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Revolver - Lucas Bale, Michael Patrick Hicks
Revolver
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The "stunning and harrowing" short story, originally published in the anthology No Way Home, is now available as a standalone release and features an all-new foreword written by award-winning science fiction author, Lucas Bale.Cara Stone is a broken woman: penniless, homeless, and hopeless. When... show more
The "stunning and harrowing" short story, originally published in the anthology No Way Home, is now available as a standalone release and features an all-new foreword written by award-winning science fiction author, Lucas Bale.Cara Stone is a broken woman: penniless, homeless, and hopeless. When given the chance to appear on television, she jumps at the opportunity to win a minimum of $5,000 for her family.The state-run, crowdfunded series, Revolver, has been established by the nation's moneyed elite to combat the increasing plight of class warfare.There's never been a Revolver contestant quite like Cara before. The corporate states of America are hungry for blood, and she promises to deliver.
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Format: Kindle Edition
ASIN: B014ALS0KG
Pages no: 60
Edition language: English
Category:
Horror
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runner
runner rated it
1.0 An unoriginal idea badly executed
The idea of a participant in a “live” tv show is nothing new and has been done both in the past with the excellent Running Man written by Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman and more recently The Hunger Games. Revolver attempts to be a political statement using the persona of Cara Jones as a dow...
Shaykitteh's World of Books
Shaykitteh's World of Books rated it
5.0 Review: Revolver
It's rare that I read a book that is so realistic that it scares me. With our current political landscape, medical rights being removed from women, religion trumping democracy, and the current debates regarding gun control, this short story is becoming more and more relevant every day.People will ei...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
5.0 Revolver
An excellent short from Michael Patrick Hicks that reads much larger than its word count and packs quite a punch. Waging war on poverty, one person at a time.
Mike Mullin, Author
Mike Mullin, Author rated it
2.5
I felt like this short story was over the top politically, even though I generally agree with the points it makes. It's more effective to show the world you're writing about and let the reader make up his/her own mind than to beat us over the head with a political agenda. It also was so reminiscent ...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
5.0 Revolver Review
Wow. Just... Wow. This is easily making my Best of 2015 list. Revolver, by Michael Patrick Hicks, is reminiscent of Alan Moore's V for Vendetta, Stephen King/Richard Bachman's The Running Man, and George Orwell's 1984. Yes, you read that correctly. I consider Revolver on par with all three of those ...
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