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We, The Watched (Volume 1) Paperback – August 10, 2013
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About the Author
Adam Bender is an award-winning journalist and author of speculative fiction that explores modern-day political fears with a balance of action and romance.
Adam has reported extensively on technology and the international debate between personal privacy and national security. He was a senior journalist for Computerworld, Techworld and CIO in Sydney, Australia. Previously, he covered US politics on Capitol Hill for the esteemed Washington trade journal, Communications Daily.
Adam has won journalism awards for his articles from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Specialized Information Publishers Association.
Adam self-published two dystopian sci-fi novels: WE, THE WATCHED and DIVIDED WE FALL. He is adapting WE, THE WATCHED into a screenplay and writing an epic new story, THE WANDERER AND THE NEW WEST.
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Checked it on GoodReads, reviews were positive so went ahead and a bought the Kindle version.
I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the story and the way characters developed within such a short span.
The dream sequences highlighted the internal turmoil in a pretty amazing way.
On the downside, I was hoping to see more active kind of surveillance, where gadgets and screens constantly reminded the fact that The Watched, were being watched.
That again, is not a complain it is just a matter of personal taste.
We, The Watched is an excellent read and tackles modern concerns of unchecked increasing government/church power. It paints a picture of a world where the government claims to be at war with a foreign threat, but is really embattled against its citizens. There is definitely inspiration from great works such as 1984 here. The book's pacing is just right for its subject matter, and we get to observe the truth of the world unfold alongside Seven.
I recommend this book as it's entertaining, but more importantly, thought-provoking in today's cultural and political landscapes.
The main character, Seven, wakes up in a park with amnesia and ventures into the city which is like a police state at war with the Underground attempting to overthrow them. Soon enough Seven has connected with the rebels and joins them on their missions to gather information while murdering Guards who get in the way.
Spoiler Alert. Like in the story it is revealed Seven has been undercover using a memory wipe. Does Seven chose to resume his old self or go forward as a rebel? Adam Bender provides the same conclusion as P. Dick in his story.
One star for stale plot.
I won't ruin the fun for everyone else...it's worth a read!
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