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Friday, April 5, 2013

FatherlessFatherless by James C. Dobson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The first time I picked up Fatherless, I read the first couple of chapters and then felt bogged down in the politics of the information involved in setting up the characters and plot.  I felt overwhelmed and put the book down.  However, I picked it up a few days ago and consumed the 488 page book in two sittings.  The plot turned out to be engrossing.  It deals with an America half a century from now.  An America where the baby boomers are now antiquarians and there are not enough people to care for them or to earn tax dollars to provide for them.  This is due to years of abortion and other means of treating life as valueless.  It is a frightening book because it is all too possible.  It spoke of a world where the elderly are encouraged to choose to "transition"--a form of voluntary suicide--by relatives who are too burdened to care for them any longer. Ironically, those who contributed to the solution of the problem by having children were spurned by such labels as "breeders" and scorned as being radical right wing religious fanatics.  This book is the first of a trilogy.  The next book is scheduled to be released in October of 2013.



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