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World Incorporated: A Modern Dystopia
It’s the late 2050s, and the world is vastly different to what we know today. The government has failed its people and “Supercorporations” have swept in to save the world. One of the corporations, World, Inc., has a special asset - Agent Silver. Assigned to do the dirty work for the company, he rids the world of all the people World, Inc. deems dangerous or incriminating to the company. But that all changes when, on one of his missions, Agent Silver decides to take a girl he meets, Kelly, under his wing. Kelly is unaware of what state the world is in, and expresses some concerns to Silver. But Silver deflects the questions and returns to World, Inc. headquarters to receive his next mission from the CEO of World, Inc. - Fellrock.
As Silver continues his missions (with Kelly tagging along) they meet many characters, some of which Silver must kill. Silver, though, begins to have doubts about what he is doing, which is not helped by Kelly. His mysterious resentment for the head of another super corporation, Ancarn, remains strong. As Silver travels through the pages of the book he tries to find the difference between right and wrong, self-worth, and the antagonist that, for him, represents everything that went wrong in his life, Ancarn. Will he find what he is looking for, or will he fail all all those who trusted him, including himself?
This book is great for many reasons. It is complicated on different levels. It deals with issues that transcend its particular context, such as what is right and what is wrong. It also deals with who to trust and who not to trust. But all that aside, this is a great book depicting what the future could be like. It deals with the good and bad of a society completely controlled by huge companies. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who loves to read Sci-Fi, Economics, or just plain adventure.
But is this book worth your time? I think it is. I would rate this book a 4 out of 4 stars. The book is well written and edited, and for that it deserves a 3. But what makes it a four is the fact that it is a great story that you will enjoy reading. The only thing that you may not like is that it can be slow at times, although it adds a crucial part of the story and is still highly interesting. Books do not need to be action packed the whole time to be good, though. You could even argue that those parts add depth to the novel. But everything else about this book you will for sure love.
So what really stands out about this book. It is one of those books which you can have great discussions with people. It is the perfect book for book clubs. But if you don’t really like to have discussions with others, it is just a fun book to read. The author does a great job of making you wait to learn with some of the characters about what is going on. It is just a great novel all around, and I definitely think you should read this novel. It is an amazing book.
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