Individutopia by Joss Sheldon - Quick Book Review

Monday, September 17, 2018

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SOCIETY

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 (Goodreads)

This is probably one of the strangest dystopian novels I have ever read. Unlike most books in the genre, it does not seem to take itself seriously...at all. I found this to be incredibly refreshing. Then you get to the ending...and things go from your average, interesting dystopia to just plain bizarre really fast.

*I received a digital ARC of this book from Hidden Gems in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 3.5/5
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