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  • 06/2022
  • 979-8838059420 B0B4X29LCP
  • 309 pages
  • $13.99
Andy Lazris
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January 6th and the Millennial Horde
Andy Lazris, author

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

This dystopian novel asks what may have occurred if we insert two very passionate and driven fictional characters into the national narrative after the January 6th Capitol attacks. Unwilling to tolerate the push back of “anti-lifers” and “anti-democrats” against the country’s struggle with COVID and Trumpism, Congressman Jim Depich and college student Mary Lou Kramer thrust America into a violent and retributive spiral that dismantles science and democracy in an effort to rescue them from perceived foes. The book follows Jim Depich’s rise from a first term Pittsburgh congressman to the most powerful man in the world, dragging America’s leaders, students and ordinary people, and the nation’s very soul into the monsoon he creates to save America from itself. Fictional versions of major figures including scientists, federal agents, politicians and TV doctors take us on a frightening and funny journey through the alternative reality that Jim Depich’s crusade against untruth and misinformation weaves. With mock trials, hangings from the Capitol, and nuclear destruction of nations, this America is one that might have been and still can be. The book is a political thriller, a page turner, with each chapter leaving the reader hanging and wondering, what could possibly be next. Characters and events morph so dramatically and quickly so as to twist a very bland and familiar political landscape into a world both frightening and unrecognizable, all done using the cogs of our Constitution and laws, and all done in a way that even seems rational and sensible as it transpires, until the end result shows how much it really isn’t.
Reviews
Hollywood Digest

Whether or not you agree with the nature of the aforementioned statements, there’s no denying the passion Lazris has is infectious. January 6th and the Millennial Horde instantly pulls you in. There’s never a sense of narrative or even ideological slack. Everything is tightly wound, all coiled up like a spring, maintaining a sense of tension that strangles you in a psychological vice. The result is something that, provided you have an open mind and a willingness to hear, entertains, thought-provokes, and even can enrage (in a good way).

Garth Thomas

San Francisco Book Review

I couldn’t get enough of the intricate, thrilling plot of January 6th and the Millennial Horde. Imagine a world in which everyone has a chip that could be altered to deny them freedom of movement, restrict their access to money, and keep them confined to a country. That this could become a reality in the future makes the story even more intriguing. The book’s characters are the type you love and hate at the same time, which reflects the sort of duality that exists in a situation involving bad deeds carried out by well-meaning people.Fans of political and dystopian narratives would enjoy the book, as it includes several shocking political choices that affect the lives of people in the US and other parts of the world. The sheer absurdity and extremity of the moves the characters make to enforce justice will keep you engrossed and eager to unravel the complete story, like people getting killed for not being woke enough about masks. The story is told through multiple perspectives and supplied with enough unique characters and names to keep the narrative fresh and interesting, like Dr Fact-nerd.Though it is a sort of satirical narrative that ridicules the modern-day United States and its level of preparedness in battling COVID-19, January 6th and the Millennial Horde raises some serious, thought-provoking points about better ways of fighting the pandemic. Andy Lazris is clearly intelligent and introspective for creating such a multidirectional and deceptively profound narrative. You will be entertained by the book’s appealing elements, educated about COVID-19 and how dangerous the government can become, and encouraged to keep questioning your perception of good and evil. I strongly recommend you read it!

Reviewed By: Foluso Falaye

The Clarion Review

"Drawing on recent history, January 6th and the Millennial Horde is a satirical novel that critiques hypocritical political ideologies."

The Magic Pen

I like the fact Lazris doesn’t sell out to PC agendas, and is willing to shoehorn his own, firsthand perspective, political points of view, and distinct brands of thought into the mix. The result is something that feels uncommonly fresh. In an era where entertainment in literary, cinematic, and televised forums is increasingly and ironically reflective of sociopolitical ills, Lazris just cuts through the crap and delivers something bighearted and unafraid of its potential provocations of inquiry.

“This is my City on the Edge of Tomorrow,” he writes. “…my latest fictional attempt to make sense of a land that has gone off its hinges, one that has dropped us into a dark abyss, that has sullied so many people who I once believed to be allies and friends and demonstrated how little we can ever trust our media, doctors, and institutions again.”

Cyrus Rhodes

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 06/2022
  • 979-8838059420 B0B4X29LCP
  • 309 pages
  • $13.99

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