What a great book this was-I enjoyed reading every second of it! The future and the past is blended perfectly in this fictional account of what the world will be like in the future; and how just a couple of people were able to "save" the world from corporate and political greed and the technology which allowed it all to happen!
We have all seen people walking around attached to their phones, ipads etc; children sit dazed in front of screens and adults mindlessly ignoring everything while listening to their favorite tunes. Well-take this a bit further and imagine that there is no more human interaction-the computers are virtually in our brains and we just have to think in order to get answers-history -well-no one is the slightest bit interested in that. Answers to questions pop up in front of our eyes via the internet. No one uses books anymore. Corporations have taken over and consumerism is exploited.
There is only one history professor left-and he is soon to be retired-who has attempted to hoard all the old real books. He knows that only a truly honest man can get the world back on track--Abraham Lincoln. But Honest Abe has been dead for centuries-how is he going to help--sorry people-you will just have to read this book to find out!!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
On the evening of April 14th, 1865, a flawless duplicate replaced the 16th President an instant prior to his assassination. Two centuries later, Honest Abe opened his eyes to a world in desperate need of guidance.
THE SECOND LIVES OF HONEST MEN is a prescient vision of where society's dependence on technology could be taking us. It's a character driven story about love, redemption, and hope, with deep philosophical underpinnings related to how we think, feel, and reason in a world where it's ironically easy to feel disconnected.
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
My family often drives me to the brink of madness; not a difficult thing to do, considering how close to the edge I already am. My daughter is a hellion. At the age of five, she's both bright and bold, obstinate, and pushes every button I have. My wife blames my genetics: "I was never like that," she claims. I deny it, despite knowing that I was also an uncontrollable child.
I'm a teacher, but I consider myself a modern philosopher. I'm very worried about the current state of education. I'm concerned about the future, in general. I don't think we all necessarily need to be alarmists, though I do believe that if you look at the world around you and aren't a little worried, you and I probably aren't going to agree on much. (I'll pretend not to look while you navigate elsewhere. There's plenty of other entertainment on-line. Crushing Candy, and so forth...)
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