Another 5 Star review from Amazon
Revolution- Aaron Aalborg- The reason this book is dangerous is because it is so complete. Using real history, mixed with quite possible events during the
60s and moving into our near future, a revolution unfolds. But don't call it that because people don't like violence. I kept humming "You say you want a revolution. Well, you know, we all want to change the world." But the characters in this book, unlike The
Beatles, don't shy away from destruction to attain their goal which is to change the world for the better.
It boils down to those wealthy few (elitists) who have everything and more, those would-be royal families who think they deserve "more than", who believe they are "better than" who continue to amass because they can. Sociopaths and psychopaths who rise to the top because they are ruthless. These are the kinds of men and women who will do anything to keep what they have and obtain more - more wealth, more power, more everything. They don't care that others have nothing and are barely surviving. They know that they deserve what they have and those other people do not.
How do you rid the world of such elitism and greed that seemingly knows no bounds? The level of thought that went into documenting a plan to do just that in a well written work of fiction is impressive. The ending surprised me. I've read enough Aaron Aalborg's books that I thought I knew where this was going and had an idea how it would end. I was wrong.
If this makes you curious, you should read the book. If you like historic novels, you'd find this enjoyable. I normally do not, but I loved this one because it is an exciting thriller from beginning to end. The historical events are what make it frighteningly realistic.
If I was in a book club this is the kind of book I'd enjoy reading and discussing with others. Book clubs are usually filled with Oprah's recommendations and she probably wouldn't read this one, although she should. There are even questions provided at the end for a book club discussion.
I (a person who is not Oprah) highly recommend this book for an exciting, thought provoking diversion from our current ridiculous affairs. As a bonus, it also provides a satisfying conclusion to where it could be leading us. Each chapter begins with a quote, so I'll end this review with one of my favorites: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F. Kennedy