Saturday, 28 April 2012

0.4 by Mike A. Lancaster

It's a brave new world. 'My name is Kyle Straker. And I don't exist anymore.' So begins the story of Kyle Straker, recorded on to old audio tapes. You might think these tapes are a hoax. But perhaps they contain the history of a past world...If what the tapes say are true, it means that everything we think we know is a lie. And if everything we know is a lie does that mean that we are, too?

0.4 by Mike Lancaster is one of those books that put ideas into your head. Ideas about life, and all that we know. This particular book is told in tape form by a boy named Kyle Straker. He tells us about all that he's been through, and his voice is a very memorable one. He and four others, also known as the 0.4, are the only percent of the pouplation that are still human. The rest have been upgraded, like a computer program, and the 0.4 are left behind. Forgotten.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was definitely a different generation of sci-fi then what I've read before. It was well thought out with ideas that make you wonder how people come up with this kind of stuff. It wasn't very long, but by the end, my head was full of thoughts and possibilities about this world. If the author was trying to make people think about the world we live in, then he has succeeded. For that reason, this book deserves four stars.

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