Sunday, August 5, 2012

Review: The Foulks Rebellion

The Foulks Rebellion
The Foulks Rebellion by Malcolm Berry

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

The Foulks Rebellion by Malcolm Berry is a story of a Unites States we should all hope never comes into existence. The book chronicles a one-man rebellion of the government just before the inauguration of the president. There is also a mysterious murder that many of the story's players want solved.

A major setback in reading this book is that there are simply too many characters. Most of the main characters are not memorable enough for the reader to really tell them apart and connect to their parts of the story. As late as about 50 pages from the end, there were still new characters being added into the fray, which is much too late.

There were also a few holes in the story that were never filled in. A little more back story would have been helpful. And while this book is supposed to come of as a parody/comedy, most of what is supposed to be funny sort of falls flat, especially with the names of the characters and random slapstick humor moments. These elements just seemed like they were trying too hard. Overall, this is a book that a reader definitely has to work through just to get the story out of it.

*Reviewer received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads

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