Dystopia Boy: The Unauthorized Files

Trevor D. Richardson


Dystopia Boy: The Unauthorized Files

Dystopia Boy: The Unauthorized Files

  • Title: Dystopia Boy: The Unauthorized Files
  • Author: Trevor D. Richardson
  • ISBN: 9781940233062
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback



Fiction Your TV is watching you Your cell phone is listening to everything you say There are no secrets, no quiet moments There is no privacy Behind the veil of work and life, Democracy, free enterprise, and the roar of restaurants, bars, and blockbuster movies there are the Watchers a secret branch of the US government with the sole task of spying on the American pubFiction Your TV is watching you Your cell phone is listening to everything you say There are no secrets, no quiet moments There is no privacy Behind the veil of work and life, Democracy, free enterprise, and the roar of restaurants, bars, and blockbuster movies there are the Watchers a secret branch of the US government with the sole task of spying on the American public through hidden cameras, tapped phones, the Internet, satellites, and even safe, sensible modern appliances Then one day a young man named Joe Blake looks back through the monitor, locks eyes with an aging Watcher and says, I know you re out there I know you re listening Systems at the Watcher compound go dark, malfunctions run rampant, and the agency begins a meticulous investigation into Joe s life Through the surveillance record we watch as he grows into a troubled rock star witnessing the downward spiral of the American economy from the road We watch his fight against a corrupt corporate takeover of a government formally by and for the people, and we see the end of our way of life in the small compromises that go overlooked or unnoticed Joe declares war on the system, but can he complete his mission before the Watchers track him down through his own past In a race against time, who wins, the people or the money


Recent Comments "Dystopia Boy: The Unauthorized Files"

While we all still feel Big Brother watching, 1984 is a novel deeply rooted in 20th Century Europe. What is most frightening about Trevor Richardson's Dystopia Boy is its plausibility and its immediacy--his fiction feels too few steps down the road from our reality.

Joe is an abused kid locked up in a mental hospital. Joe is an acid-dropping rock star who fights the power Robin Hood-style. Joe is being watched through his TV, his cellphone, his appliances — just like everyone else. But Joe is the only one who can watch back.Author Trevor Richardson has created a character in Joe Vagrant who is burdened with the designation of “Dystopia Boy” in a near-future America where a clandestine government group called the Watcher Security Agency effectively tru [...]

Disclaimer: I consider myself friends with the author, and I received a harcopy version of this novel through a book trade with him.There's so much talent packed into this novel that I'm honestly not sure where to begin. It's a beast of a book that almost drags on too long, but at the end, you realize that it's all integral to the story. It also features a unique narration style that shouldn't really work, but drops the reader in seamlessly and never lets go.This novel is the life story of a kid [...]

I received a free copy of this book, thanks First Reads! 'Dystopia Boy' is one of those books that really make you think. The main character, Joe Blake, is a rock star who can hack the computer systems in a modern America. In this America, the economy is in trouble and its people are surviving by mostly living in tent cities and bartering for the things they need.Technology is everywhere and Big Brother watches you constantly. Cameras in your TVs, your cell phone GPS, and other technology. I ha [...]

Trevor Richardson creates a realistic, complete view of where America may be headed. He not only addresses surveillance, but the impacts of fundamentalist religion and economic policies. Shaped by the hardships of his childhood, Joe manages to overcome incredible odds with his own brand of spirituality and teamwork with his most trusted friends.


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