- File Size: 766 KB
- Print Length: 308 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Vincere Press (April 24, 2016)
- Publication Date: April 24, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01ERVHWI0
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Compiled in an easy-to-read format of short stories which are all intertwined 25 Perfect Days takes the reader on a journey through forty years. We watch as characters age, fall in their battle, procreate and attempt to carry on the fight. Seemingly innocent and small interactions are expanded upon as the years tick by and the tiny threads that bind all the characters together are strong. The cast of this adventure is large and while there is a appendix at the end of the book which identifies each one and key points of their story, it’s recommended not to look at it until you read the entire book for the first time. There are spoilers in that explanation and it’s thrilling to read it afterwards and find out if how you thought you organized things in your head match the path Tullius paved.
Tullius times each story perfectly. They’re packed with plenty of action and none of them feel too short or too long. Just enough information is given in each piece to keep the reader hooked and dying to know more. In this twisted world which shares some alarming similarities to the world we currently live in it’s hard to separate some friends from foes. Children are stripped of all their innocence, friends and family are pitted against each other and those who try to put up even a tiny amount of resistance are viciously brutalized.
The fabric of the world the reader will find themselves in is wonderfully woven. Each character that has a name is a piece of the overall puzzle, no matter how small it may seem at the time. The execution of such an intense and intricate story line without missing a beat or faltering on obscure facts shows the depth of Tullius’ writing skills.
In this embattled world where we’re left wondering what exactly happened in Canada, as a reader you can’t help but feel agony over the situations the characters find themselves in. There is no discrimination; the poor and the wealthy are all victims of this post-apocalyptic world where God has abandoned all designs.
25 Perfect Days: Plus 5 More is a series of interlocked stories that detail the descent into a totalitarian state. That's not to say that they take place only over 25 days - it takes some time to fall into a world where the living would probably envy the dead.
The world-building is superb. Think 1984 crossed with the mega-churches of Falwell and Robertson and you're getting there. The novel goes beyond the concept of the government merely controlling where you live, work, play, learn, etc. to where the government controls your weight, your thoughts, your very right to life. It's a world where "if only" no longer exists, and the only behavior allowed is the one decreed acceptable by the government.
Characters, considering that they generally appear for only a chapter or two, are fairly completely drawn, with just enough left for the reader's imagination to latch onto and complete.
The writing is smooth and precise, a keen edged knife that, at times, cuts right to the heart of a character and gives the reader a visceral shock.
All in all, 25 Perfect Days Plus 5 More is a tale that can be disturbing, yet leaves the reader, long after the book is closed, thinking "I wonder...." I recommend this novel to fans of dystopia and/or post-apocalyptic scenarios. You won't regret reading it. You might be disturbed by the ideas it raises, but you won't regret reading it.
It is a fast read. The characters are familiar and heroic, you almost wish you knew them in real life, while others you identified with easily. This book is made up of 25 (plus 5 more) individual yet interlocking stories. It was hard to put this book down!
My only reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5 was that I wish I had read it in one sitting. Because this book is made of up different stories, I had to go back to try remember who was who. Though at the end of the book there is a character guide (which I wish I had discovered earlier). Try not to take long pauses between readings because you will lose the flow of the book. Other than that I really enjoyed this book and will definitely recommend it to others! :)
It's a very disturbing book in the sense that parts of it could happen. There is a breakdown in law in which there are no more trials for people. Overpopulation which is then controlled by the government in forced sterilisation among women as a start and then increasingly gets more violent and selective. Poisoned meat and medicated water supplies to decrease population and to make people happy little sheep. A militant religious organisation that not only controls the country but also takes away any babies born to women who can't afford to buy them from the government.
It's a book that grabs you and makes you think of what may or may not happen.