Corporations control all of the world’s diminishing resources and all of its governments, dividing the world into two types of people: those who unquestioningly obey, and those who die.
Most of the world’s seventeen billion humans are unconscious, perpetually serving their employers as part of massive brain trusts. The ecosystem has collapsed, naturally growing plants have been declared illegal, and everything from food to housing to medicines must be synthesized from secretions of genetically modified bacteria. Only corporate ambulatory workers can afford patented synthetic food, and non-corporates fight for survival in the city’s sprawling, grotesquely violent ghetto known only as the Zone.
Nineteen-year-old waitress Eadie challenges the hierarchy when she assists a bedraggled alcoholic known as the Prophet, drawing massive social-control machinery into play against her. The Prophet predicts she’s the general who will lead a revolution, and a few desperate souls start listening. How can she and her followers possibly prevail when she’s being hunted by a giant corporation and the Federal Angels it directs?
|Publisher:||Mark D. Diehl|
|File size:||816 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Mark D. Diehl writes novels about power dynamics and the way people and organizations influence each other. He believes that obedience and conformity are becoming humanity's most important survival skills, and that we are thus evolving into a corporate species. Diehl has: been homeless in Japan, practiced law with a major multinational firm in Chicago, studied in Singapore, fled South Korea as a fugitive, and been stranded for weeks in Hong Kong. After spending most of his youth running around with hoods and thugs, he eventually earned his doctorate in law at the University of Iowa and did graduate work in creative writing at the University of Chicago. He currently lives and writes in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It's a page-turner.
In this world, animals and plants has gone extinct and the people must survive off engineered products from food to medicine. This divides people into those that are willing to serve the corporation, the more service the higher ranking and more benefits. Those unwilling to serve are herded into the Zone and left to scavenge for survival. The story revolves around several people but the book is about Eadie, a nineteen year old waitress that steps up and helps someone in trouble called the Prophet. He tells her that she is supposed to lead a revolution against the corporations. This is the first book in the series and I think it did a great job starting everything off. You have a bleak world and those that choose to serve or fight. We all know that I’m a sucker for dystopian stories. But then the story went a little sideways. There were so many points of views that I got a little lost and spread thin. Although the book is about Eadie I think more time could have been spent on her. Because of being all over the place I had a harder time getting into this story or really caring about many of the characters. Having said that, this is a good story and a good start to the trilogy. I am curious to see where it is going to go from here. I think this is one that dystopian readers would like. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.