Title: Good Intentions
Author: Bob Zeidman
Published Date: June 8th 2012
Genre: Humor and Satire
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Good Intentions is about a future United States that has become the ultimate nanny state. One man, Winston Jones, is chosen by the mysterious Fairness for EveryBody Society to be the next president because he has the required makeup—ethnic, racial, religious, sexual orientation, etc.—to “fairly represent the diversity of America.” The book is his reluctant adventure to discover what America is about and how to get it back to its real values. He comes across many clashing groups including “The Documented,” a group of legal aliens that refuse to break the law and thus get no government entitlements. He also comes in contact with Radical Femlamism, a bizarre melding of Radical Feminism and Radical Islam. All along he’s tracked by the Freedman Group, a collection of “subversives” who believe in free market capitalism and secretly run businesses without government interference.
this book provides a very thought provoking, and somewhat frightening, loko at what could happen to our society if this insistence on “Political Correctness” carries on at the same alarming rate that it is now.
What seems to be a good thing takes a dark turn with this satire filled book which reminded me a great deal of the movie Demolition Man in places.
Clever and well thought out, I am not sure I would use the term enjoyed for it but I would recommend it for people who might enjoy a different take on dystopian fiction. For me this was worse than any of the post apocalyptic stories I have read because this book hits really close to home!
A well deserved 4 stars from me V””V
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