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It's 2003 and a disillusioned Tony Blair, President of the EU, kills himself in his old office in No10. Britain is ruled by Titus Cromwell,a megalomaniac despot, who controls the people through the power of the ID card. The war in Iraq is still raging, the country is running out of money and everyone is living too long. He comes up with a diabolical scheme to solve all his problems. Pandora Tyler, whose husband was tortured to death by Cromwell, leads an armed citizen's revolt and marches on Whitehall.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Nov 11, 2007
Publisher libros international
ISBN 1905988125 ISBN13 9781905988129
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More About Pete Moore
Dr Pete Moore is a medical journalist and Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Bristol. He is Chairman of the Medical Journalists Association and winner of numerous awards for his journalism, including the MJA Tony Thistlethwaite Award for his most recent book, "Blood and Justice," He is an official rapporteur at Windsor Castle and private meetings at the House of Lords. He has a PhD in physiology and has held a range of post-doctoral research fellowships with The Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation. He also lectures in ethics.
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Britain fractured Sep 1, 2008
2030 The Lottery by Peter Moore is a pseudo-Orwellian poke into a possible British future. In contrast to Orwell, who placed his all-powerful state almost forty years into the future, Peter Moore sets his just twenty-three years hence. This suggests that the author believes that many of the changes in Britain's social and political fabric that he depicts in his book have already taken place. Indeed there are references to a certain war that no-one wanted, changes to the country's sovereignty status and well reported, now familiar questions concerning political integrity.
But still, the 2030 that the book depicts is considerably further removed from the present that its twenty-odd years of displacement might suggest. The position of the Royal Family has been undermined, parliament has lost all authority and, indeed, credibility, and the country's interests and assets have been sold off to foreigners. Perhaps it's not so far-fetched, some might argue.
Britain is under the despotic rule of Cromwell. His political style is to brand anyone who is not wholly with him as being utterly against him. This is not a tolerant regime. And those who are against him are ruthlessly pursued.
Wat Tyler and his wife, Pandora (who has a box!) lead an opposition group. Wat is arrested and tortured, and though the authorities have perfected chemical tortures that leave the body apparently unharmed, Cromwell has his captive murdered and Pandora opens the box. A full scale revolt ensues, but only after it starts with a women's protest. A leading opposition politician takes up the cause and there is a good deal of mayhem.
Throughout Peter Moore uses character names and settings to evoke previous wars, revolts and rebellions. Cromwell sanctions a civil war in response to Wat Tyler's peasant revolt. But in 2030 The Lottery, it is Bradley tanks and fighter aircraft that engage in locations where pikes, swords and muskets were once employed.
The book requires considerable suspension of belief- it is a novel, after all. It will appeal to readers who like to poke a finger of ridicule in the direction of public figures who have lost political trust.
A Vision of the Future Perhaps. May 18, 2008
Peter Moores clever novel throws us into a Britain of the not to distant future, of ID cards a health service that cannot cope, of voter apathy and anarchy. Into the future? don't make me laugh. Pete Moore supposedly transports us to 2030 when New Labour... old Labour... Conservative Liberal democrat Labour, come Stalinist Franco Hitler labour, rules the country with an iron fist. Same power hungry, expense grabbing, don't tell the voters politicians, just a different name.
Tony Blair the EU president has just killed himself, a guilt trip perhaps for starting it all in the first place and the country teeters on the brink of civil war. Pete Moore's skill in this novel is his clever analysis describing just how easy it could happen, just like it did in the Spanish civil war, countryman against countryman worker against worker peasant against peasant, two viewpoints one dictator and one big almighty anarchic mess.
Moore cleverley intertwines the names from great British history as the plot moves on at an unrelenting pace. His character descriptions are highly believable and well defined. We root for Pandora and the old soldiers and bay for the blood of the Prime Minister as Moore takes us through a series of emotions and awakens the revolutionary in us all.