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Billy and the Cloneasaurus

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In this, we get to see Kozeniewski's depth as an author, as he is able to switch genres with aplomb. It starts off light and fluffy, but you quickly get the impression that something deeper lies under the surface. Don't dwell too long on what's on the pages of this book or you'll find yourself questioning the motives of your employers and your own self-worth. In a strange twist of being the last man on the world, William, or more aptly known as William 790-6 (57th iteration), is the last person on the planet, sort of.

In addition to the freak events that allow the 57th iteration to live being humorous, the simple logistics of every character being named William is pretty fun. Dark, haunting, and blisteringly satirical, BILLY AND THE CLONEASAURUS is the story of one “man’s” attempt to finally become an individual in a world of copies.There are stories of Wills who have gone crazy and run away and are living in the wilds, but nobody can verify those stories.

I don’t want to pretend I’m something I’m not,’ 790 said, ‘but I’m tired of being what everyone expects me to be. A short stand-alone (187 pages) – although we would love to see more written about this world, maybe from the time when this world was developed? Each clone lives for exactly one year and on your 366th day of life you are slurried and a new iteration is sent into the world for the next year. But when you stop and think about it, there are a lot of parallels to the story and what is really happening in the world around us.But as I started reading I realized this book lives quite happily in a genre I’ve long been obsessed with, Dystopian Sci-Fi. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Released in 2001, a lot of critics thought that this was a terrible film, more mindless than “The Lost World”. You’ll see the scary similarities in the world we live in to those elements in the book that are the trappings of control. It only takes one person to think outside of the box to create change, to start a revolution, is William that square peg on a board of round holes?

What I love most about Billy and the Cloneasaurus is the way Kozeniewski throws us into the dystopia of Williamsport while gradually revealing its charm and relatability. Billy does the same routine again and again, even after the freak accident because that’s what his replacement would have done. If you are familiar with Kozeniewski's other work, or if you are a fan of the classic sci-fi I alluded to at the beginning of this review, you will definitely want to check this book out.I can't really look in depth at the characters in this book as it was really only the one character many times, but I loved the choice of 'William' to be the clone. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

This isn’t something I would pick up since you said it speaks to you and sticks with you in the end really have me thinking I may like reading this one. And like most dystopian stories (written by men) women are treated as an afterthought to the Grand Political Message or as mere accessories to the Crippling Male Angst that drives the subversive action to its conclusion. Etsy reserves the right to request that sellers provide additional information, disclose an item's country of origin in a listing, or take other steps to meet compliance obligations. And it makes you think about how a blind focus on the monetary things in life can drive us to lose focus on what’s really important. In this the story, I think that Kozeniewski captured the drive for profitability at its most horrific level.But the situation is described enough that my imagination filled in the details making ending far worse for me than the beginning.

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