The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)
It’s 2135. Fluffy is a super-intelligent GAB (Genetically Altered Brain) cat. Like many dogs, cats, mice, and the occasional pig, her brain is the product of genetic tinkering by humans that started more than a century ago. With their powers of telekinesis, the animals can manipulate physical objects without being able to grasp them. They can speak to each other telepathically without audible voices. Now, people have begun to fear them and to systematically capture and exterminate them. Fluffy leaves the safety of her home to look for her lost brother and joins a band of animal revolutionaries. After a series of brushes with death, Fluffy and her friends find a secret university for GAB animals. There, they work with enlightened humans to save Earth from certain destruction.
|Genre(s):||> Dystopian Fiction
> Dystopian Science Fiction
> Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction (Kindle Store)
Fang looked at Fluffy. Her brown eyes shone with emotion, her tongue drooped out, and she smiled – in a way that dogs can and cats can’t.
“So, this means the operation is postponed again,” said Hacker. “We need to steal a big truck and disguise it as an Epsilon truck. Better yet, let’s steal a real Epsilon truck. No, scratch that, they’ll be looking for it. We disguise a stolen truck as an Epsilon truck and we get a couple of uniforms for Giuseppe and Rudy.”
This book introduces you to Fluffy and her “Dad”.
With “Fluffy’s Revolution”, Ted Myers has created a quite intriguing and well-elaborated story with interesting characters. It was easy to get into the story, I was drawn in close to Fluffy. Fluffy is very complex, highly likeable; the other characters are of sufficient depth – according to their relevance. Ted Myers created a dystopian story that offers food for thought on human behaviour. The story proceeds at a steady pace, carefully portraying the protagonists and their feelings; it comprises interesting turns and some action, and has a great flow. To read “Fluffy’s Revolution” is time well spent – even if the dystopian genre is normally not among your favourites; here, cooperation and the wish to do the right thing have no frontiers.
This is a book for you if you like stories with a mission, animals, creative plots, as well as food for thought.
|Cover||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Writing||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Plot||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Characters||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|POV||Third person – past tense|
|Language|| (decent enough)
|Violence||😳 (shooting, blow-ups; not detailed)|
|Sexual content|| (decent enough)
About the author
After twenty years trembling on the brink of rock stardom and fifteen years working at record companies, Ted Myers left the music business—or perhaps it was the other way around—and took a job as a copywriter at an advertising agency. This cemented his determination to make his mark as an author. He started with his memoir because Mark Twain said “write what you know,” but Ted quickly moved into the realm of fiction. He has completed one novel and a novelette, both scheduled for publication in 2018. Meanwhile, his short stories are being published in anthologies and literary magazines with increasing regularity.
Connect with the Author:
Amazon: Ted Myers
Buy link: books2read.com/u/bPZz6l
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What about you? What did you think about “Fluffy’s Revolution”? Or – if you did not yet read “Fluffy’s Revolution” – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
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