Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Pandemic Audio: "The Acolyte" by Nick Cutter.

Pandemic Audio: The Acolyte by Nick Cutter. 

I could never find a print copy of this and lucked out on seeing this in the Hoopla catalog. Cutter is Craig Davidson's horror novelist pen name. I've really enjoyed the horror books.

I started listening to Acolyte in the van with Boy #1.  Acolyte is set in a dystopian theocracy and the street mob murder of a Muslim man had me turning off the book. The theocracy is 'Christian" based and other religions are either outlawed or ostracized and segregated. The country seems to be split into cooperative City States with rural no man's land patrolled by bandits.

I enjoyed this quite a bit. Cutter puts together a great lead character and a fucked up society. No time to write much more.

1. Love means a lot of nothing. No sex, because that is sin. But, the ultra rich have orgies.
2. No booze. But, there is a strong strong black market trade in communion wine and speed. 
3. Being gay means being dead.
4. Theocratic leaders are based off televangelists of mega churches.

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