This book reads more like a non-fiction tale than the dystopia it is. It is not an unlikely situation and might be the bleak future that might actually unfold. It was very popular around the time of its publication, and I have only just gotten around to reading it.
It did not go the way I expected it to, and the ending leaves a lot to our imagination but the author’s note to supplement the facts used in the tale add an extra edge to the storyline. I did identify the warehouse run since I have seen the documentaries on youtube before. It is ironic to be reading the story on a kindle given the circumstances. For those who are unaware, this tale is of a future where one big company buys others out ruthlessly until they are the only ones standing. The company has spread its wings to create a situation where everyone lives on the campus, and their entire lives are dictated by the routine of the company and their role in it. We get to see the two lead characters, Paxton and Zinnia who are there for their own reasons but over time are influenced by the routine and the hold it has on them.
It is a thriller of sorts, and I did not see some of the intricacies of the solution coming. The narration is not description heavy and can be read in one sitting. I would recommend this book to those who like a slower-paced dystopia which leans heavily on real facts.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.