Not terribly original - a bit of a disappointment
Published by Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing in January 2003.
Tad Rall's 2024 promises a look at "A terrifying future where the past doesn't matter and no one cares!"
was not particularly terrifying nor particularly original. Rall says he
is inspired by George Orwell's 1984, but he has really ran smack dab
into Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Lucas's THX 1138 - a
future society in which people are controlled by drugs, interactive
video porn and other distractions. Not only is Rall's book derivative of
the two I mentioned, he didn't even do work up to their standards of
If you want brief entertainment (less than an hour for
this reviewer to read the entire thing) and a "lite" version of some
deeper works that covers no new ground and features artwork that
reminded this reader of Matt Groening's Life in Hell series, than this
may be your book. Heck, even one of his best lines is a direct rip-off
of an old John Cougar album title: Nothing Matters and What If It Did.
give this one 3 stars - it is not totally without merit and maybe it
will encourage a reader to pick up any of the other works that I have
mentioned (including the John Cougar album) for better insight.
Reviewed on July 3, 2007.
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