Thursday, December 3, 2015

Book Review: Oasis

I received an advance copy of Oasis by Dima Zales in exchange for my honest review.

From the publisher:
A new dystopian/post-apocalyptic series from a New York Times bestselling author
My name is Theo, and I'm a resident of Oasis, the last habitable area on Earth. It's meant to be a paradise, a place where we are all content. Vulgarity, violence, insanity, and other ills are but a distant memory, and even death no longer plagues us.
I was once content too, but now I'm different. Now I hear a voice in my head, and she tells me things no imaginary friend should know. Her name is Phoe, and she is my delusion.
Or is she?

I don't read many dystopian or post-apocalyptic books even though they are quite popular right now.  I've noticed quite a few and not just zombies--everyone has their own spin.  However, when offered the opportunity to read a book, who am I to decline?  I also don't typically read ebooks but when in Rome....
I downloaded the Kindle app because Jack loves the Kindle entirely too much and it's never charged.  It was easy to set up my account and forward the file.  It was actually way simpler than I would ever have imagined.  I'm not very technologically savvy for my age.  I get by.  I did find reading it black with white text was easier on the eyes especially when I was reading at night while waiting for children to fall asleep.
Oasis was the story of a young man struggling to survive in his reality.  He lived after society after technology advanced so rapidly that the world couldn't keep up.  The Goo ate the world and the society was left with one safe bubble.  They built a very tech friendly society where screens could be pulled up with the wave of a hand and doors could be open the same way.  One must only wave their hands a specific way and Food would arrive in their hands.  They also referred to what we consider modern times as ancient.  That was a little harsh to read.
The biggest struggle I had with this book was understanding some of the harder tech stuff.  I just don't have a frame of reference for that.  I struggled with the need for hand motions and putting things into perspective.  This is in no way a criticism of the author, it's just a short-coming of mine.  I'm not tech savvy.
Overall, it was a good book and I'd read it again.

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