• Individutopia

  • A Novel Set in a Neoliberal Dystopia
  • By: Joss Sheldon
  • Narrated by: Douglas Thornton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Individutopia

By: Joss Sheldon
Narrated by: Douglas Thornton
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Publisher's summary

The #1 best-selling author has returned with an orwellian classic....

Beloved friend,

The year is 2084, and that famous Margaret Thatcher quote has become a reality: There really is no such thing as society. No one speaks to anyone else. No one looks at anyone else. People don’t collaborate, they only compete.

I hate to admit it, but this has had tragic consequences. Unable to satisfy their social urges, the population has fallen into a pit of depression and anxiety. Suicide has become the norm.

It all sounds rather morbid, does it not? But please don’t despair, there is hope, and it comes in the form of our hero: Renee Ann Blanca. Wishing to fill the society-shaped hole in her life, our Renee does the unthinkable: She goes in search of human company! It’s a radical act and an enormous challenge. But that, I suppose, is why her tale’s worth recounting. It’s as gripping as it is touching, and I think you’re going to love it....

Your trusty narrator,

PP

Perfect for fans of 1984 and A Brave New World. Not so great for neoliberals....

©2018 Joss Sheldon (P)2019 Joss Sheldon

Critic reviews

"Sheldon's gloriously colourful writing makes leaping from our world to Individutopia's wholly believable... (It's) like the book is speaking to you, and you alone... The roller coaster ride it creates is stomach churning. Suffice to say, Sheldon has once again created a fictional masterpiece grounded in an unnerving reality. Engaging, thought-provoking, and morally arousing, Individutopia serves as a stark warning about where we'll end up if we don't change... One of the most important books of 2018." (The Canary)

"Time will tell if Sheldon's prophesies come to pass. The novel will do well to predict the future as well as novels such as 1984. But one thing is for certain, even now. This rebellious author has spun an exciting tale, filled with twists and turns that will make you want to finish this book in a single sitting. The plot is as well-formed, short and snappy, as any of the great works which have come before it. It really is a modern classic in the making." (The Dallas Sun)

"The author has built an incredibly rich and well-developed dystopian world.... It's very hard to write a sympathetic character in a world where no sympathy exists, but Renee's evolution and eventual exit from Individutopia are believable, and her slow discovery of her humanity is riveting." (The Booklife Prize, Publishers Weekly)