The year is 2031. The United States has sealed itself off from the rest of the world. The state of the country is dire; the Constitution is ancient history, the poverty level is at an all-time high, and there is more corruption in the government than ever before. And oh yeah, Mel Gibson is president. But something is wrong with Mr. Gibson. He doesn't seem quite...human. What unfolds is a battle unlike any other. Bring on the Invaders, a secret society whose mission is to destroy the unknown forces in D.C. and take back this country.
From Marc Richard, author of Degrees of Separation and Those Eyes, comes a dark political science fiction thriller-comedy the likes of which you have never witnessed. Dystopia has never been this funny.
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" Ha, ha, ha, ha. Bleep, bloop. "
I just loved this book. Great narration of a funny, funky, irreverent, dystopian, almost stream of consciousness, piece of writing, it made me laugh out loud - something I do far too infrequently nowadays.
It starts as a chain email letter in which recipients are invited to say something about themselves then pass it on; but it pretty soon gets hijacked by a single author for his own ongoing story. Set some 15 years into a future where Mel Gibson is President and the USA is completely surrounded by the wall started by Trump, it pours out a soliloquy of angst against the powers that be, social isolation and interaction, loves and dislikes, moral (and immortal) disintegration and the subject's own recruitment into a spurious attempt to back the enigmatic Dave in his attempt to wrest the power for himself and hopefully his followers. Oh, did I mention the aliens? All as the email writer goes about his daily business.
As narrator, David Dear is perfect, capturing the fast talking, rather supercilious tones of the main email author. Slick and delicious, the underlying humour just oozes from his voice. I have not heard this narrator before but will certainly look out for him in the future.
As I will also look for more by Marc Richard.
Do not buy this book if you are repelled by sexual innuendo, irreverent takes on life and society and are shocked by slight dalliances with political incorrectness. Nor if you insist on a simple, straightforward story. But if this isn't you, go get this book now and enjoy. I'm off to look for Dave II.
Thank you so much to the rights holder from whom I received a complimentary copy of Dave, part 1, the Invaders, via Audiobook Boom. It has really brightened my day
- Norma Miles
A Futuristic Romp
- Kindle Customer