Friday, March 26, 2010

Epitaph Road by David Patneaude - Review

In 2067 a virus wiped out 97 percent of the male population. 97 percent! By 2097 there is a new order and Earth is a very different place, run and ruled over by women. It's utopian really - with no more crime, war, poverty, or hunger. (You can almost hear John Lennon's Imagine playing in the background, can't you?)

Kellen's mother has a powerful position with the Population Apportionment Council and one day he overhears a conversation not meant for his ears. There are rumors of another outbreak of the virus near where his Dad lives and Kellen sneaks away with his two friends Tia and Sunday to warn his dad.

But as they race to find Kellen's dad, they uncover secrets they could never have imagined possible, so incredible it leaves them - and us - breathless and unsure what to do next.

This apocalyptic page turner is fresh and provocative, never leading where you think. It makes you ask yourself whether our society is simply a reflection of our mostly male leadership and how different it would be if women were truly in charge. And it forces you to question what would you give up for a utopian world and whether the ends ever really justify the means.


Lenore said...

Hmmm...I love dystopian fiction, but I am not quite sold on this one.

The Library Lurker said...

I bought this one on a whim today, so I'm glad that you liked it! Great review!

Dave Patneaude said...

I think it's a great review, but then again, I'm the author! Thanks!