Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jennifer Government

I have just finished reading a book called Jennifer Government. The cover caught my eye; the first few pages hooked me. Max Barry shows us a new future, where the world is run by corporate America and the police investigate the crimes they can secure citizen funding for; the government is privatized, taxes are illegal, and people take the names of the companies they work for as surnames.

The book was riveting, with fast-paced action and an exciting plot-line. I didn't think the characters were developed in depth, but I can't decide if that's writing style or evidence of the sort of personalities people would have in a commercialised society.

The book was funny and disturbing, well-written and completely twisted, and I can't wait to read his other book.

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