Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Review: Lifechoice by Todd Morgano

The first generation of people born knowing how long they have to live is coming of age. And for a growing number of those who lack the financial means to rise above their circumstances, LifeChoice is the answer.

The company will grant them anything they wish, and all it will cost is a few months or years off the back end of their lives--time that's being compromised already by the stress of living on the margins.

Within LifeChoice, however, lies a secret. The company's power brokers have a hidden agenda that's exposed when a struggling construction worker trying to make a better life for his family crosses paths with an enterprising reporter who's working on a string of strange deaths.

LifeChoice is a story about the desire to control one's destiny, and the unforeseen consequences that arise when human frailties intercede.

Paperback, 278 pages
Published May 12th 2014 by Createspace

Terri's Thoughts

** I won a copy of this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review**

This was a very easy read for me.  Written in a way that it flowed and before I know it the books was done. 

I liked the fact that the story was written in multiple perspectives.  The reader mainly sees the perspective of Remy and his daughter and alternates between the two.  What I found strange was that a third perspective was added around the halfway point with the addition of the reporter.  And then a fourth towards the end with the President of Lifechoice.  This was a little weird for me.  I wish that they were all part of the story from the beginning to make it a little awkward.

While I enjoyed the read I did find it a little anti-climatic. It was building to what I thought would be an exciting climax however it sort of failed to materialize.  It was wrapped up pretty neatly and a little too easily for my liking.  Also I found the story carried on a couple of chapters past what I felt should have been the ending.

The concept of the story was a little odd.  Trading in a couple of years off of the end of your life in exchange for something to make your current situation better.  I didn't really understand the taking of years off part as it really did not explain why that was required.  In my mind I figured it was population control however it would have been a value added if the reader knew why this was the case instead of being left to speculate.

I would recommend this story to more of a YA genre who is used to reading dystopian type books.  There could be an appeal for this audience.

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