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Audio Details
  • 09/2016
  • 290 pages
  • $19.95
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 01/2016
  • B01AXGNQLK
  • 288 pages
  • $3.99
Paperback Details
  • 08/2016
  • 978-1535313391
  • 288 pages
  • $10.99
Mike Maguire
Author
Three Days Breathing
Mike Maguire, author
Corim Colleran is born into a cold and sterile world. In tiny apartments, meager meals are delivered through chutes in the cupboards. In robot-run schools, sexual development is cultivated with clinical precision. No one can leave their corner of the city. No one can change the course of their predetermined days, or the length of their preset lifespans. The only real thing Corim can choose is the woman he loves, but the life he builds with her is torn apart by a violent encounter with one of society’s elites. Corim goes down a twisted path where he discovers the answers to his lifelong questions about the system ruling him. He also discovers the will to fight it. The gripping story of Three Days Breathing combines a classic sci-fi aesthetic with modern takes on love, loss, and individualism. Readers should be advised it contains adult themes and moderate violence.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 6 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 7.25 out of 10

Assessment:

In this intriguing dystopia, pattern architect Corim Colleran is shocked to discover that the world in which he lives is a lie when the murder of his wife exposes the corrupt authorities who have engineered reality to serve their own interests. The author skillfully engages the reader by depicting a meticulously imagined near-future world. Indeed, the society of the novel is developed in such great detail that Corim’s eventual escape from it, though handled credibly, seems a little anticlimactic given all of the build-up.

Date Submitted: September 23, 2016

Reviews
Kirkus Reviews

"This is a genre-transcending work that anyone who loves passionate storytelling should savor. A striking feat of mature, humanistic sci-fi that explores a shocking future." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Formats
Audio Details
  • 09/2016
  • 290 pages
  • $19.95
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 01/2016
  • B01AXGNQLK
  • 288 pages
  • $3.99
Paperback Details
  • 08/2016
  • 978-1535313391
  • 288 pages
  • $10.99

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