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It is well written and does what it should, draw you in from the beginning. It doesn't take long to see where the plots heading, and it’s a journey you willingly take, because questions have to be answered!
"In A Right State" is a peculiar book, far from easy to review. In a nutshell, it's a dystopian twist on a future Great Britain, one where corporations rule the country and everything is focused on business and profit. The story opens, quite intriguingly, on one of the main characters, Duncan, as he follows with some trepidation the auction of his deceased wife's body parts: in a time when the wasteful past (our present) has been replaced by a heightened consciousness of our resources, CO2 emissions have been eliminated and solar power rules, the environmental cost of a burial or a cremation is unthinkable, hence the auctioning off of a body for research purposes. Waste not, want not.
The problem is, Duncan has a little secret that close examination of his wife's body will reveal: he grows real, organic vegetables in a plot under his home - and that makes him an outlaw, because only OGM food is the accepted norm, or rather the law. So he destroys the underground garden and runs away with a few bags of precious seeds, with the corporate police hot on his heels.
Amy, on the other hand, is the dutiful employee of a major corporation - she might not be happy about her non-existent career prospects, but she keeps being the good drone she's been taught to be, until the day her innocent workplace association with deceased Nicole - Duncan's wife - puts her under suspicion, and she decides to burn all bridges behind her, taking Duncan along in a mad flight that will put them in contact with the mysterious Colonel, a man who seems hell-bent on undermining the system.Read more ›
All in all, it was an enjoyable read and a great effort for a first novel.
I thought the characters were cool, i felt myself become quite attached to the females in the story, a certain 'splash around in a fountain' was fun. I recommend people to read this, its a good short book which gets you thinking about the way our culture is surely heading, delving into mr Ellis mind for a while is a little scary... but worth it.
p.s i love the cover..... read the book and look at it again!!!. Well done Ben
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Throughly enjoyed this book and loved the references to my home town. Great believable characters and interesting plot made this book an exciting read. Read morePublished on 24 May 2015 by Claire Ward
Excellent debut novel, worryingly realistic and convincing, it can only be a matter of time before some of the events become true!Published on 19 April 2015 by LIAM PRYCE-JONES
Futuristic but with scarily plausible scenarios: Get ready for your pulse racing and imagination running free. Read morePublished on 9 Feb. 2015 by Helsbells79
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