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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
Member of the Banned - Jack Ewing I keep wavering between 2½♥'s and 3♥'s, so I stuck with 3 as the overall rating.

Overview
Behavior that today is at least tolerated has now been legislated into Black Market addiction that can at best send you to a rehab facility, at worst remove you from society and the gene pool. In near future world, we find Conrad running for his life after succumbing to his addictive urges in public.

What I Thought
This is a quasi dystopian/sci-fi novella set in the near future. From the beginning, the action is high as Conrad is running from authorities, and ultimately society. It seemed to be a veiled social commentary on habits of today's society. It was a quick read, almost too quick. Others had figured out the "illegal" behavior much faster than I did. It was still a surprise for me, but I found it was almost too short to really connect with Conrad and have sympathy for him. If it had been longer, maybe there would have been more time to 'feel' for Conrad, and therefore drive the social statement home within the hearts of the readers with more success.

It was OK overall. I didn't mind the premise, just wished it would have been longer. It was not as poignant as it could have been.

*I was provided this eBook free in exchange for review. My thoughts are my own and I received no monetary compensation for my review.