Friday, June 5, 2020

Discredited Citizen


Discredited CitizenDiscredited Citizen by Robert Kiesling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Artificial intelligence takes control...

Discredited Citizen is a brilliant and chilling novel for several reasons. For one thing, it shows us what life would be like under a purely malevolent, all-powerful and ruthless dictatorship where artificial intelligence controls all aspects of the criminal justice system.

Author Robert Kiesling weaves a unique and fascinating dystopian tale with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a dystopian society set in the year 2030 in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s an intriguing and mesmerizing story that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last.

Aside from providing interesting backdrops for stories, dystopias have a cautionary message. Hopefully, as we read about the terrible things going on in a novel like Discredited Citizen, we will be on guard against anything similar happening in our own world. For example, people speak of government surveillance as being "Orwellian." The cautionary effect may not always work, but at least we have clues about some things to look out for. Although, some would argue that it’s already upon us.

Highly recommended reading but what would put this book up there with the dystopian greats would be a final editorial polish.

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