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The Lightbringers by H. C. H. Ritz

The Lightbringers (edition 2012)

by H. C. H. Ritz, Staci Reed (Illustrator)

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Title:The Lightbringers
Authors:H. C. H. Ritz
Other authors:Staci Reed (Illustrator)
Info:Grey Gecko Press (2012), Hardcover, 244 pagina's
Collections:LBT Early Reviewers, Fiction, Digital version
Tags:Science-fiction, dystopian

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The Lightbringers by H. C. H. Ritz


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This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
This was a very disappointing instance of when an excellent concept totally failed to deliver.

The pace was far too fast to allow anything to make sense, and while I accept that there are times a writer needs to 'tell' in order to avoid getting too bogged down in unnecessary detail, in the execution of this novel there was an excess of telling so that as a reader you felt like you were on a roller coaster, flying around a breakneck curve with no frame of reference, and nothing to draw you or hold you into the car.

The characters – almost without exception – are unsympathetic, or so poorly drawn as to leave the reader feeling so apathetic about that that things that should have shocked or disgusted went past without any emotional response whatsoever.

I fear the author was using the shock approach far too much in what could have been a very through provoking novel if it had been written in a different, more measured way. ( )
  cedargrove | Sep 29, 2014 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
The Lightbringers is a thought provoking read that makes you think seriously about whether or not this could really happen. Definitely an interesting read. It could have been used a little more work to make it a 5 star read. It was still enjoyable. I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested in the idea of a dystopian society in our not too distant future. Is it possible? You tell me.

Disclaimer: I received this book as an early review copy. ( )
  debdebtig | Feb 22, 2014 |
They're Watching You Right Now!

The Orwellian level of constant surveillance and thought control in this book is enough to make anyone living in Oceania blush.

Remember Nineteen Eighty-Four's torture scene in Room 101? Now image if a group of freedom fighters had kicked the door in and rescued Smith from O'Brien's thought control - That's what you have with THE LIGHTBRINGERS.

Get your copy before this book is banned by Madame President's NEW AMERICA and her legions of 'Feel Good' Operators come knocking on YOUR door! ( )
  GeorgeWPadgett | Mar 21, 2013 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Not good, not good at all.
Written like a YA-Book, no background information to make the plot more believable, characters without depth and a magical happy end.
An interesting idea twisted into a waste of time.
Sorry for the harsh words but I really tried to be nice - and failed.
  omf | Feb 13, 2013 |
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I received and am now reviewing The Lightbringers through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program. The concept of the book very much caught my interest as I love a good dystopian. However, I never really could get into. Everything happened way to fast with really no background information. Though the main characters story did slowly unfold I felt the reader needed to know more about the world around him. I was also thrown off by Nick's sociopathic ways. I can see how the author wanted to show the difference between President Martha's credo of living life in a constant state of happiness, wether forced or not, and Nick / the undergrounds credo of living life however they wanted even if it was violent. But to me his actions were so drastic they became instantly unbelievable. The one thing that I truly enjoyed were the proclomations on how to live your life according to President Marth and the passages from 9 Lives by Watts fromt he Underground. They showed the polar opposition between the two factions. ( )
  Zedd | Feb 1, 2013 |
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Editions: 1938821297, 1938821300

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