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- Print Length: 235 pages
- Publication Date: September 27, 2013
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FJ6DONK
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The character descriptions and point of view are presented particularly well, with protagonist we are rooting for and antagonist, well sometimes we might be rooting for them too. The author uses a mix of biblical references, present day controversies and popular sci-fi themes to thicken the plot, advance the characters and keep the pages turning.
This being Eric James-Olson's first publised work there is no telling where he'll go from here. A prequel is slated to be released sometime next year and the door is left open for an ongoinig series. This reader will be checking back to see what comes next!
Farm Colony 984 was overrun by the Cannibals and it was reported there were no survivors. Imagine the surprise in the head quarters when they found out there were 3 men alive! And, one of them was Cain..
It is amazing what corporate greed can do to honest men. Lots of lies leading up to this ending - and the ending is fitting considering the circumstances. I do feel empathy for Abraham's loss when the promise made to him was never fulfilled.
"Farmers and Cannibals" is an incredibly smart read. The language in which it is written is precise, descriptive, and crisp. It's not a book that pulls any punches, and assumes a certain level of intelligence from it's reader. That's not to say it makes you feel stupid, but I read a lot of books that go out of their way to explain things to you, like you're a toddler in need of having their hand held. This book doesn't do that. If you can't cope through a work of literary fiction on your own without the author spoon feeding you, then this book isn't for you.
That said, let's delve into it.
Though this book touts Francisco Cain as it's main character, I wonder if he is no more than just a reference by which certain plot points are revealed to the reader. Cain certainly envelopes the old-time traits of classical detectives; he's hard nosed, to the point, secretive, and bad ass. Other than a few sparse insights into his past, and they are brief, we're not given much to latch onto with Cain. He's simply there to propel the story forward.
For whatever lack of attachment you get from Cain, you get plenty from everyone else. The most interesting character-arch's came from this book's villains: Abraham and Dingane. Needless to say, if you like a good villain, this book will certainly feed your cravings...pun intended (if you count that as a pun...think about it). A question this book asks is: who is really the villain? On one hand you have invaders who have made themselves at home, and the other you have helpless natives struggling to get by. The viewpoint and narrative certainly make it clear who to root for, but a few lines of description here and there could easily switch that up.Read more ›
Well, 10 pages in and I was hooked. Not to mention a little mind blown. Saying the story was profound would be an understatement. The world building was brilliant. Strike that. The whole thing was brilliant. The story was set in the ruins of one society, at the hands of, and for the gain of, another. The story features one hell of a crazy dystopian future.
I liked a lot of things about this book. The characters were quite entertaining, unique even. While the focus is on the farm (as that's where majority of the story unfolds at), we still get glimpses of everyone else involved. I loved that the story jumped viewpoints so the reader got to see the events unravel from every sides' perspective. It's a story that makes you question your own morality as neither side was right or wrong, good or evil. Simply dancing to the tunes of a malicious puppeteer.
In light of all this, Cain was tasked with keeping the farm colony safe after the death of Jim, the previous head of security. Jim warned him not to trust anyone, but tension skyrockets as one incident after another occurs as soon as he arrived. Cain can't keep the farm safe on his own, but trusting the wrong person could very well end the lives of everyone involved. And as he toils in semi-secrecy, accusations were thrown all around, and no one knows who was really ally or foe.
The book was atmospheric, dark, and oppressive without being brooding and monotonous. The shadow of the traitor was always present, looming, but buried under more pressing matters. And there it sits, unseen, but felt all around.Read more ›
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Great book and interesting start to the series. I enjoyed it so much I got the second one! This book in particular I could see making a stunning movie!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the forth book I have read in this series. I like how each book within the series can be read at any time without reading the first book first. Read morePublished 12 months ago by KC
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.I was intrigued by the title and couldn't wait to read it.I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Karen Reese
This is the second book I've read from Eric James-Olson and I love the way he writes. It's a combination of Science Fiction, Literary Fiction and a little mystery. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Cyndi
The book starts off with the main character Cain accepting a post as Assistant Director of Security by Cannibals for a farming colony in Africa. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Brenchris
I received this from the author, Eric James-Olson, in exchange for an honest review! I've also read and reviewed another book from this series, Just After the Fall. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mark
I received a copy of this book for review.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's well written and I love the plot and the characters. Read more
Farmers and Cannibals by Eric James-Olson captures your attention with the unusual title and never loses it throughout the book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Deborah K. Johns
When I read the title of this book, I thought it would be about farmers and cannibals battling it out. After I started reading it, I quickly realized it was about a lot more. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Fei Mei Theriot
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