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Forty Days at Kamas Kamas Trilogy #1 “A brutal portrait of a dystopian America full of dramatic irony and shocking revelation” KIRKUS REVIEWS Inspired by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s account of a Soviet labor camp revolt in Gulag Archipelago Volume III the story of FORTY DAYS AT KAMAS follows political prisoners and security officials at a corrective labor camp in Kamas Utah where inmates seize control during the summer of 2024 Kamas Utah 2024 In the totalitarian dystopia that America has become after the Unionist Party’s rise to power the American West contains vast Restricted Zones dotted with ghost towns scattered military garrisons and corrective labor camps where the regime disposes of its real and suspected enemies Kamas is one such camp On a frigid March night a former businessman from Pittsburgh Paul Wagner arrives at a labor camp in Utah’s Kamas Valley a dozen miles east of the deserted resort town of Park City which prisoners are dismantling as part of a massive recycling project When Wagner arrives he is unaware that his eleven year old daughter Claire has set off to Utah to find him after becoming separated from her mother at the Philadelphia Airport By an odd uirk of fate Claire has traveled on the same train that carried her father into internal exile Only after Wagner has renounced all hope of survival cast his lot with anti regime hard liners and joined them in an unprecedented and suicidal revolt does he discover that Claire has become a servant in the home of the camp’s Deputy Warden Wagner is torn between his devotion to family and loyalty to his fellow rebels until on the eve of an ard assault intended to crush the revolt he faces an agonizing choice between a hero’s death and a coward’s freedom In FORTY DAYS AT KAMAS author Preston Fleming offers a stirring portrait of a man determined to survive under the bleakest of conditions and against formidable odds Fleming’s gift for evocative prose brings the characters and events to life in a way that arouses emotional tension while also engaging the reader’s intellect with fundamental uestions about the future of American society This is among the best books that I have read in 2017 The plot’s pace is consistent not overwhelming; the author’s prose is highly readable and descriptive; Forty Days at Kamas is a book that makes the reader think deeply about their own experiences with bureaucracy persecution and the philosophical will to focus on what in their life is truly prescious their freedom I received this book free from Preston Fleming in exchange for an honest review The premise of the book was intriguing a workprison camp in the future in a dystopian society The story unfolds with the simultaneous stories of a male prisoner and a female child father and daughter They both deal with their own problems and hope to be reunited with each other eventuallyThe main portion of the book is taken up with the revolution going on in the camp The political prisoners have had enough of the brutality and they rise up I enjoyed how the author described the bleakness and despair amongst the prisoners and I feel that he appropriately captured the emotion and futility However I did feel that the actual revolution and fighting went on way too long The prisoners went on strike a few times before seizing control of the camp and for me this seemed an arduous part of the book At times it seemed the labor talks went on forever and I grew weary hoping for action and less bargaining Each chapter starts out with a uote relating to laborpoliticsunrest from leaders such as Lenin Trotsky Idi Amin soviet camp doctors and authors such as George Orwell The uote directly reflects the action that is going to take place in that chapter and I thought it was very uniue to have the foreshadowing told in that manner Towards the end of the book the main character has an out of body experience that provides the reader with a birds eye view of the action taking place down below The author also utilizes this in the first chapter where it worked well The portion at the end of the story seemed out of place and a bit confusing; at times I wondered if he was still floating above or if he was back in Earth watching the action Finally when he returns back to his body it all makes sense but I feel there could've been a better way to convey this by the authorIn summary good plot great idea but I didn't feel much of a connection with the characters I would have enjoyed this book if it was about 70 pages shorter That being said I do have to commend the author for having an easy writing style His sentences were flowing he described his characters well and the story did have a good air of suspense at times His knowledge of political unrest and union bargaining was comprehensive and I know those readers who have an affinity for that kind of thing will enjoy this story immensely This author and his book are what is wonderful about indie authors I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book I was also enlightened in my realization that the Orwellian theme of the book could happen in our countryThere are a number of good reviews that will lay out the characters and storyline so there is no reason for me to rehash those great reviews However I do want to chime in with a few comments about the work of Preston Fleming This is the first of his books to pass by my eyes I was engrossed with how well it was written I thought the story was exciting and had a relatively uick pace which kept me fully interested The characters are a real strength to this book I feel that I would actually recognize the majority of them if I passed them on the street That is how well they were developedI now have another great author to read It is a shame that there are so few books to read On the bright side he is young so he has a lot writing time left in his life Pick up a copy of this fine book to entice him to keep writing I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewAn incredibly emotional read about near future America in which Unionists have taken over and destroyed the freedom that had been the American way of life for over 200 years People many of which are war heroes or former government employees are now taken prisoner for the slightest perceived infractions charged with sedition and other drummed up charges and send to a prison camp system based in the Western United States primarily Utah and ColoradoA very heart wrenching story based on the true story of Alexander Solzhenitsyn and his time in a Russian gulag told from the perspective of an innocent prisoner and his living through a prison camp uprising and survival in the most extreme conditions brought on by prison wardens government officials and even fellow prisonersAn excellent book well written and very compelling I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series

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