The City Where We Once Lived by Eric Barnes – Dystopian Books Review

Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.
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May 4, 2020
In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.
David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#15
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The City Where We Once Lived

Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Dystopian Science Fiction Novel The City Where We Once Lived

Eric Barnes received popularity as an American well-known author and publisher. He fascinates his readers with realistic fiction. Barnes is the author of many short stories addressing mysteries, dystopian and literary fiction. The City Where We Once Lived is a haunting, rare, and climatic fiction classic that is emulating the future of the World.

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Author: Eric Barnes

Genre: Dystopian Science fiction

Page counts: 244

Good read ratings: 3.6 of 5

My ratings: 7 of 10

Published: 2018

Publisher: Arcade publishing

Language: English

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Review and Summary of Dystopian Science Fiction Novel The City Where We Once Lived

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The City Where We Once Lived

This novel enlightens us about the imminent climatic dangers and their catastrophic consequences. The plot begins with an anonymous narrator who finds himself confined in the world after a destructive climatic change. The Narrator belongs to an untitled city divided into two territories South and North End. The government destructed the north end completely, while the population and the government moved to the South end. Whereas leaving some poor inhabitants to wander miles for supplies, and our narrator is one of them.

The South end is on the verge of destruction, so most of its people are escaping to the North for the sake of their lives. A few rebellious teens also plan to harm the small community left in the North. Many of the survivors run from their past more than the catastrophic disaster, they know that the memories of their loved ones will haunt them for the rest of their life. The narrator recalls his days when he worked as a newspaper reporter for the North end and have a contended life. The narrator meets a gardener at the north end who somehow able to prepare seeds that can harvest crops even in a wrecked condition. The gardener plays a prime role in providing supplies to the North Enders.

As the plot unfolds, they show the narrator lives a gloomy life, burning abandoned houses, and urging to survive. His life is full of tragedies and presents a taste of despair as he tries to fight and survive. While midway the narrator came across a woman and her son, giving hope for his better future. He learns that the People from the South started populating the north. They wipe away the south. They display the narrator, struggling to keep him and the North end alive and safe. At last, the novel ends with satisfaction that, no matter what happens, nations will remain strong.

Final Say on The Dystopian Science Fiction Novel The City Where We Once Lived 

I rate this novel 7 out of 10. This novel is an immensely genuine piece of dystopian fiction by Barnes. The novel shows environmental deterioration and the way people treats Mother Nature. The novel is a thrilling piece revealing hidden facts in fiction. Am I glad I read this novel? Yes. Would I re-read this novel? No.

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