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- File size : 4126 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 158 pages
- Publication date : April 1, 2014
- Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (April 1, 2014)
- ASIN : B00J90F43U
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
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- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #878,414 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Besides all of that, The 10th Victim is a wacky little farce that takes place in a future where international war has been eliminated through the application of "The Hunt," a voluntary assassination game in which contestants are designated alternately as Hunters and Victims until they are killed or survive ten rounds. The main characters are attractive sociopath Caroline and handsome apathetic Marcello, both of whom are on their tenth round of The Hunt. Caroline is now the Hunter, and she has drawn Marcello as her Victim. Is this relationship doomed from the start?
Sheckley handles this tale of government-assisted homicide with a playfully tongue-in-cheek style that makes a morbidly fun read out of what has the potential for sci-fi moral posturing. The ending was a little bizarre and felt like a false stop, but considering that this isn't a book that begs to be taken seriously, it's a minor sin that can be forgiven. There are two more books after this in the "Victim" trilogy that I have yet to read, and I am definitely curious if the tone changes throughout.
Sheckley offers a unique solution to the problem of war by offering a controlled alternative form of violence. The only ding to the tale is the casual societal response as people enjoy being at the scene of a kill and there's little thought to collateral damage as well as mental illness influencing decisions. His vision of the 21st century is largely an emotionless society where anything goes as long as it doesn't scare the horses in the streets.
1) The hunt is open to anyone, man or woman, regardless of race, creed, or nationality, between the ages of 18 and 50.
2) Anyone entering is in for all 10 Hunts, alternately serving five as Victim and five as Hunter.
3) Hunters receive the name, address and photograph of their Victim; Victims simply receive notification that a Hunter is after them.
4) All kills have to be performed in person and there are severe penalties for killing the wrong person.
5) Price money is awarded in sums increasing with the number of kills.
6) A Tens winner, having gone the entire route successfully, is awarded almost unlimited civil, financial, political, and moral rights.
Now imagine what happens if Hunter and Victim start to love one another ... (This is the first of a 3 book series. The other two are: Victim Prime and Hunter/Victim. It is my understanding that this one 'The 10th Victim' was an European movie in 1965.)