Corrales, NM, United States | Member Since 2011
Yes. I am very unsophisticated about the financial system. Since the Recession began I have comprehended small bits of what happened and who the players are, but the picture is so big it's overwhelming. There is plenty of blame and finger-pointing to go around. This is essentially the story of one man's attempt to call attention to corporate criminal behavior and hold the felons accountable. However, it gave me a window into the workings of the financial system, its non-regulators, and the how fraud corrupts our political and financial system to threaten our way of life. I also gained insite into the paralysis of government, and why our politicians have become so unrepentant about their corruption.
The Sociopath Next Door because it explains institutional sociopathy clearly without completely talking down to the reader. Pushing readers out of their intellectual laziness without alienating them, when it's so much easier to take spoon-feedings from those who have the most to gain by fooling them, is a challenge beyond the grasp of most writers.. Most forms of media try to reduce your concentration level, so grabbing your attention and forcing you to work at understanding something complex, requires continually reminding the reader the information is important to them.
The author/protagonist's matter-of- fact incredulity was refreshing.
The Roman Empire with computers.
I was depressed that our problems seem so unfixable, yet the writer's unflagging optimism shines though. Hopefully, enough "smart people" will realize that winning by everyone else losing will ultimately erode the prey base so much they can't survive either.
This was the most probable and grimly realistic of the many Doomsday scenarios kicking around in the collective psyche. The ramifications for fatalities in the first 30 days are explicitly clear. The loss of mass communication will have inconceivable consequences for our culture and our way of life.
The " blinders off" description of our first month without electricity and mass communication.
The Protagonist. I think few communities would have such a person. Fewer still would listen.
Yes. It captured all of my attention.
Completely changed my "Prepper Plan"
This is a story about a badly damaged man and a badly damaged dog healing one another. I have seen this happen in real life, so it is gratifying to find that it has worked it's way into the action fiction genre.
I haven't read anything quite like it. Much of the story is told from the dog's perspective.
The right blend of passion and compassion to highlight the small redemptions each character experiences.
What becomes of war dogs when their war is over?
Maybe. The story line is so bizare, it might reveal more character development.
The paranoid computer geek, who drives the plot.
Haven't listened to other performances. He breathes life into a plotline that leaps from century to century.
The "reveal" of area 59
Improbable plot but captivating storyline.
Uber-hero seeks vengance
The sardonic humor of the protagonist
His delivery allows the story to flow naturally.
The improbable rescue by the "redneck militia".
A nice introduction to Deuterman. It is especially rewarding to discover he doesn't backtrack on his characters, positioning each for a sequel that never comes.
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