It was the end of World War II. FDR's New Deal had redefined American politics. Taxes were at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had created a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business had many watching their backs. America's sense of freedom was diminishing... and many were desperate to take that freedom back.
Among them was a great dreamer, an immigrant who'd pulled himself from the depths of poverty to become one of the wealthiest and most admired men in the world. That man was Andrew Ryan, and he believed that great men and women deserved better. So he set out to create the impossible: a utopia free from government, from censorship, and from moral restrictions on science, where what you gave was what you got. He created Rapture - the shining city below the sea. But this utopia suffered a great tragedy. This is the story of how it all came to be... and how it all ended.
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So if your as big of a fan as me of the bio shock games then you will love this book. Even if you have never played the games this book is awesome in its own.
I have always loved the power of story telling. When I was younger I was all about movies and now I'm in to books.
It's such a Erie and amazing place that spend some time.
I can't yet I'm still waiting for the second book.
Yes but that's called a spoiler alert.
great to have a satisfying origin story that's more than just fan service. I didn't see anything that broke the cannon arc yet it delved into lots of little details. the book is capable of standing alone and being a good read.
It was incredibly boring... I had a hard time getting into it. I was enamored with the game and the information that this book provides about the pre-story is actually something I welcome; but it is presented in such a boring way. And the Jeffrey Kafer was unable to grasp me at all.
I don't think I will... this was a horrible introduction to his work. Everything seemed rushed and it was hard to really identify with many of the characters. Everything seemed just so... uninteresting.
I have no clue, the first few Mass Effect books have a great narrator. But I'm not sure their name.
Disappointment... I was hoping this would be a good series to continue. Now I feel it was a waste of my money.
I feel regret for myself and anyone who purchases this book.
Excellent book. Very intrest in to see inside a small governed civilization. Damn shame ethics was always lacking but shows what humans would do with no laws.
I drive a lot of large landscaping equipment at work and have quite the abundance of listening time on my hands. Drowning out diesel engines
Andrew Ryan. His decent from idealistic free market capitalist to evil iron fist dictator is an amazing thing to watch unravel.
This is the prequel to the original Bioshock game. I read it years after playing and immediately had to go back and do another play-through. It wonderfully creates a detailed backstory and encompasses in-game elements into the story. It really enhances your in-game experience when you have read the book.
You don't have to be a fan of the game series to like this book tho.
If you like books like Atlas Shrugged and the philosophy of Ann Rand, you would probably enjoy this story as well.
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