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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting, entertaining, and original story!, 10 May 2013
This review is from: Bill Invisible (Kindle Edition)
I've purchased several novels at bargain prices by unknown authors lately, with admittedly varying success, hit the jackpot with this one however. This is a great story which can be enjoyed and appreciated on many levels, a modern day morality play, a well plotted mystery with clever twists and turns, and a genuinely funny and pointed political satire. Monroe populates his novel with a wide array of nicely developed characters, from the immensely likeable to the truly repulsive. No black and white, good or evil simplicity here though, he does manage to inject them with enough complexity to allow them to ring true. There are some real baddies though, mostly politicians, who are made larger than life, almost caricatures, but this is clearly done for comic and/or dramatic effect and never over reaches. The novel does a great job of intertwining several divergent plot lines, which results in many of the characters crossing paths in a believable and engaging way. I thought the story worked especially well as a cautionary tale, expounding on certain current social and political ills in a way that was both persuasive and disturbing. Particularly as it was easy to imagine how a society might well descend into the one sketched by Monroe in his story. I very much enjoyed this book, and found it very interesting, quite original, and really entertaining. Definite thumbs up!
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