Nagarajan G G itibaren Ostrów, Polonya
I read this book when I was 11. All I remember are batlike creatures and lots of teenage sex. I ask nothing more.
Holy crap. This book was so FREAKING GOOD. The time and place: America, a few years down the road. Prime rates are at 18 percent. Inflation is at thirty percent. Foreign countries are refusing to loan America any more money. The United States is at war with six areas, including Quebec, and the National Guard is spread so thin that it is now safe for other countries to invite the U.S. to declare war. And in the midst of all these financial crises, 77 million Americans--Baby Boomers all--are beginning to retire. And Social Security will go bankrupt within three months if this happens. The solution? Hike the Social Security tax to 30%, applicable to everyone under 30. Cassandra Devine is a disgusted and disgruntled blogger who is very unamused at the prospect of paying out the nose to support the "ungreatest generation." (Her words.) Her solution? Offer all sorts of tax breaks to people who kill themselves before the age of 70. In no time, Cassandra is propelled into the limelight. Is she a savior or a she-devil? Depends on who you ask. But one thing is for certain--once a one-legged senator with presidential aspirations gets a hold of her and her issue, there's no telling how far they will be able to ride this train. Appeal elements: fast-paced and witty plot, detailed and amusing characters, and sharp, take-no-prisoners dialogue. While the plots and even the tone are completely different, I would recommend John Grisham's A Time to Kill for someone wanting a read-alike; the witty, dry dialogue is very similar, and the story offers compelling backstories about the characters, just as Boomsday does. As well, try Nature Girl or Skinny Dip by Cark Hiassen.