I really enjoyed this book. It was so descriptive that I felt like I was enduring the horror that "Danny boy" & "Reed" & the rest of the character's were going through.
This book would defiantly appeal to any fans of the matrix, hackers, scanner darkly etc. Though all of those are movies it just reinforces how visual the writing was.
As many of Tony Bertauski 's books are fiction that will make anyone with even a hint of paranoia about conspiracy theories feel that chill that makes you feel big brother's eyes narrowing right on your face. This one is all of that discomfort & more. Shockingly the idea of the "investor's" doesn't seem unrealistic to me at all. It wouldn't surprise me at all if at some point in the not so far future people who are financially challenged, loners, trouble makers, orphans , addicts etc. were used for experiments... Or worse.
That worse is just where "Annihilation of Foreverland " begins. The main character a young boy simply referred to as "Danny-boy" wakes up from a trippy dream that seems like it's that strange moment between dreaming and waking when you become semi aware of your surroundings & things seep into your dream. Like Alice falling through the rabbit hole our "Danny-boy" wakes up in a room with a strange old man not in his own home but at a facility for troubled youth who are told they are being "reprogrammed" to forget their troubled past and be cured so they can be happy positive additions to the world.
You're introduced to a group of delinquent teens & very rich old men who are funding the treatment.
Danny is the youngest of the guys that he's living with. They are on an island that is impossibly beautiful . Everything is to perfect. When something seems to good to be true it usually is. That lesson is taught in this book with twists, turns, & a horrible discovery that sadly ... wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't happening somewhere in this world.
I would highly recommend this book. It has something for everybody . To sweeten the pot it also has a sequel coming out as well! So hurry up & read "Annihilation of Foreverland " so you'll be ready for more.
Tony Bertauski also recently released "Half-skin", & a very different type of Christmas story that I enjoyed as well. If you haven't read anything by Tony Bertauski than you are missing out.
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