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Bliss - Lisa Henry
Bliss
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They're always happy.Rory James has worked hard all his life to become a citizen of the idyllic city-state of Beulah. Like every other kid born in the neighboring country of Tophet, he’s heard the stories: No crime or pollution. A house and food for everyone. It’s perfect, and Rory is finally... show more
They're always happy.Rory James has worked hard all his life to become a citizen of the idyllic city-state of Beulah. Like every other kid born in the neighboring country of Tophet, he’s heard the stories: No crime or pollution. A house and food for everyone. It’s perfect, and Rory is finally getting a piece of it.So is Tate Patterson. He’s from Tophet, too, but he’s not a legal immigrant; he snuck in as a thief. A city without crime seems like an easy score, until he crashes into Rory during a getaway and is arrested for assaulting a citizen. Instead of jail, Tate is enrolled in Beulah’s Rehabilitation through Restitution program. By living with and serving his victim for seven years, Tate will learn the human face of his crimes.If it seems too good to be true, that’s because it is. Tate is fitted with a behavior-modifying chip that leaves him unable to disobey orders—any orders, no matter how dehumanizing. Worse, the chip prevents him from telling Rory, the one man in all of Beulah who might care about him, the truth: in a country without prisons, Tate is locked inside his own mind.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781626491397 (1626491399)
Publisher:  Alexia Praks Media
Pages no: 230
Edition language: English
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Books 'n Stuff
Books 'n Stuff rated it
5.0 Bliss
Damn, this was really good!
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer rated it
4.5 Revamped Stepford
If I could read a book as well written as Bliss once a week I would be the happiest, happiest person in the world. The writing team of Henry & Belleau created a utopian world in the city of Tophet. Rory and Tate meet in an unfortunate way and of course things just get worse and worse. Tate is fitted...
LiliaFord
LiliaFord rated it
5.0 Bliss
POSSIBLY SPOILERISHWell I won't call it perfect, since we now know where that leads, but this is creepy, brilliant little fable that manages to be fucked up and humane and disturbing and lovely all at once. Its picture of what happens when you violate the human will is unsparing and frightening, but...
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