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Posted January 25, 2013
Going Shogun is a white knuckle roller coaster ride through an a
Going Shogun is a white knuckle roller coaster ride through an almost comic book dystopia. It was like Brave New World and 1984 got slapped upside the head with a heap of Catcher in the Rye and Marvel Comics. It's humorous and witty, but sophisticated on another level.
Mr. Lindsey has a way of turning prose into an almost visual art. The characters are almost unbelievable, except he just simply makes you believe. You get into the heart, mind, and soul of the protagonist, and his com-padres. He paints a picture with his words, to the extent that you feel like you are right there, as if sitting in a theater watching the book unfold before you. He throws enough references to our popular culture, and history, that he makes you feel like this our future. Maybe it is.
Honestly, the first chapters or two are a little heavy, but it's absolutely necessary for the setting, much like the starting gate of a roller coaster. However, as it ramps up to speed, it takes twist and turns, races to the top, drops to the ground, and comes back fighting for more. In the end it finishes with a big loop de loop that'll leave you reeling.
If you are a fan of Orwell, Huxley, or Bradbury, or just plain good romp, then you absolutely will not be disappointed with Going Shogun. You'll probably even beg your friends to read it.
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Posted January 28, 2014