World, Incorporated by Tom Gariffo

World, Incorporated

byTom Gariffo

Kobo ebook | April 19, 2013

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A solitary man approaches a farmhouse through a vast wheat field in the American Midwest. Few know his name or his past, not even his employer, the CEO of World, Incorporated, who barely understands or cares what drives him. The CEO has called him by the codename “Sliver” since they met, and for the last four years Agent Sliver has efficiently accomplished covert missions that might ultimately give the company an edge on its competitors. But this is no ordinary tale of corporate espionage:

World, Incorporated is one of five “supercorporations” which, having overthrown the world’s governments in the wake of decades of growing financial turmoil, spend their near-limitless resources competing with each other for global supremacy in the post-national society of 2058. They compete to accumulate the greatest share of loyalty from the world’s population, employing both great public works and clandestine sabotage of their rivals to do so. Sliver is an agent of the latter, and he is very good at his job.

This captivating action-thriller, a "1984" for the information age, follows a conflicted young man along his often violent path to revenge and redemption in a 21st century dystopia. Unknown to that man, the mission awaiting him in the farmhouse ahead will not go as planned. Nothing will be the same after.

Title:World, IncorporatedFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 19, 2013Publisher:Tom GariffoLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1301106712

ISBN - 13:9781301106714

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from One man's fight for and against the supercorporations! World, Incorporated was a very action-packed book. The only real times where there was not action was when the ship was showing one of the characters the history of the world that she missed out on in the form of blogs and news articles. At first I didn't like the way that those were incorporated into the book, but by the end of a chapter of them I understood why they were there; mainly being that there is not currently a prequel (which I would love to read) about how the world became how it did. IF those couple chapters of history were not there, there would be a large gap as to how the world is so different from today's world. The main character was very easy for me to get into; a guy with his eyes open to everything around him but doesn't let anyone know that, he just let's them think he is a thoughtless assassin. At times you feel that he is a jerk while at other times you feel sorry for him and other times you are rooting for him. Everyone he meets brings another personality to the table and it makes for a very interesting read. While the world that was created in the book was not entirely unique, it was a different take on what the future holds for us if we continue on the path we are on with allowing corporations to shape the way society is. The weapons and armour were not inventive, but were put to a good use where most stories they are just there to have them there. After World, Incorporated, I welcome the next book this author puts out.
Date published: 2014-07-26