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by Bruce Boston

The Guardener's Tale download ebook
ISBN:
1933556781
ISBN13:
978-1933556789
Author:
Bruce Boston
Publisher:
Sam's Dot Publishing (May 1, 2007)
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1207 kb
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1658 kb
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Genre Fiction
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Rating:
4.9

In his novel, The Guardener's Tale, Bruce Boston creates a stunning new world for us to delve into-a society in which an idolized utopian model is the end goal

In his novel, The Guardener's Tale, Bruce Boston creates a stunning new world for us to delve into-a society in which an idolized utopian model is the end goal. While this world remains filled with delicious memories of what would be our past should we live as a citizen of the City State, the ideal often needs careful gardening to secure its path towards a perfect future. Boston gives us wonderfully fleshed-out characters, with a deluge of quandaries to ponder, as he carries the reader to the end in his roller-coaster of prose.

Bruce Boston’s The Guardeners Tale is a darkly psychological work of speculative fiction that generally reflects .

Bruce Boston’s The Guardeners Tale is a darkly psychological work of speculative fiction that generally reflects classic stories such as Brave New World and 1984 with the dystopian society it depicts. There the reflection ceases at once. This masterful dystopian book by award-winning fantasy poet Bruce Boston is a more terrifying story than teenagers improbably forced into a killing arena (The Hunger Games) or teenagers forced into matched matings (Matched) because these are adults created into stable Citizens, individuals capable of expressing their individuality in a socially acceptable fashion.

Bruce Boston’s most popular book is The Guardener's Tale. Sacrificial Nights by. Bruce Boston (Goodreads Author), Alessandro Manzetti (Goodreads Author). Ben Baldwin (Illustrator). Stained Glass Rain by. Bruce Boston (Goodreads Author).

Bruce Boston (born 1943) is an American speculative fiction writer and poet. Bruce Boston was born in Chicago and grew up in Southern California. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1965, and an .

Bruce Boston’s The Guardener’s Tale is an enchanting read. It has the mind-bending twists and turns of cutting-edge speculative fiction fitted nicely into a lyrical character-driven cautionary novel that always goes where you can’t predict. Boston opens gateways in the imagination. -Jonathan Maberry, author of Ghost Road Blues.

The Guardener's Tale" is a dystopic novel of the future in which everything is controlled and perfect, from work to sex. Unemployment does not exist. Stimulants and holograms enhance the sexual experience.

A long dense narrative poem set in a neo-decadent future. Portrays the tempestuous love affair of a cyber-enhanced woman and her wandering paramour. Rhysling Award Finalist 2002A long dense narrative poem set in a neo-decadent future.

Transcending genre, The Guardener’s Tale combines suspense and breathtaking plot twists with macabre humor. Tuesday’s the day the citizens "Guardeners" are allowed an evening of person freedom and expression, music and perverse activities

Transcending genre, The Guardener’s Tale combines suspense and breathtaking plot twists with macabre humor. Involving, compelling, a masterwork. Mary Turzillo, author of An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl. Tuesday’s the day the citizens "Guardeners" are allowed an evening of person freedom and expression, music and perverse activities. One Tuesday sets a man on course on a path of freeing himself from the brainwashing and discovers from this a need of love, to be loved, a need for unrestricted freedom. This is a day that will change his future forever!

It is, of course, a very American tale and gives and a chance to see an early James touching on politics, feminism, sexuality and idealism

It is, of course, a very American tale and gives and a chance to see an early James touching on politics, feminism, sexuality and idealism. The title doesn’t actually refer to Bostonians in general but two characters. But it is, of course, a very funny and eccentric depiction of the society of the north-eastern United States of the time – something that that bothered the people of Boston of the 1880s for its indecency.

"A gripping dystopia wickedly extrapolated from our present. Boston brings to bear his narrative genius on this noir tale of a love triange in a society gone mad, probing the way technology and science alter our reality. Transcending genre, "The Guardener's Tale" combines suspense and breathtaking plot twists with macabre humor. Involving, compelling, a masterwork." - Mary Turzillo, author of "An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl"
Reviews:
  • WOGY
So enjoyed reading this book! It is suspenseful, thought-provoking, and has fascinating characters.
  • Mr_Jeйson
The Guardener's Tale was suggested by a friend. I was blown away. It was a fast read with involving characters and unanticipated plot turns. It contemplates an authoritarian society with parallels to our own set in a far future City. The Guardeners police deviant thoughts and behavior of Citizens. Guardeners are able to access a Citizen's memory in detail and adjust deviant thinking. One night a week a Citizen can chose the freedom of socializing as someone else by donning an undetectable dermask, a mask looking like real skin. Citizens are not allowed to visit the decrepit City slum where non-Citizens live. Non-Citizens must undergo thought conditioning to become a Citizen. The slum is where the hero's unintended journey to freedom begins, where he removes his dermask to be with a non-Citizen and where he begins to read the old books she keeps. The conflicted adventures ring true and are intellectually satisfying. The metaphors remain with me. This is an excellent and timeless story.
  • Samuhn
I stopped this novel at 34% because it was boring, bad and going nowhere.

On Tuesday nights, everyone dons a duramask to go out and have sex with strangers. Then the well adjusted couple comes home and talks about their night of sex. But one man acts inappropriately by hiring a prostitute whose dad caused/lead the riots of 37. He is concerned he may be watched by an enforcer....blah, blah. Is this going someplace? I don't know. I don't care.

I returned this for a full refund.
  • Kerahuginn
This was a classic dystopian tale of a city very advanced but suppressing the less desirable human traits. People are ultimately under the control of the Government in the quest for their "future perfect". It was a good story but unfortunately I was underwhelmed. Not because of the book itself but because I have read so many dystopian stories I didn't feel like I was reading anything new here. I still gave it a four star rating because I had to be fair - if I hadn't already read the greats, I would have loved this.

The story is narrated by a Guardener - kind of like a detective but with more power and technology at hand. Their job is to find anyone who shows any deviation to the rules and recondition them if possible. Three quarters of the book is him telling you about Richard Thorne. Richard was an average citizen who seemed a little bored with life. He started hanging around the slums, drinking, doing drugs and he fell in love with a hooker. There were others involved in this story as well, and it was a lot more complex a situation than what I just mentioned but ultimately the Guardener is explaining how things devolved in Richard's life, how they came to meet and how this affected him.

If you like dystopian stories, I would recommend this. However if you have read a lot of the classic dystopian novels such as 1984, We, This Perfect Day, etc, you may not find anything new here either.
  • Yainai
In his novel, The Guardener's Tale, Bruce Boston creates a stunning new world for us to delve into-a society in which an idolized utopian model is the end goal. While this world remains filled with delicious memories of what would be our past should we live as a citizen of the City State, the ideal often needs careful gardening to secure its path towards a perfect future.

Boston gives us wonderfully fleshed-out characters, with a deluge of quandaries to ponder, as he carries the reader to the end in his roller-coaster of prose. Through his writing, we discover how unique our focus character Richard Thorne is. We follow his travels through the text of a superior, as we explore this strange new world where certain liberties are now deemed negative. As with all things supposedly perfect, the City State is no different, having its own flaws.

As the struggle to maintain control falters, the system's weaknesses become exposed in this skillfully spun tale. The reader has the benefit of being able to witness a sliver of its decay. Boston succeeds at giving us a glimpse of a future that might not seem to otherworldly for many of us. This book is a refreshing reminder of how much we take our freedoms for granted.