Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hello World 5000: An Internet Fable by Jeff Hunt

Hello World 5000: An Internet FableHello World 5000: An Internet Fable by Jeffrey Grant Hunt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hello World 5000: An Internet Fable by Jeff Hunt is a crazy mix of interspersed stories, all of which are told by Royal, a young lad named after the typewriter company. The plot is somewhat difficult to discern, it's a little all over the place, there are various tribes to explain, the children in this book are without parents, and the setting is unique. It's important to note that Royal was trained to be a communicator, and this is the essence of the book. The writing is certainly interesting, portraying a post apocalyptic world with just children inhabiting it; thousands of them, but when all seems morbid and mundane, the writing takes off again for a more optimistic view of the world. This is not a plot-driven book, but one that meanders around, avoiding a straight line. Recommend for those looking for a fascinating reading diversion.

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