Divided Kingdom

Divided Kingdom

Book - 2006
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One night a boy who comes to be called Thomas Parry is taken from his family, caught up in a comprehensive unraveling of what had been a united kingdom. Reacting to their country's inexorable decline into consumerism, turpitude, racism, and violence, the powers that be establish four independent republics based on the perceived nature of the citizens assigned to each. These new partitions are reinforced with concrete barricades and razor wire.

Renamed, relocated, and granted favored status, Thomas enjoys one success after another until, working as a devoted civil servant, he suddenly falls out of the system entirely.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2006, c2005
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781400076598
Branch Call Number: FIC THO
Characteristics: 331 p. ; 21 cm


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Nov 29, 2014

Interesting concept, but it's not very well fleshed out. and the book is inexplicably supernatural at parts, while being realistic in other parts. a lot of things weren't really explained. it seems like the author kind of lost his way.

Jul 09, 2010

This story is set in a dystopic alternate reality -- otherworldly and yet familiar -- where citizens have been corralled into four huge walled states based on their personality traits.

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