The Year We Finally Solved Everything [NOOK Book]

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"Shan Won seems to only exist deep within the dark rumor-crazed underbelly of the internet. But the common thread throughout all this writing is glaringly obvious: people stumble upon Shan Won, espouse its perfection, and never, ever--ever--return."

The global economy is in tatters not because of humanity's faults but because of its accomplishment. The country of Shan Won, a small island state off the coast of China, has cured all of our ills, and like a black hole, a piercing singularity of perfection, it's ...

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Overview

"Shan Won seems to only exist deep within the dark rumor-crazed underbelly of the internet. But the common thread throughout all this writing is glaringly obvious: people stumble upon Shan Won, espouse its perfection, and never, ever--ever--return."

The global economy is in tatters not because of humanity's faults but because of its accomplishment. The country of Shan Won, a small island state off the coast of China, has cured all of our ills, and like a black hole, a piercing singularity of perfection, it's sucking the world dry of its stability and leadership and power.

Human traffickers become overwhelmed with smuggling hordes of North Americans across to Asia for a better life. And for Richard, to whom growing up seems to have solved nothing at all, escape seems to be his only option. But when he become reacquainted with Mia, the girlfriend of his twenties, he's no longer certain about just what's the problem and what's the solution. He only knows that he's running out of time.
The Year We Finally Solved Everything is a dark, ironic and fast-paced novel (55 000 words) about the sacrifices one makes to achieve perfection.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011126765
  • Publisher: Rudolf Kerkhoven
  • Publication date: 10/22/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 666,895
  • File size: 219 KB

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  • Posted June 12, 2011

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    Completely+divorced+from+humanity.

    It%27s+not+often+one+gets+to+critique+a+book+as+both+derivative+of+%22Atlas+Shrugged%2C%22+and+*even+less*+plausible+than+Rand%2C+but+%22Year%22+manages+both.+The+fictional+country+of+Shan+Won+in+Asia+has+%22solved+everything%22+and+is+willing+to+accept+all+comers+as+immigrants.+So%2C+a+small+percentage+of+people+%22go+Galt%22+---+er%2C+ah%2C+%22disappear%22+to+the+place%2C+and+the+world+gets+higgledy-piggledy.++Why+do+so+few+emigrants+have+such+an+outsized+impact+on+the+countries+they+leave+behind%3F+It%27s+never+said%2C+and+that%27s+hardly+the+biggest+loose+end+left+in+this+sloppily+thought+out+book.%0A%0AEven+%22free%22+is+too+much+to+pay+for+the+dubious+privilege+of+the+time+lost+from+one%27s+life+in+reading+this+book.++I+plowed+through+it+hoping+the+writer+would+at+least+show+enough+courage+to+sketch+out+what+he+thinks+a+utopia+would+be.+That+pay-off+never+comes%2C+though.++Perhaps+it%27s+all+meant+as+a+metaphor+for+the+futility+of+humanity+thinking+we+can+ever+improve+our+lot%2C+but+if+so%2C+who+cares%3F++About+all+the+ending+lacks+in+cowardice+and+cliche+is+for+the+protagonist+to+wake+up+and+discover+it+was+all+a+dream.++We%27re+spared+that%2C+mercifully%2C+but+little+else.%0A%0AFull+props%2C+though%2C+to+the+graphic+designer+who+did+the+cover+image.++It%27s+what+prompted+me+to+even+try+the+book.++I+hope+their+talents+may+be+used+on+a+work+more+deserving+of+them+soon.

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