Highly reminescent of Orwell's "1984", this dystopian SF novel is very well written and focuses on mediatic manipulation. The last 50 pages or so are gripping and I had to read them without interruption. However, time travel screws everything up, creating serious consistency problems in the plot. Authors should consider never to use time travel. By doing so, they normally lose much more than they gain....Continua
I liked this book a lot. Post-apocalyptic society where most of humanity is living in bunkers below the earth, while the elite are turning the above world into parks. The people below haven't been told that the war is over and think they are manufacturing soldiers for the war instead of servants for the elite.
It's a nice book and lovely world that's envisioned. It is an interesting look at propaganda and getting people to believe what you want them to believe. I have to say I was a little disappointed by the ending. It felt like it was all building up to something and then just kinda petered away. (Makes me wonder if Mr. P. K. Dick had run out of drugs). Still definitely worth reading....Continua