The Korpes File

The Korpes File

by J. I. Rogers

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Overview

"As if being born Diasporan wasn't enough, Technician Nash Korpes had the bad luck to resemble his Tyran ancestors almost identically in both form, and manner. These traits, though highly prized by the special projects division at the shadowy Korlune Military Research and Development, mark him as a specter from their warlike past. With only his intellect holding his sanity in place, he wages a private war against the entire socioeconomic status quo and begins to uncover the truth that threatens them all."--- The Korpes File contains coarse language, adult situations, and controversial themes such as, but not limited to racism, xenophobia, arranged marriage, genocide, and genetic experimentation. Set against a dystopian sci-fi backdrop, and told from multiple point-of-views, the story centers around the main character's experiences as a genetic anomaly. ---

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995156630
Publisher: ISBN Canada
Publication date: 03/02/2017
Series: Korpes File Series , #1
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Korpes File 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Literary_Titan More than 1 year ago
Few debut books attempt to achieve what J. I. Rogers set out to achieve, and even fewer are able to create a story that is so unlike everything else out there. The Korpes File is one such work and a stellar debut novel for Rogers. Nash Korpes, a technician, born a Diasporan, the underclass of his world. When he is marked by the ruling class as a threat due to his genetic make-up, it is up to his own intelligence to fight back against not only the ones who hunt him, but the entire ruling class that looks down on everything from their comfortable high-rises. The goal of Nash and fighting what is essentially the 1% in Korpes’ world is both thrilling and interesting. And danger is never far from the characters in the form of corporate assassins, mass killings, and political intrigue. It is truly a dangerous, but wondrous world to inhabit all at the same time. The city states hide underground from the caustic rains on the surface, while the elites work on new ways to maintain control by subverting the masses under them. Both a gritty thriller and action-packed adventure, The Korpes File is a fast-paced race to the end, as Nash attempts to survive in this dystopian world. Yet, all of our investment isn’t solely spent on Nash, but on the plethora of other characters who fill these pages. The multiple points-of-view is surprising, especially in a first novel, but Rogers is able to pull this off by making sure all of his characters are dynamic, and at their core real “people.” This was probably one of the best parts of this book, and feeling all of their motivations and emotions was a particular pleasure, especially in a genre when the focus can rely too much on background technology or plot. Some of the pacing at times became a little strange with Rogers’ choice to skip over years in places, but it seemed to be a wash by the end. It isn’t often that a dystopian thriller can rise on a new set of legs, but Rogers sure does that here and makes sure that the start of his new series starts off running. This book will be a pleasure to readers of all genres, as long as they can tolerate a gritty undertone and sometimes brutal violence. If they can trust Nash, then they will be in good hands.
Nienor25 More than 1 year ago
I love TKF, it’s a great read. The characters are fleshed out and engaging, I particularly like the side characters. They have a lot of soul. I sometimes had a little bit of trouble keeping the names apart when I first started reading because there are quite a lot of them, but there are no cookie cutter characters. They all have distinct personalities and voices. The settings have a grit and toughness to them that really pulls you in and adds a lot of color to the plot. J. I. Rogers has managed to write a story that is both recognizable and fresh. There is large-scale political intrigue as well as smaller, personal side-plots. It leaves me wondering just enough that I can’t wait for the next installment.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite I really enjoyed The Korpes File by J.I. Rogers. I just like a book where a likable outcast takes on a tired socioeconomic system and I have to say, for me, a guy like Tech Nash X. Korpes is as likable a character as they come. He is an outcast and a genetic throwback, but he is a likable outcast, and a talented throwback. He is the guy you want on your team in any situation where winning is important. I can only speak for myself. I’m sure a lot of readers may not like Nash so much, but for me, I liked him from the start, maybe because his boss liked him; I don’t know. What I do know is that as the plot thickened and each choice became even more important, I liked Tech Nash that much more. A character you can empathize with and care about is important in any genre, and I cared about Tech Nash X. Korpes. All the characters in The Korpes File are written well, whether you like that particular character or not. J.I. Rogers is a skilled writer and I can tell that he has taken the time to hone his craft to perfection. I’m guessing he has a good team backing him up. The plot is tight and very well thought out. As for the setting, you jump into it before you even read page one. There is a map that helps you to imagine this place with ease. The futuristic and gritty setting is a strong pillar of The Korpes File. I thought every aspect of the story was strong, which is why I will be looking for the sequel.