The Odyssey Gene Kindle Edition
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"...I'm sure it's going to shake a lot of people... The Odyssey Gene is more than a novel..." - Rob McConnell, X Zone Radio.
"Kfir Luzzatto brings us a great story with masterful descriptions, and a story that keeps the reader thinking." - Brian Vuyk, The Science Fiction Review.
"This exciting science fiction tale is a beleaguered man's journey for self actualization once he becomes a social pariah." - Harriet Klausner, Alternative Worlds.
"THE ODYSSEY GENE, is an engrossing story--a saga played out amid the cold, fearful indifference of society, and the vastness of space." - Cerri Ellis, FMAM - Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine.
"From the beginning, I became hooked in John's story." - Tracy Farnsworth, Roundtable Reviews.
About the Author
- File size : 5356 KB
- Print length : 306 pages
- Publication date : February 29, 2012
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B007FKCGOQ
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Pine Ten, LLC; 2nd edition (February 29, 2012)
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #341,350 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The whole story just seems thrown together and not well thought out. This is why I just couldn’t finish it.
The coolest thing is although the book was written almost 2 years ago - the civil rights issue and the plot line could have been taken from a headline of today.
To be fair - I did get this book for free from a special promotion - but it is definetly worth the kindle price of around 5 bucks.
If you google the author you can find his website and he offers a lot of promotions and freebies for this and some of his other books
This started off strong and intriguing. Then when the story went off planet it lost the focus. It started building up again then went flat with the ending. It seems the author did not know where he wanted to go with the story or what type of story he wanted to write. A discrimination story? A war story? The two did not mesh very well (even when the author tried to bring in the Positive gene. It seemed artificial and just stuck in). I would rather have seen the story continue with the positive gene instead of a civil war on the new planet. The ending made the entire story a waste of time. I think I will be giving this author a pass in the future.
Stunned by becoming an outcast, John knows the D-gene only means you have immunity to a nasty plague. He begins socializing with his new peers at seedy "positive" bars before deciding to escape hell on Earth for New Australia where the Andania colony is rumored to be a heaven for Positives. On the space ship he meets and falls in love with Entertainment Officer Dana. Upon arrival, John is drafted into the Andanian army where he finds brutality and atrocities everywhere as the New Australian "Newists" want to keep their superior position of being first using abuse to keep the newcomers Andanians down; while Andanians leadership remains preoccupied with rank has its privileges.
This exciting science fiction tale is a beleaguered man's journey for self actualization once he becomes a social pariah. John experiences first hand the impact of discrimination and the atrocities of war in which the heroes are leaders who never get bloody let alone feel discomfit while the losers are the countless pawns sacrificed for political expediency. Though the Newist perspective is lacking as readers only learn that John believes they are animals, mindful of Candide, Kfir Luzzatto uses outer space to paint allegories to contemporary situations on earth like sanctified marriage amendments, justified Iraqi preemption and righteous Israeli-Palestine indignation.