One of my favorite things about reading is that authors have the ability to discuss world problems in a fictional way. If you’re a thinker and the author is a decent writer you begin to contemplate and compare real world events to the events of the book.
Marcus Sakey’s Brilliance pits Brilliants against Normals in a way that Gays vs Straights, Blacks vs Whites, or Christians vs Muslims happens everyday. It showcases examples of ways that governments capitalize on fear and people’s differences to create wars that benefit the governments. Mr. Sakey does a great job exhibiting in his writing how a few human lives are sacrificed “for the greater good” in order to further political plans.
As I read this book I kept thinking that if more people could realize that these examples are happening everyday then we would stop allowing our countries to instill fear in us in order to further separate us and make it easier on them to satisfy their own crude agendas.
This book is the epitome of “fiction is the truth in the lie” and I liked it so much that I just purchased book two.
Aside from the political undertone which was handled brilliantly, Brilliance is written really well, action packed, and exciting to read. I gave it four stars.
2 thoughts on “Brilliance; One Authors Take on Using Differences to Fuel Wars.”
Add purple to the black & white polarity and the story changes. But we are never shown that part of the story as normal. The world is full of purple. And green. And blue, and red, and yellow, and brown, and all that. I keep looking at the extremist polarization of the people I live among, and I’m appalled because I am so far on the outside. The burning times are still happening and no one seems to see it.
And you are good at review.
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Thank you Cyn.