*** About the Book ***
In this future version of Earth, young Anaximander has been singled out for her unique mind. She has been trained and tutored and now approaches her final examanation. If she passes, she will be accepted into the prestigious Academy. Her area of expertise is a somewhat controversial take on the life of Adam Forde, a major player in this future-Earth's history. The book follows the course of her exam, detailing how this peaceful society came to be and how it works to promote future peace.
*** Why I Listened To It ***
This short book got a lot of attention in the book blogosphere a while back. I needed something to listen to while doing some mindless activities at work and this was readily available for download from my library.
*** My Thoughts ***
I thought this book was just okay. It didn't capture my attention the way it seems to do for other bloggers. In fact, I was rather bored in parts. The narration was well done, so that wasn't the problem; I just didn't really get into the story. Plus I figured out (most of) the ending long before I got there.
I'm thinking that the dystopian genre simply isn't my thing. It seems to be really popular with other bloggers, and I LOVE dystopian movies, but the books don't do it for me. Am I alone in this?
On the upside, this counts for the Mind Voyages Challenge so I'm doing well with that one!
*** Your Thoughts ***
Am I the only one who didn't really care for this book? Many other bloggers thought very highly of it. You can check out some of their reviews here: