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a bit of a muddle,
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This review is from: World-Mart (Kindle Edition)On the whole this is a pretty well written piece, the world is a believable place.
The trouble is you can tell the writer is either young or unfamiliar with scifi in general as the idea of corporate society isn't a new one, it was best covered in the movie Rollerball (based on the short story The Rollerball Murders by Norman Jewison).
The idea that one is born into a place in society has been done in things like 1984 (and Brazil).
The various classes of life are completely believable as are the drones who do their jobs without thought or question.
The main characters aren't very well rounded and have no empathy or emotional depth. I found it very hard to invest in them.
Death in this book seems like an afterthought, even when its someone fairly important to the storyline the death is quick then brushed under the carpet.
There is no real ending as such, the book moves towards some sort of action by the deviants that either takes place then is ignored or is about to take place then the book suddenly ends without addressing the issue. Its a very odd way of finishing unless I missed something when I read it.
The really unforgivable thing about this work is it hasn't been spellchecked or proofed fully. I found several silly spelling mistakes and a section where a sentence doesn't make sense because several words are transposed.
If these were fixed and the ending was more definitive then this would be a decent little read.
It certainly occupied me for a few days and I think it would make a good tv sf short show.