Going Shogun

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On paper, their plan was simple...

The remains of society live within a divisive caste system, under the almighty, oppressive rule of The Board. Their Ultimate Directive is to Preserve Control, and it's maintained by a nearly omniscient, high-tech crime unit patrolling every street. They're called Board Agents, and everybody knows, you don't go up against a Board Agent, and you don't test the authority of The Board.

That is, everyone except two...

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Overview

On paper, their plan was simple...

The remains of society live within a divisive caste system, under the almighty, oppressive rule of The Board. Their Ultimate Directive is to Preserve Control, and it's maintained by a nearly omniscient, high-tech crime unit patrolling every street. They're called Board Agents, and everybody knows, you don't go up against a Board Agent, and you don't test the authority of The Board.

That is, everyone except two desperate waiters named Forklift and Brick. They work at a restaurant called Wishful Thinking, where the top secret recipes for exotic dishes (like Chocolate Pumpkin Veal Mini Muffins and Sushi Yogurt) are so highly coveted that customers resort to bribery and begging like children.

Forklift and Brick concoct a foolish scheme to steal and sell the recipes on an extremely illegal, black market website called RollerNinja. But, when their plans are demolished by the discovery of a murdered hacker, they're forced into a fast-paced adventure through the city's seedy underground where they must find an answer to the ultimate question: Who's really in Control?

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Editorial Reviews

GeekDad - Erik Wecks
"The story is all candy coated comic goodness, which will keep you laughing out loud and reading at breakneck speed to keep up with the adventure. Lindsey is a smart social critic, at ease telling a story which brings to light the difficulty young people have coming of age in a land which no longer provides any upward mobility but still demands fidelity to the material consumption the young can no longer achieve."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477593936
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 6/3/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernie Lindsey grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia, herding cattle and chopping firewood, and has spent his life telling stories to anyone that will listen. He has worked as a professional writer in some form for the past decade and now lives in Bend, OR with his wife Sarah and their six-toed Hemingway cat, Luna.
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  • Anonymous

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 28, 2014

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