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This would certainly put an end to "rest homes", Medicare and Medicaid, and many other social programs and their costs. It would also put an end to family units as we now know them.
Windigo Soul is a well written, well thought out work of fiction which could just be an accurate eye into the future, you never know. An excellent read and I am in full agreement with another reviewer about wanting to see the sequel to this story.
Reading chapter one was touching to say the least. You see the life of Hank who has just turned 60, coping with the fact that he must retire. The goodbyes, the tears... I was definitely engrossed in this story; and then came chapter 2. I wouldn't consider what happens next ridiculous but it was definitely predictable. I no longer felt emotion, I know longer felt like Hank was 60. As a matter of fact he transformed as well as the book into Chuck Norris from Delta Force.
It's not a bad read, but it's not a great one either. The potential that the first chapter illustrated was quickly dissipated. Realizing that I am biased against short stories coupled with the change between Chapter one & two, I feel you should read other reviews just to be safe.
The premise of the book, that the government euthanizes everyone on their 60th birthday to control the population, is potentially interesting. The government conspiracy that the protagonist uncovers, on the other hand, is laughable. First of all, it's a rip-off of the Matrix - human bodies being used to generate heat for power plants? Really? Not only did they do this in the Matrix, it was the single worst part of the movie, since conservation of energy dictates that you're not getting as much heat out of these bodies as the energy you are putting into them to feed them. Then the author throws in a few more implausible twists, like the army of freedom fighters hiding in the woods near the power plant, somehow invisible to all the government's advanced technology. There's also the explanation that bodies not used for the power plants are being processed as meat and fed to the population. Ugh.
In addition, the writing isn't good, the characters limited in complexity, and there's a distinct lack of believability going on here.
Writing: 2.5 stars (mediocre)
Characters: 2.5 stars (mediocre)
Story: -5 stars (full-on atrocious)
Think about all the food additives that are already an accepted part of the foods we eat (pink slime immediately comes to mind). Think about how our planet is being systematically plundered of its precious resources in order to satisfy the demands of a population deluded into believing that its every demand can be met without repercussions. Then think about the fact that more than 25,000 people die daily from starvation. Then think about a government conspiracy of massive proportion determined to keep certain secrets at all costs. When I think of all these things and more, I can not help but wonder if Windigo Soul may be something of a predictor of something chillingly similar in our not-too-distant future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fast read, fun, and very thoughtful. The premise is compelling and keeps you turning pages.Published 22 days ago by L. Bradach
OK, this story covers familiar ground. But it is well written. It was a page turner for me. An over crowded Earth where people are terminated at age 60 would be a grim place to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ed_A
I really enjoyed this book and would led love to read a sequel. Robert Brumm is an excellent author--I have enjoyed every book I have read of his. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L V
Non-stop action. A sober look at a dystopian future. Good writing. A few inconsistencies but easy to overlook. I can imagine a movie based on this.Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth A. Kummer
Great book that brought to light something that could actually happen. Great work of fiction. Very entertaining and nearly impossible to put down. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a fun novel that uses a lot of old familiars in science fiction: toxic air, people killed at a certain age, shady government organizations, people calling each other... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kora87
This is truly an excellent book. Made me think back to an old movie Soilent Green. This story tells of a overpopulated world controller by the government. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
The book kept me on my toes. I wish it was a little longer and more detailed. Still very good.Published 3 months ago by Cherie
Reminded me of the movie,"Soylent Green" except to greater extremes. This would make a great movie! Can't wait to read more from this author.Published 5 months ago by Diane Lipka
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