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2020: A Novel | Kenneth Steven
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In the tradition of 1984 and It Can't Happen Here, 2020 is a timely dystopian novel about a country divided, a terrorist attack, and an populist leader who promises he alone is the solution. In 2020, Britain is at a breaking point. Years of economic turmoil, bitter debates over immigration, anger at the political elites, and fears about the future have created a maelstrom, a dis-United Kingdom, with citizens tempted to find easy answers in demagoguery and isolationism. The country is a bomb waiting to explode. Then it does. A major terrorist attack targets a sleeper train traveling between Edinburgh and London, leaving a staggering number of dead and wounded. Investigators soon identify the culprits as a radicalized group of young British Muslims. Horrific images from the attack and speculation by the media fan worries about further terrorist acts and the danger of an enemy within. In the aftermath, two far right organizations join to create a new radical group called White Rose, promising to stand up for English values. An unproven leader vows thathe can fix the nation. As the nightmare unfolds, a myriad of voicesfrom across the social and political spectrumoffer wildly differing perspectives on the chaotic events . . . and unexpectedly reveal modern Britains soul with 20/20 acuity. Thoughtful, compassionate, and provocative, Kenneth Stevens 2020 is a parable for our times.
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hes7
2020: A Novel | Kenneth Steven
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Five books read at the end of September (and another one started). If I can stick with five books a month, I‘ll be good. 🙌🏻 #20booksby2020

megnews Great job! 👍🏻 1mo
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hes7
2020: A Novel | Kenneth Steven
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Jumping into the #20booksby2020 challenge for the last four months of 2019. I want to be intentional about reading books I own, so hopefully, this will help me stay motivated. 🤞🏻

megnews Some great pics! Thanks for joining in and good luck! 2mo
SauerPatch Mist and Fury is so good! There‘s some gorgeous covers in here. 😊 2mo
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suzie.reads
2020: A Novel | Kenneth Steven
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Just saw this challenge and decided to get on board 😊 Think it's a great idea!
Here are my 20 books 📚📚
#20booksby2020 @megnews

megnews Thanks for joining!! 3mo
TrishB Some good ones there! 3mo
Gizmo86 the chalk man is amazing x 3mo
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suzie.reads @TrishB lots I'm looking forward to reading 😊 3mo
suzie.reads @Gizmo86 read so many good reviews about it, planning to read it in October as already planned my September reads👍🏻 3mo
Gizmo86 @suzie.reads enjoy! the author who wrote it has another one out called The Taking of Annie Thorne. I have it but it's on my stack to read. Looks great 🤓 3mo
suzie.reads @Gizmo86 I've just ordered The Chalk Man on ebay, going to try and squeeze it in this month👍🏻 3mo
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Bookjunkie57
2020: A Novel | Kenneth Steven
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Friday funny 😂😂

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MelissaSewell
2020: A Novel | Kenneth Steven
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Set in Britain in the near future with lots of angst and political division due to a terroristic event. It would have been more interesting if written in a different format, and easier to follow.

The whole book was a series of interviews about current events. The interviewer isn‘t really present, as if on the phone and we can‘t hear them. You aren‘t even told who‘s speaking each time - you have to figure it out.

Not my kind of book.