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- Print Length: 375 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 15, 2009
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0031Y6TKW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,921 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Uprising (The Fall of Haven Book 1) Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
He draws influence from such authors as Orson Scott Card and Dan Simmons as well as from his primary hobby in gaming. His goal as an author is to ferry readers to new worlds, to tell amazing stories, and simply to enjoy the wonders of literature. His current project is a follow-up novel or series to the popular Fall of Haven series, currently entitled Beyond Haven.
Top Customer Reviews
Haven has a feel similar to Orwell or Huxley as far as the storyline and writing style in my opinion and it is well though out and well written.
The characters are believable and not cardboard 2 dimensional beings.I find myself rooting for or hating characters which I rarely find novels are able to do for me.I like strong female characters and this book definitely has one in Kaylee. She is tough but likeable and knows how to take care of herself but shows moments of doubt and weakness which makes her very believable.
Its hard for me to find books that suck me in so completely but this one definitely has. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes Sci/Fi with a hint of social commentary. It is well worth the price and I look forward to reading more by Justin K.
I would have given it 5 stars but there are several typos and editing could be better. The typos not completely distracting as the mistakes are few but they are there and the editing could have been better.
This writer has a good imagination, and coming up with original story lines hard to do. If the scenes had been limited to just what moves the plot along and if the mechanics had been paid any attention, this could have been a winner.
In this post-apocalyptic nightmare, it is truly a struggle to survive unless you are a Citizen. If you are a Citizen you are well-fed, well-sheltered, well-clothed and healthy. To be a Citizen is to live separate from the filthy and downtrodden, the disease ridden and the poor. To not be a Citizen is to fight to survive. Danger lurks around every corner in many guises; murder, starvation, disease, exposure to elements and lack of basic necessities.
The struggle between classes is reminiscent of times past and present; a different setting, certainly, but it smacks of the same prejudice that has always existed whether it be racial, social etc... of course, In Haven it is much more extreme.I like the way the author integrated it into the dystopian setting where people are starving, being kidnapped and `reprogrammed' in order to serve the elite. It is a compelling book and very well written.
I look forward to more works from Mr. Kemppainen. I'm not sure if there is a sequel in the works or not. If so, I'll definitely read it or anything else he writes.
As to what the book is about - it's a dystopian world in the vein of We, Brave New World, Anthem, and that general theme - you know, extreme social stratification, enslavement, tyranny, etc. There's more to it than that, but others have summarized it nicely and I don't want to give spoilers or a huge plot summary. I found most of the characters likeable, or at least understandable. Of course, there are a few characters I wanted to smack or get theirs.
The pacing was pretty good - a few parts seemed to be a bit slow, but I think it was mostly my impatience to find out what was going on with Character X or Z. As for the typos mentioned in earlier reviews, I didn't notice many in this (revised) copy. I'm glad there was an epilogue as well.
I hope there's a sequel. I would buy it. According to the last page, it should be out this year, but I don't see it listed. Guess I'll need to keep watch.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are a lot of characters, both good guys and bad guys. Takes a little work to keep them apart. But it's a thought-provoking book that is very entertaining.Published 2 months ago by Jeff
This novel reads like a teenager tried to write Elysium (which was a movie filled with flaws, but still better than this novel; who over the age of 25 would make a thinly-veiled... Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Persinger
I found this book a very exciting read, went straight onto read Exodus (the fall of Haven book 2)Published 6 months ago by Brenton bahr
I read this book before a couple years ago back when it was still called Haven, and I loved it enough to search it out again. So excited to read exodus :)Published 11 months ago by heather
Is an ok book. Just is according to what a person's likes or dislikes.Published 16 months ago by Richard K. Brosie
its been awhile since i read this book, but i felt i should rate it since i enjoyed it so much and read the sequel, which is also awesome! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Loretta
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|The Haven Sequel||
I'm glad to hear there'll be a sequel. I was hoping there might be.
I'm looking forward to your next novel, you're on my 'to be watched' list so I'll be waiting for it! Any hints you want to throw out there on the story-line? Are you staying with the same genre?
Nov 2, 2010 by Kristi-The Book Faery | See all 13 posts
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