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After the Fire

After The Fire was an incredibly interesting read, harking back to novels such as 1984 with its incredible commentary on freedom of information, freedom of speech and the fact that power corrupts. It also includes critiques on some aspects of religion and its relevance in the modern world.

It is told in a series of recounts by Moonbeam, a girl who has lived in a religious cult her entire life, but after the compound where they lived has been sieged by the government, the children are recovering in therapy. The narrative tells how she starts to question the validity of the leadership of Father John (the prophet), and whether he is actually relaying the true word of God – or if he is just controlling people for his own benefit.

This is a rather graphic book but it is worth pulling through it for the excellent commentary on social control and social freedom. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy books that make them question the validity of government and power.

Posted on: 16th April 2018 at 02:22 pm

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