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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the novel One

The author David Karp wrote the book One who started writing from an early age. He commenced as a seller of shirts for an outdoor stand along with theatre-ushering, leading a recreation group and dishwashing. After that, he set up his career in media as a continuity writer and published his first novel in 1952. Some of his famous novels refer to The Big Feeling, Hardman and many more.

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Author: David Karp

Genre: Utopian and dystopian fiction                       

Pages: 220

Good reads rating: 4.13 of 5

My Rating: 8.2 of 10

Published: 1953

Publisher: Vanguard Press

Language: English

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Review and Summary of One

***Warning Spoilers Below This Point***

This work of the writer represents a world that will become self-proclaimed or entirely benign. The citizens of this fiction are unspecified but are presumably in the distant future life, which presents exactly the same as their counterparts in mid-twentieth-century America.

The difference here is that no trouble exists in this world as there are no wars, hatred, crime or poverty and most people are happy with what they have. There is no democratic process, and no person question this. They just follow the procedure and accept the fact that this is a happy place for them.

In the place of democracy, a Church takes place in the state and the Church is the only non-denominational religion which grows in popularity. Somehow it gives a perception of social engagement with no one doing anything real.

Along with these considerations, there are people secretly writing reports and provide details about their families. This novel describes an instance where a man believes himself to be an active supporter of the system. But later found guilty as heresy by the authorities and who disapproved of their deviant behaviour.

Final Say on The Fictional Novel One

The author sets the novel in an undetermined time in the future of an unspecified Americanized country. The novel consists of the citizens who are self-proclaimed and may choose what they want to do with their respective lives having no disturbance. The society is so selfless that it helped them to obtain a happy lifestyle. I rate this book an 8.2 out of 10. Would I re-read this novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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