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Based off of the title of this book ending with "Volume 1, Season 1, episodes 1-4" I am led to believe that there are probably many more books to come in this series. To be honest I don't know if I will read any of the follow up novels.
Short Summary: In a small fictional town, a sheriff holds the town under his thumb by abusing his power and smiting his enemies with brute political and police force. Our four main characters, Ted, Clydene, Mira, and Michael, fight the sheriff's power through protests. They find themselves in a quagmire of trouble as one is falsely arrested. They encounter several individuals who need their help in fighting the Sheriff and his abuse of power.
The writing style in this book flows well and is very easy to read for the most part. At times the technical jargon and step by step wading through of the computer process that Clyde goes through becomes tedious and it becomes quite easy for the reader to tune out. However, on the whole this is a very simple book to get through, and I notice only one typo through the entire book. The cover and printing is attractive enough, and the writer is skilled. At the end of the book I did have trouble when we started leaping backward and forward in time, predominantly because the story had been linear up until the last 50 pages where we begin leaping backward and forward in time for no real discernable purpose. I didn't feel that the "back in time" bit added anything at all to the rest of the story. Perhaps this will become more important in a follow up book; however as a stand alone, I felt that it should have been cut because it adds more confusion then important information.Read more ›
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Political ideology together with the prioritizing of national crises sometimes decides which injustices on a list which every government must address are met first. All local government is a subset of the nation's it is a part of; so, how far we will go as a nation toward righting current wrongs will be clearly noticeable in our own communities. Abe's Turn as you may or may not know is a novel with a conscience that is struggling with a growing awareness of injustices imposed on peace loving citizens. It is an outcry against authority gone awry. What is scarier still is that all the stories in it were taken from real life situations. Is there reason to hope that the national conscience is focused for good on the concerns raised in this story or is the book itself somewhat prophetic of hard times to come! You should read Abe's Turn and decide for yourself.
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