leads to a positive take on where the world might be heading in contrast to Orwell’s depressing and dark one. If this is the case then the protagonist, Frank Noon, will hopefully get his chance to lead British society, and the way the writer handles this should be fascinating to follow. Highly recommended read
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Ben
Format:Kindle Edition
I got a pre-copy of this from the author (seems to be coming more commonplace for first time authors to do that nowadays, thus I felt obliged to review!). Hooked from chapter one, I feel like blogging about each individual chapter in this book such are the issues it raises. The start sees Frank Noon close to admitting defeat and leaving the political scene when a controversial speech about climate change changes everything. The government offer Frank the chance to head up an intergalactic mission deemed successfully trialled by the US and China. He agrees, deeming it the best choice for his family's future. The rest of the story shows his battle to control the residents, firstly by using a critical therapist. The depth of Frank's character is engrossing, the concept of the characters original. As heart-rending as it was to feel his unhealthy self criticism it's hilarious to watch Frank embracing his emotional depths as he tries to push notions of friendship and love in order to knit the group closer together. Towards the end the story starts to hint at a more barbaric and far-reaching force behind the project, can't wait to see how that unfolds, let's hope Frank gets the chance to rule the world
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 2082: the chronicles of hope 3 April 2013
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It seemed to be dragging on a bit waiting for what you thought the book was turning into on a foreign alien planet, but as the book continued it got you more and more hooked to see how all the characters would turn out . I was glad to see that every body finally mucked in and got what they all wanted.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice read little dated 21 Mar. 2013
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A little slow but worth the time to finish, a little dated.
would not pay too much for it. a
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5.0 out of 5 stars This generations 1984? Not far off 18 Mar. 2015
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I read about this book on other sites and it was creating a fair buzz so decided to give it a go. It has been mentioned in the same breath as 1984 but I don’t think that’s fair, this is clearly the first book in the series so will have to now read the others to make any conclusions to that end. I actually take from this book a stronger, if more subtle, criticism of totalitarianism than in Orwell’s book, whereas the title of the trilogy (The Chronicles Of Hope) is intriguing and suggests that this leads to a positive take on where the world might be heading in contrast to Orwell’s depressing and dark one. If this is the case then the protagonist, Frank Noon, will most likely get his chance to lead British society, and the way the writer handles this should be fascinating to watch.
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I give this book 5 stars for the following reasons. The protagonist is a great character with original views, he's a working-class humanitarian genius politician and i think such a leader in the world could have such a positive impact on society. The other characters are original and the story, though slightly slow moving in places, hints at a utopia that i think most intelligent people in the world would subscribe to. Think 1984 meets one flew over the cuckoo's nest! I bought it after seeing that it had been retweeted by dawkins. Most thought provoking book I’ve read for ages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy this book and spread the word, it could genuinely make a...
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Published 17 months ago by Mark Rigsby
5.0 out of 5 stars Think Darwin meets Dawkins meets Carlin!
George Carlin was clearly a huge influence in this book. The protagonist is a revolutionary, visionary, humanitarian genius politician whose many rants on society are both thought... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Marin Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy this book and spread the word, it could make a positive...
The book champions a politician as its main character, one who the world badly needs - a revolutionary, humanitarian genius. Just read it.
Published 17 months ago by K Cowell
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love George Carlin you'll love this book!
Carlin was clearly a huge influence in this book. The protagonist is a revolutionary, visionary, humanitarian genius politician whose many rants on society are both thought... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kaikai Camilleri
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
The best story I have read for a long time. I like very much the way it is written, with quite alot of humor and surprises.
Published 19 months ago by Peter Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking
It did take me a while to get into this book. When you forget the setting and concentrate on the characters and social,political messages the book becomes enjoyable. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Old melv
3.0 out of 5 stars Really
Well as the 3 stars show I thought it was okay although the thought that by 2082 we would be reducing the world population by sending the undesirables to other habitable planets... Read more
Published on 14 May 2013 by Paul
1.0 out of 5 stars I gave up....
I gave up reading before I gave up the will to live. I rarely give up on books but the language/grammar is so poor, the plot line so weak, the incorrect use of adjectives ..... Read more
Published on 6 April 2013 by Chris Robertson
4.0 out of 5 stars Review
Interesting book. The ending lost me slighlty but other than that, a very intriguing book. I do recommend to everyone.
Published on 5 April 2013 by J
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