- File Size: 387 KB
- Print Length: 249 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1467972274
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007VTMNEO
- Rating: 4.5/5
CHARLES THATCHER is a private citizen, which is to say that he's the private property of the Ackerman Brothers Securities Corporation. He's got problems: the cost of air is going up, his wife wants to sell herself to another corporation, and his colleagues are always trying to get him tossed into the lye vats.
But when he discovers a woman stealing rainwater, he sees his chance to move up in the world, maybe even become an executive. He reports her, spinning a picture, not just of a thief, but of a seditionist and revolutionary, someone who believes in that long-dead institution called "government."
Then she vanishes
Overcome with guilt, he tries to track her down. What he discovers is an underground movement every bit as seditious as the one he had imagined.
But as he becomes enamored with their cause and
with life outside his corporation, Charles must contend with a larger truth; in a world where everything is for sale and lies are more profitable than the truth, even a group of revolutionaries can have something to hide.
There are books that speak to our social issues and the way our lives are currently progressing. These books take the time to look deeper into the world around them but by giving the themes a different face- something the reader can digest without revolting at seeing the world around them. We've seen this in many dystopian books.
Nicholas does an AMAZING job at looking some of the serious issues that are plaguing us today. He does it in a way and with such depth that it takes a minute for the mind to even realize what it read and you may have to go back to look at it again.
The main character starts out just the cog, spinning for the man... but his world changes. Nicholas has done a great job at crafting a believable character that you can connect to.
The end is one that you have to take a minute to let your mind reset before you pick up your next read. It's an epic book. If you like 1984 or books in a similar vein, then this is going to be a huge hit with you. Grab a copy today!
Nicholas Lamar Soutter was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
He graduated from Clark University with Bachelors' Degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, and began publishing award winning essays on politics and the social sciences.
He was represented by the Donald Maass Literary agency for 5 years, and currently teaches a weekly workshop called "The Business and Craft of writing", helping writers to hone their skills, improve their work, and get an agent.
His latest book, The Water Thief, is a near future dystopian novel about a man trying to find his place in a world conquered by corporations. It was awarded The Kirkus Star in May of 2012, and named one of Kirkus' "Best of 2012"
Nicholas lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two children.