Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Reveiw: Corpalism by Arun D. Ellis

Note: I received my copy of Corpalism from the author in exchange for an honest review

Publication Date
March 26th, 2012


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Corpalism is an exciting and often funny mixture of timely political commentary that moves in a believable way, between fact and fiction. 
The book begins in a dystopian world – a casually dark and callous future wrought by unchecked corporate greed. 
The timeline moves back and forth 20 years, using inter connected characters and storylines. Situational humour lightens the mood and the characters are well-crafted, individual and interesting; ranging from the cynically evil, through the surprisingly likeable to the positively evangelical. 
Corpalism remonstrates against the evil of corporate greed, puts forward a credible alternative to the duopoly of current party politics and offers hope of an alternative future if we act now. 
A unique experience – a page turner with a message.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Corpalism is an extremely interesting book that I can't even begin to describe. This is the type of book that it won't matter what I say because Corpalism is a book that will give each reader their own perspective and their own opinions. As it should, but with one main focus.

The characters, for the most part, all tie together, but we don't start to see that until we get near the end. There are parts that take place 20 years in the future and there are parts that take place a few months in the future. The main focus of Corpalism, in my opinion, is to bring attention to certain happenings and make people aware, make people more conscious of their economy and government. Make them think. Corpalism takes place in Britain, but in reality, Americans can draw similarities from this story. As the author says, Corpalism is a mix of fact and fiction. Is it humorous? There were moments that had me laughing, but there was a more serious tone to it.

Corpalism was beyond thought-provoking and engaging, and will force you to open your eyes if they aren't already open. There were parts that I loved, characters that I loved, parts that I didn't like, characters that I didn't like, and some characters that I really didn't like. You get the picture, there's a wide range of characters and sub-plots that tie into almost all of the other sub-plots. 

Corpalism would be the perfect read for an economics and government class, or for people who are just graduating into the voting age. It's a story that will challenge you while also holding your attention. It's not my typical read, but I did end up enjoying it more than I thought. Anything that makes me think, will gain my respect. And that is what Corpalism has done. This is a story that will have you thinking even after you are done reading it. I recommend to everyone, even if it's not your genre, it should be read.

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