Tuesday, 16 July 2013
25 Perfect Days
By Mark Tullius
Summery courtesy of goodreads.com
A totalitarian state doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s a slow, dangerous slide. 25 Perfect Days chronicles the path into a hellish future of food shortages, contaminated water, sweeping incarceration, an ultra-radical religion, and the extreme measures taken to reduce the population.
Higher taxes, strict gun control, an oppressive healthcare system. Complete media control, genetically modified food, experimentation on citizens. The push of depersonalizing technology, unending wars, government sanctioned assassinations. Is this collection of stories merely science fiction or soon to be fact? Are these policies designed for the greater good or disguised to benefit a chosen few at the expense of the masses? Is this brave new world the best we could do or part of a sinister grand plan?
Through these twenty-five interlinked stories, each written from a different character’s point of view, 25 Perfect Days captures the sacrifice, courage, and love needed to survive and eventually overcome this dystopian nightmare.
Thank you NetGalley and Vincere Press, for giving me the opportunity to read 25 PERFECT DAYS, I got exactly what I was hoping for and so much more it was a disturbing but mesmerizing read. Move over The Hunger games and Divergent,Mark Tullius has done the impossible; hes produced a dystopian novel that teens and adults will both enjoy; thanks to the array of characters you encounter throughout the 25 short stories that make up 25 Perfect days.
In this post apocalyptic world, everyday life is a struggle and you do your to survive and get by., if life doesn’t kill you, your lucky because it will try again.
Each story has a cast of characters that are trying to get by. In this world the religious leaders have determined they know best and as long as you agree with that doctrine you will be okay. You lose all your independence and most of your money and belongings but you survive. The religious dogma floats through most of the stories here.