on Dec. 30, 2014 :
We need works that deal with the crisis of global capitalism, but this is not it. The book starts as a weak rip off of far better dystopian novels such as 1984, but the facade of a story quickly disappears as Mr. Donaghue stops trying and writes in a stream of consciousness style his thoughts on every subject. Why he didn't he just release a book of essays?
In any case, his thoughts are trite and shallow, and after the long slog of making it through the book, his "solution" for the future is a fantasy in the worst sense of the word, and is useful to no one.
You would be far better served by reading 1984, Brave New World or Fahrenheit 411.
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)