Armand's Reviews > Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America

Liberation by Brian Francis Slattery
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Jan 05, 10

bookshelves: genre-sci-fi-fantasy, read-2009
Read in September, 2009

Bold and imperfect vision of a future America in which our currency has collapsed and slavery is once again legal.

Part sci-fi/crime thriller, part history lesson, part meditation of what it means to be an American, part tribute to music from the 60's and 70's, this oddball novel covers a lot of ground in the story of six super-criminals (but mostly just one, a hitman named Marco) who are out to stop slavery by defeating a New York mob boss who is funding the peculiar institution.

The novel is filled with odd imperfections (Marco is way too amazing, too many references to old songs, scenarios that don't quite make sense, everybody has some form of ESP) that you will either love or hate.

I give it five stars for sheer boldness of vision.
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