Subnormal by Stuart Kenyon
Subnormal is the first book of the dystopian series of the same name by Stuart Kenyon
Imagine a utopia where every person has a purpose and not a single life is wasted.
Britain has become a hive-like world, with even the weakest and most vulnerable playing their part in the nation’s transformation. Crime is low, employment high.
But all is not quite as it seems. Though the revolution was quiet and bloodless, countless lives have been torn apart before our very eyes. Whilst the silent majority are mysteriously duped into collaboration, dissenters are ignored or punished. Democracy, civil liberties and equality are replaced by corruption, discrimination and segregation.
Paul, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, knows slavery in the Zone is intrinsically unnatural. His first personal rebellion at Industrial Zone Four is crushed and he is forced to suffer alone for years in silence. Until his younger brother, Tommy, is also declared “subnormal” and sent to the Zone following an accident.
Allied with a handful of fellow Zoners and free-thinkers from the outside world, the brothers defy the powers-that-be. Can they beat the odds and restore to the British people a freedom few can remember?
“The novel is well written, the characters are believable, and I liked how the author managed to really get across the evilness of one character in particular. I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys good writing, and who is interested in realistic dystopian ideas.”
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for ‘Readers’ Favorite’ – 5 stars
A Word from the Author
Great Britain has changed. Every person has a purpose; everyone is productive. On the surface, it is an industrious utopia whose people are united by a common goal. The transformation came at a price, however. Those unable to play a part in Prime Minister Latham’s new world are dealt with mercilessly, whilst the majority are oppressed in every way imaginable.
Paul, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, sees what most don’t. But when he rebels against the Industrial Zone system which holds him captive, he is punished harshly. Isolated and ignored, he remains powerless until he meets a handful of fellow rejects. Can he and his friends escape their prison and take on the shadowy forces which threaten their lives?
(Stuart Kenyon, 26th May 2016)
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Check out the other books in the series
Book 2 – Supernormal