Failed State: A Novel
Failed State is a dystopian novel. This takes place after the Second American Revolution. Donny Kimoe is our protagonist, our hero, and our main character. He needs to save a young heiress who is also one of his friend’s daughters. Due to this recent event, he switches sides in order to defend her before the trial. If he fails, the country would return to violence and chaos.
I really love many dystopian novels. In this story, we have a green utopia that is being built in the ruins of New Orleans. Dystopian means an imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice. Whoever built this Green Utopia sees that whatever he is building is great and fantastic, while others see it as another broken society. I would also say this novel is a mystery novel. Donny needs to find clues or evidence to win the court in his favor.
The author tells us a lot about Donny and his actions. Every action he does helps us get a better understanding of him and the situation he is in. You shouldn’t get attached to some of the side characters, since Donny is willing to do whatever he wants in order to win that case–betraying his clients, lying, and so on.
I would definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoy dystopian novels and politics. You definitely need to understand law, government, and so much more to understand fully what is happening in this book.
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