Book Review: “2121:Twilight’s Last Gleaming (Revolution Book 1) By Karl Morgan @KarlJMorgan #RRBC

 

Hello and welcome to my book review of “2121: Twilight’s Last Gleaming (Revolution Book 1) by Author Karl Morgan:

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Meet the author:

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Biography

I love science fiction and fantasy! As a normal, breathing human being, I have my own ideas about how and why we are here. I also have my views on why evil and good exist in this world. Put all of that together and I am blessed to have the chance to share my words with you, my readers.

Writing continues to be an adventure for me. Each story refines my skill and allows me to delve into different aspects of my personality and to better define my world-view. But please do not think that makes me special. We are all on our own adventures, and hopefully, each of our lives allows us to learn and grow.

If you are interested in stories that will challenge how you see the universe around you, my books might be right up your alley. Expect the unexpected. I have written space operas where you can travel the universe and see how much and how little things change from planet to planet and species to species. I have and am writing crazy stories about people who somehow end up with incredible talents that can and do change the world. And believe me, the adventure has just begun.
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BLURB:

Is America’s future in the hands of a fourteen-year-old boy? Jack Kennedy is growing up in a nation destroyed by a corrupt, uncaring government. While the elites live in splendor in their domed city centers, the masses live in squalor and poverty. Farmers struggle to survive in walled villages to protect themselves from the terrorists and gangbangers who ravage the countryside.

The elderly are banished as there is no will or money to support them. The promise of our country has become a dystopian nightmare where life is hard and hope is an illusion.

Until now, Jack’s life has been good. When his best friend ventures to the nearby Ottumwa Free City to look for his former coworkers, Jack hitches a ride and discovers our president’s horrific secret. The truth is revealed in the slaughterhouse, and their lives will ever be the same again.
In this fast-paced action thriller, Jack and his friends and family must fight the most violent and terrifying forces of man and nature to stay alive. If they succeed, perhaps there is hope for all of us; if not, we are doomed and America will be forever lost.

My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ A dark vision of a future tinged with hope.

This book captured my attention immediately. Predominantly because the central character’s name of Jack Kennedy invoked immediate images and thought of another great man who carried this name. One wonders if this was deliberate: if so it certainly worked for me.

The world of 2121 is a terrifying place to try and survive. I’m reminded of Soylent Green in many ways. Author Karl Morgan doesn’t spare us from the stench of corruption in the book. He takes us into the darkest recesses of man’s inhumanity and he does it without flinching. The inhuman side of humanity is revealed in strong language which I found absolutely necessary. The author has used military terminology to great effect and has clearly done extended research.

The rich and privileged live in absolute comfort, protected under their domed city.

While the poor try to survive the utter devastation and poverty. The elderly are banished and cannibalism has become the acceptable norm.

Yet there lingers a dream and a hope amongst those that see a different future, that premise keeps the book from being too painful to read. I became a little confused in parts where the threads of the story overlapped. However, this was a good read and I’ll be reading more of this author’s work as a result. not for the faint-hearted, but for those that enjoy hard-hitting writing this should prove a most enjoyable read.

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