Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Book Review: The Third by Abel Keogh

Holy Toledo! This book is a dystopian novel that will have you hugging your kids and looking over your shoulder. Man, I'm glad I live in the good old U.S.A.

Here's a little blurb about The Third:

In this stark and haunting look at the not-so-distant future, an environmentally minded society elects to limit the number of children couples can have, enforcing dire consequences for lawbreakers. But when his wife gets pregnant with a forbidden third child, Ransom Lawe is forced to choose between the government who's trying to save the world from ecological disaster and the family he loves dearly.

Abel Keogh had me hooked by the first few pages when he describes in harrowing detail how the main character, Ransom Lawe, rescues a baby from an evil Census Bureau Sentinel. Abel's description and vivid emotional detail kept me turning pages to find out what would happen next.

I love books with a theme that at first glance seems like something that couldn't happen, but upon closer examination show that some parts of our world are mere steps away from scary fiction.

Abel is a talented writer and you won't want to miss reading THE THIRD. It's available in bookstores, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc. so there's no reason not to run out and pick up a copy.
You can find out more about Abel on his website and even get a sneak peek at the first chapter.

I received a copy of this book for review purposes, but this did not affect my review. I'll always tell you what I think.


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