BOOK REVIEW: 25 Perfect Days

25 Perfect DaysIf you don’t believe that a civilised society could descend into extreme population control and the likes over a course of a couple of decades, then you need to read 25 Perfect Days and let it shock you into believing.

Will you follow The Way or be crushed by the Controllers? A totalitarian state doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s a slow, dangerous slide. 25 Perfect Days chronicles the path into a hellish future of food shortages, contaminated water, sweeping incarceration, an ultra-radical religion, and the extreme measures taken to reduce the population. Through twenty-five interlinked stories, each written from a different character’s point of view, 25 Perfect Days captures the sacrifice, courage, and love needed to survive and eventually overcome this dystopian nightmare.

Set over a period of a few decades, 25 Perfect Days tells the story of how food shortages etc slowly leads to a dystopia totalitarian where extreme measures are used at every corner, from controlling the population to an extreme way of reducing prison numbers.

The story is told through 25 inter-twined stories written by different people, and at times is an uneasy read. And interesting, engrossing if somewhat uncomfortable at times read. The story and plot were well thought out, with interesting characters, to help grab your attention.

However I did find all the characters a little confusing, true they do pop up again at different time periods, but as the book was set over a few years I still found I got a little lost – and as this was an eBook rather than a paper version, you couldn’t just keep turning back and forth easily to remind yourself who was who again.

That said I did still really enjoy this book, and think it would be a good one to go back and re-read multiple times as you will pick up more and more of the story and people each time.

A really thought-provoking book what may stay with you long after you have finished it. However my recommendation it to follow this book with some light reading in order to try to lift your spirits a little.

Rating: 4/5

AUTHOR:Mark Tullius
PUBLISHER:Vincere Press
eBOOK:259 Pages

Reviewer: Darkphoenix1701

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