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