Thursday, June 2, 2016

#363 : The Cleansweep Conspiracy by Chuck Waldron : Review + Giveaway!



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GENRE: Fiction – Thriller / Dystopian

NUMBER OF PAGES: 304

FORMAT: Digital

SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone

HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy as a part of iRead Book tours in exchange of an honest review. Thank you guys!

REVIEW:

A Blogger who ends up opening a can of worms when he blogs about the grand plot to cleanse the country of people who are branded as undesirable – The perfect recipe for the perfect dystopian story isn’t it? Read on, know my thoughts about the book

Plot 

The plot as such was interesting and to a certain extent shocking. The writer has simply amplified the current world political scenario and has made it look worse. Power hungry business man, whistleblowers, surveillance program, riots – all these reminded me of just one person – Edward Snowden. The story was a snowden-ish take on corruption and that insatiable hunger for power by the act of invading private space of people. At one point, the whole plot seemed too similar to the political climate which was prevalent when Hitler went to war. It is evident from the sequence of events, that the writer knows his history and has immense interest in politics.

Narration and Characterization 

The narration alternated between being remarkable and falling flat. An apt example would be the opening part when Matt turns paranoid about being followed – this was written remarkably well while the part where the writer narrates as to how Matt actually stumbled upon Cleansweep sort of deadpanned for me. However, I felt the writer was in a great hurry to open the can of worms. The plot lost steam and was hanging in there thanks to those Ad-Hoc meets and Old School interactions. I felt the writer could have avoided that. What started as a nail biting thriller didn’t end that way. The writer certainly got the characterization right. He ensured to describe each character vividly immaterial of the role they played.

MY SAY: True Blue Dystopian

RATING: 3/5

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