|Plot Summary of The Perfect Revolution|
The Perfect Revolution is a novel about tomorrow that is already taking shape today. Set in 2013, the novel is told in the form of a journal by Ben Benson, a reluctant soldier who was forced to drop out of college for economic reasons, causing his dream of becoming a writer to be put on hold.
The story starts on the Iran/Iraq border, as Benson's unit is poised to attack Iran, but the arrival of robots known as Perfect Soldiers starts an upheaval in the army, and all the troops worldwide are called back to the United States to take part in a coup d'etat, spearheaded and organized by General Prescott, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.
Benson is sent to his hometown of Royal Oak, Michigan to help the army take control of the country, a country that had slipped into economic chaos. Benson and the citizens of the United States at first welcome the coup, or The Perfect Revolution, but Ben soon finds himself unwillingly slaughtering innocents, the slaughter the real aim of The Perfect Revolution.
This synopsis report prepared by David LaBounty
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|Chapter Analysis of The Perfect Revolution|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- overthrowing govt/kingdom
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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