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The year is 2056. Shots Fired in the Melting Pot is meant to be standard, 3-D hologram reality show fare, placing six unlikely roommates together in a New York penthouse to “illustrate ideological differences between passionate people.” The contestants include Litz Rack, a liberal and lascivious plumber with a checkered past; Richard Orton, the editor of Feature Films for Families and a token Republican; Jazzy Auburn Michelle, an extroverted yet insecure comedian; Fassim Johnson, a ruthless paparazzo with little concern for the privacy of others; Cody “CKB” Black, a career criminal with a knack for social media; and Stoney Akuda, a New York cop looking for a reason to deploy deadly force. They are competing for a cash prize, though each also conceals a personal agenda. Things start off with the expected barrage of trash talk and flirtation, but the situation quickly escalates as the producers throw new elements into the series in an attempt to raise the stakes even higher. With the increased spotlight, the personal histories of the contestants are drawn more and more into the mix, complicating their lives both on and off camera. It’s only a matter of time until real shots are fired and the inhabitants of the melting pot are forced to decide which of their rivals might prove most useful as partners." - Kirkus Reviews.
About the Author
- ASIN : B019URHTQG
- Publisher : No Apologies Publishing (February 9, 2016)
- Publication date : February 9, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1534 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 273 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,557,536 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Only drawback is the sudden ending- left me feeling the err was left ajar.
Do recommend this for writing style and intrigue.
Top reviews from other countries
Although the story is set in 2055 it seems as if nothing has changed at all, the same TV, the same cars, phones,...the same prejudices. (When I look back 30 years a lot has changed!)
The author discribes the characters throughout the whole novel in a strange way: the twenty-six-year old comedian or the Muslim photographer, as if he wants to avoid "he" or "she" or call them by their names.
The premise is interesting and promisses conflict. Six very different persons with personal secrets in a TV show living together in a loft. The difference to "Big Brother" is that they can leave the loft and continue their normal jobs.
Of course the situation escalades.
There is some suspense, some interesting friendships, but the surprising end didn't convince me.