2100 AD: A Sly Pretense

AD A Sly Pretense After a devastating war for limited resources the world finally knows peace thanks to the UPF the United Planet for Fairness Independent nations are a thing of the past Education and medical coverage

  • Title: 2100 AD: A Sly Pretense
  • Author: Tariq Saleim
  • ISBN: 9781505850680
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • After a devastating war for limited resources, the world finally knows peace thanks to the UPF the United Planet for Fairness Independent nations are a thing of the past Education and medical coverage are guaranteed until citizens are eighteen Religion is outlawed and demonized.But the UPF s laws are strict and unforgiving Unemployment after age twenty five is punishabAfter a devastating war for limited resources, the world finally knows peace thanks to the UPF the United Planet for Fairness Independent nations are a thing of the past Education and medical coverage are guaranteed until citizens are eighteen Religion is outlawed and demonized.But the UPF s laws are strict and unforgiving Unemployment after age twenty five is punishable by death Retirement benefits and retirement age are abolished Even living under such draconian laws, most citizens of the UPF are happy with their lot Unemployment and crime are at historic lows worldwide The law s tough, but everyone has a fair chance at success Besides, anyone who dissents quickly disappears.Then a journalist makes a horrifying discovery far from giving everyone a fair chance, the UPF deliberately manipulates the population through a complex web of lies, drugs, and alcohol, a vicious program that breaks people s wills, leaving them desperate to work any job, no matter how demeaning, to avoid execution Such information could tear the UPF apart, if it were ever made public The UPF convinced a planet of slaves they were free and happy How do you persuade a contented populace they should revolt

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    1. I received a copy of the book through a First Reads Giveaway.The book description gives a very good overview, so I'll refrain from duplicating it or explaining the premise. I very much enjoyed "2100". It's a fast paced story, it keeps you interested, there are many layers and many characters throughout. The world built by Saleim is fantastic. The opening introduction gives you a general overview of the world as it is, but throughout the book Saleim gives you a bit more background and history as [...]

    2. I really liked this book. It has a very interesting storyline. I think it does a good job of showing how people lead to the destruction of others even when everything "is equal" and how absolute power corrupts absolutely. I also liked the twist at the end. I definitely hope the story is continued in another book. Won this book through a giveaway.

    3. This book has an amazing ability to keep you on your toes. This book is quickly paced and held my attention the entire time. The descriptions where vivid, and I was able to picture myself there. The world building is awesome! I look forward to more by this author!

    4. I received the ebook in exchange for an honest review. The first thing I want to remark is that the covzer doesn't really go with the content of the book. You kinda expect a romantic story due to the cover. Instead it is strong story of a dystopian world in the future. I loved reading it!

    5. A strong dystopia read, fast paced and futuristic. Easily grasped and thoroughly written well. Kudos to the author. Received a free book, winner First Read Giveaway. Thank you, Darlene Cruz

    6. This review is for . This book is an easy quick read. I found myself not caring about what happened to the characters of this book. For me to enjoy a book for pleasure reading I have to get involved with the characters.

    7. I won this book in a giveaway here I like the book the story is different and keeps you glued to the book until you finish it, I am so glad that I got the book, and definitely recommend it.

    8. I really enjoyed the story - so much so that I finished the book in two days! I kept wanting to know more about this future world and its inhabitants. The writing I found a bit abrupt sometimes (ie. a quick line from a character that shut down a story line rather than letting it flow naturally for a bit) which sometimes brought be back out of this story world. Other times I found that the writing treated me like I was not able to understand the book on my own (ie. a character tells another chara [...]

    9. I received a promotional copy through the First Reads program.Rating: 3 1/2 The premise is an interesting one. I like the dystopian / light sci-fi feel to it. Saleim keeps the plot moving at a decent pace. At 265 pages, it's not excessively long or too skimpy. The characters often split their contractions when talking. This took some getting used to. The ending was a bit too forced for my taste. I felt that the characters I found most interesting were not the ones Saleim chose to focus on. This [...]

    10. I received a copy of this book for free through First ReadsThe book was easy and quick to read. The story was very good, but the language was a bit too formal. The characters were also very hard to connect with. But I did like the story very much.

    11. I received this as a giveaway. I did not expect the storyline associated with this book's beautifully rendered cover. It was an interesting read set in the future with characters that unwittingly come together for a common purpose.

    12. If you are someone who is interested in going beyond the obvious then you will like this book. Set in year 2100 AD this is a fast paced thriller.

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