The Camp of The Saints by Jean Raspail – Dystopian Books Review

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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Dystopian Fiction Novel The Camp of The Saints

The Camp of The Saints presents a racist dystopian fiction novel written by a Catholic author and explorer Jean Raspail. The author published the French novel in the year 1973. The West experience extensive mass migration by citizens from the Third World and becomes destructed.

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Author: Jean Raspail

Genre: Dystopian fiction

Pages: 316

Good reads:  3.74 of 5

My Ratings: 7.1 of 10

Published: 1973

Publisher: Editions Robert Laffont

Language: French / English

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Review and Summary of Dystopian Fiction Novel The Camp of The Saints

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The Catholic priests in Belgium promote the adoption of Indian kids from Calcutta for charity. The Belgian government, after realising that the number of Indian children in Belgium raised over 40,000 in a period of only five years, stop the migration. Indian people feel desperate to send their children to Belgium for better opportunities, and they stream to the consulate.  The turd eater, an Indian gong farmer, asks a Belgian aid worker to take his deformed child to Europe. The worker agrees and takes the group of people to the docks. There are several ships in which the crowd boards. Conditions on the ship are unsanitary and terrible.

The ship passes the straits of Ceylon and many helicopters arrive overhead and capture images of the refugees. As the ships are moving towards Europe, there are masses of Chinese trying to enter Siberia, seen by the Soviet troops. Soviet troops restrain from attacking them. Ships cross the Indian Ocean, and political chaos begins in France. French officials and journalists oppose the migrants from entering, and they write hate speech about the migrants. Southern France remains terrified of this fleet.

After many problems and political chaos, the migrants’ fleet reaches France. They make their way towards the north of France. The migrants demand first-world living standards. Many more migrants arrive in the West of France and are growing at such a rapid speed that they are outnumbering white people. The government orders white people to live with the immigrants and share their houses. Many more events take place as the story unfolds.

Final Say on The Dystopian Fiction Novel The Camp of The Saints

It is an interesting and extraordinary read. The book offers well-developed plots readers may enjoy. It receives my rating of 7.1 out of 10. Would I re-read this novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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