Monday, August 20, 2007

Gerald N. Lund: The Alliance

I love this book. I just finished it for the third time and it only took me 2 days. Juberry gave me this novel as a birthday gift and I'm glad I have my own copy now.

The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic America and follows Eric Lloyd in the discovery of a 'Utopian' civilization where crime, anger, and hate have been eliminated. The Alliance, as it is called, implants everyone with a computer chip that regulates their emotions. Appalled at this practice, Eric vows to destroy the Alliance and set the people free.

This novel is a great science fiction read - lots of action and entertaining plot twists. Lund does a fantastic job portraying the horror of this civilization and the reader is instantly supporting the main character. The characters are good, but they don't really stand out in my memory as being exceptionally unique. But they serve their purpose to tell the story.

It's a little hard to find this book because Gerald N. Lund is only well-known in a specific niche. But if you can find it, I highly recommend you read The Alliance.

6 comments:

Joseph said...

I love this book. My first time reading it I was probably 12. I've read it at least 10 times since. The main thing I love about it is the thoughts of freedom and being good, not just acting good.

Grégoire said...

How interesting that someone has read this. I thought I was the only one. You're not a woman named Michelle, are you? That's who stole mine. LOL!

Anonymous said...

I've always felt that this book would come to life on screen. I have read it countless times for years & I think it's about time this book is recognized for how great it really is.

Anonymous said...

I read this book 25 years ago and forgot who had written it. I have told my kids (who are all major Orson Scott Card fans) about it and how much I loved it. It was only today that I searched to find it and voila. I am so excited. My husband found multiple copies, of which I am snagging them up and passing onto the kiddos (who are grown now themselves). What a great book!

Anonymous said...

Seems Like a great book! My schools english classes are reading this book. It is more popular than you think

Anonymous said...

With the Distopian craze these days, I'm surprised this book has not been re-marketed heavily. It fits right in.

One of my favorites, recommended to me by my father.