- File Size: 332 KB
- Print Length: 67 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Haji Outlaw (December 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: December 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00QHIY7US
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,089,992 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Caramel: Part I Kindle Edition
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It may be the world we currently live in which has jaded our minds, but most futuristic novels showcase a bleak, if not entirely hopeless, prediction of what is to come. 'Caramel' is no different. If anything, it's one of the bleakest, despite the likely unintentional homage to Monty Python. Set in 2112 (a nice sounding year to those who like symmetry such as myself) this novella has a few issues, which are equaled thankfully with the way in which the world is described. The use of songs that are not necessarily popular today is a bit anachronistic to me. I have a hard time believing that a hit song by Prince (if that's what he's still known as) will survive another 98 years. There are some other issues with clichés and metaphors, but let's face it: there are plenty of issues with Game of Thrones but those haven't hindered its popularity.
Overall, 'Caramel' is an interesting story. It makes you want to know more about the mysterious characters, and more about the world - or rather the building - they live in. This seems to be the first in a series, which could have probably been written into one novel, but I'm still interested to see what happens next.
As with Haji's prior work that I've reviewed, the style is very engaging, the characters interesting and plausible, given their environment and scenarios. The action takes place in a dystopian future where an eco-disaster of some sort has taken place. The Haves are in control, with the hired Guns to keep them safe in their City. The Have-nots are lucky if they can get a place within the City as menial workers, or as Entertainment. Gladiatorial contests, life and death ones, are a common, if often short-lived way of gaining entry.
The story moves along swiftly, and one starts to grow fond of the characters, those not devoured by killer bunnies, of course. I look forward to reading the rest of Caramel's story soon, and highly recommend this as a starting point to what will surely be a successful book/series!
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