Take a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, he and his loving brother are thrust into a work camp; reminiscent of Nazi controlled Europe.
Travel back in time to a brilliant young chemist who is developing drugs for mind control.
Jump forward to the recent past and witness the birth of a seemingly benign totalitarian government. The populous is afraid, unemployment and crime are high. A small time politician is extremely uncomfortable with the politics as his party rises to ascendancy in modern England.
These are the high points of the plot, there are several smaller subplots also.
While seeming to be irreconcilable, these plots and subplots are woven into a fascinating tale. Mr. Kenyon has brought us an interesting angle to the typical dystopian future story.
I have to say that learning about Asperger’s through Paul’s eyes was very rewarding.
However, with so many threads to pull, I was not surprised that the pace of the book was up at times and down at others. I understand that you cannot have a breakneck speed constantly, but there were several spots that were dragging quite a bit. To be fair, the rest of the book flowed quite well.
There were quite a few spelling errors, not the type where it is a British spelling as opposed to American. I am talking about misplaced words, missing words, and the occasional multiple words. As if there were some words left from an incomplete edit of a sentence.
To sum up: I enjoyed the story even though the ride was pretty bumpy at times,
a lot of potholes in the road. I will give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. If the spelling had been a lot cleaner it would have been a higher score.
This is definitely a good read. The ending left me glowing!
The book is on Amazon, twitter: @stuartkenyon81