Divided Kingdom by Rupert Thomson – Dystopian Books Review

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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Novel Divided Kingdom

Divided Kingdom published by Rupert Thomson depicts the Dystopian United Kingdom that undergoes a social rearrangement. In this novel, Britain changed into a troublesome place for many people. The story mentions a society defined and constituted to reflect Envy, Misery, and Greed.

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Author: Rupert Thompson

Genre: Dystopian/ Fiction/ Emotions 

Pages: 396

Goodreads Rating: 3.34/5     

My Rating: 7 out of 10

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Review and Summary of the Dystopian Novel Divided Kingdom

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A boy abducted from home, in the dark stipulates the basis of this story. It revolves around an experiment implemented by Government and the classification of society into four groups. The divide aligns with people’s different traits and characters. They also divided the land into 4 quarters separated by different borders and reinforced walls covered with Razor wires.

The Red Quarter populated by the ‘’Sanguine’’ reflects positive and happy people. The Yellow quarter colonized by the ‘’Choleric’’ consists of bad-tempered people. The Blue Quarter who is occupied by the “Phlegmatic” seems calm or indifferent while the Green Land consists of the sad and depressed people. They receive the name “Melancholic” in the book.

It is a well-written and fascinating novel that forces you to think about the racially separated society. The concept is intriguing enough to attract the reader’s attention. However, I think somewhere Rupert failed to make the story believable. This is the art of the novelist to make the unrealistic look real. The book of fiction must allow readers to feel fascinated and happy to read it until till the end. Unfortunately ‘’Divided Kingdom’’ failed to engage the readers to this level.

Final Say on the Dystopian Novel Divided Kingdom

In my opinion, the book offers skillfully written material while the narrative is worth reading, however, as the story progresses the narrative becomes weaker. The Plot and the concept are excellent indeed and the brilliance lies in the narrative but still, it lacks to engage the reader till the end. This is the reason I’ve rated it as 7 out of 10.

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