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#BlogTour #BookReview QualityLand By Marc-Uwe Kling 

Today I would like to welcome you all on my stop of the Blog Tour for QualityLand By Marc-Uwe Kling and I would like to share a review, with all of you. Thank you very much to Tracy from Compulsive Readers for the invitation. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂

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Thank You very much to the publisher – Orion for the NetGalley review copy.
ISBN13: 978-1409191131
Genre:  Dystopian
Release date: 20 02 2020
Price*: Kindle £9.99 (GBP)/  Hardback £14.99 (GBP)
Kindle $13.99 (USD)/ Hardback $17.49 (USD)
Pages: ~ 352
My rating: 9/10
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK
Book Depository
What I learned from this book: I am scared of the future.

Description of the book: THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU. YES, YOU SPECIFICALLY. WELCOME TO QUALITYLAND.

We hope you enjoy your trip to the happiest, most advanced place on earth. QualityLand is the world’s first 2.0 country, where everything is run by an infallible algorithm, including:
– Society (in which everyone is ranked by level)
– Shopping (orders arrive before you even know you want them)
– Relationships (you will be notified instantly if there is a better match)

In fact, this very algorithm selected you to visit QualityLand. If you don’t like it, you’re not just ungrateful – you’re also wrong, because the algorithm is always right. While you’re visiting, be aware there is an election going on – the perfect time to see QualityLand in action…

ENJOY YOUR TRIP!

How this book made me feel: This book left me deep in thought and kind of petrified of what the future will bring. Is it strange to be mesmerised by the progress we could achieve, but be disgusted by what it could do to us at the same time?

This story is told from multiple perspectives, sharing the lives of very different but interesting characters. The main character of this book would be Peter, a regular guy, who doesn’t really have many goals in life. He kind of goes with the flow, until he receives an item, that he didn’t want. There is this cloud of sadness surrounding Peter, he seems boring, however, he is witty and really kind man, and I really enjoyed his adventures. I did like the other characters in this novel as well, they portrayed different angles of this messed up country, and I really enjoyed their thoughts about machinery and consumerism.

I really liked the narrative of this book, it is constantly changing, diverse, and absolutely absorbing. This novel has a political spice to it, that some people might not like, but I think the rich vs. poor theme suited this book very well. This novel doesn’t have major twists in it, but all the turns and adventures were really interesting and entertaining.

I loved the writing style of this book, it is very thought-provoking, very well researched and educational. I am truly wondering, how Marc-Uwe Kling produced this wonderful book, how he came up with all this. The whole story is quite surreal but makes sense at the same time. 😀 This book analyses a lot of computing things, such as code, AIs, algorithms, robotics, and to write a book that actually makes sense to an average person like myself, the author has to love all that and understand how it all works. I think to fully enjoy this book, a reader should have basic knowledge about what is a code or an algorithm. The chapters are quite short and the pages just flew by for me. I liked the ending of this novel, it was surprising but rounded this story very nicely.

So, to conclude, it is a very intriguing and complex novel, filled with great, diverse and amusing characters as well as a very indulging and entertaining plot. I loved the topic it analysed, and I am scared of how realistic this dystopian book is. I need this book in my life because I want to reread it after 20 years, to see how accurate Marc-Uwe Kling actually was. 🙂 I strongly recommend this book to everybody, the internet and consumerism are taking over our lives, and I hope it will show what we could gain or lose with that. Enjoy!

Thank You for your time! ❤

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download.jpgAbout the author: Marc-Uwe Kling is a German songwriter, author and cabaret artist. He studied Philosophy and Dramatics at Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2003, Kling regularly performs on various stages in Berlin. Frequently, he performs at literary and cabaret events as well as poetry slams.
Website: https://marcuwekling.de/en/ / Twitter: @realMarcUwe /

Facebook: @klingmarcuwe

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

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