Written in 2007 with uncanny, prophetic accuracy, in this dark comedy the USA has incorporated in 2020 into an oligarchy, or corpor-nation, headed by a President + CEO like Donald Trump. Sub-divided by a great, brick wall into the northern Bluefish and southern Redfish States, AmericA, Inc. is run by President Travis Bash. Perpetually at war, riddled by special interests aWritten in 2007 with uncanny, prophetic accuracy, in this dark comedy the USA has incorporated in 2020 into an oligarchy, or corpor-nation, headed by a President + CEO like Donald Trump. Sub-divided by a great, brick wall into the northern Bluefish and southern Redfish States, AmericA, Inc. is run by President Travis Bash. Perpetually at war, riddled by special interests and voracious for capital, Bash drafts Bob, a destitute Yale poet, to transform America, Inc.'s corporate culture. Bob's job is to market to voter-shareholders the vulgar, bewildering and corrupt culture of this brutal corporate nation to increase share value. Nothing is sacred in corporate America or American culture in this hilarious, cautionary satire about a "corpornation" gone berserk in the relentless pursuit of profit. In a blend of high and low comedy, AmericA, Inc. rings true in a witty, merciless lampoon of the omniscient intrusion of the savage greed of big business into culture, politics, law, religion and everyday life. Lentz innovates with an accessible narrative style in stream of voice to bring characters to life by their dialogue. In AmericA, Inc. Lentz extends the literary bloodline of the rich satire of William Gaddis, Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, George Orwell, Moliere and Jonathan Swift....
|Title||:||AmericA, Inc.: A Novel in Stream of Voice|
|Number of Pages||:||330 Pages|
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AmericA, Inc.: A Novel in Stream of Voice Reviews
I won this through the Goodreads First Reads program. When I began reading this book, it was a little difficult to get to used to. It's written a stream-of-consciousness kind of way, and that's hard to read. However, after I got used to that, I found myself really enjoying the book. It's an excellent criticism of modern American companies and how greed means more them than morals. It was funny at some points, serious at others. It's like the Occupy Wallstreet movement in one book, and I honestly don't really support that movement. So take it from me, if I enjoyed the book, then you probably will too! :)
In 2007 this vision of dystopia imagined with prophetic accuracy a biting satire in which the USA has incorporated in 2020 into an oligarchy, or "corpor-nation," headed by a President + CEO surreally like Donald Trump.
**ARC/GIVEAWAY**Honest review: I made it through the first few pages, and was turned off by the prose style and the amount of cursing - didn't feel genuine at all. I think conceptually, this could be a cool story with a lot of incredibly current and politically-relevant themes, but the "stream-of-voice" format was difficult to follow and at some points, lazy. This deserves a more rounded story with traditional prose.