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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Dystopian Novel The Office of Mercy

Ariel Djanikian’s novel The Office of Mercy is a story well written for the lovers of fiction and dystopian novels. It is Ariel Djanikian’s take on The Hunger Games, and if you are a fan, you will enjoy the novel. The story published in 2013 revolves around Utopia and it’s life then. A human-designed world based on just one thing “Mercy”. This novel is not just a fiction based story but a deep psychological and philosophical stand.

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Author: Ariel Djanikian

Genre: Dystopian / Philosophy / Science Fiction

Pages: 320

Goodreads Rating: 3.19 of 5

My Rating: 7.5 of 10 

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Review and Summary of the Dystopian Novel The Office of Mercy

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Natasha Wiley is the main lead of this novel and basically, it’s her story how she and her life changes because of her job. She is a young girl aged 24, she works in a company called “America Five” which is a utopian underground settlement company that aims to provide all the basic needs of humans for example hunger or money, except for just one “Mercy”. It’s a high-tech company and her job is to train the tribal people based on their level of mercy.

Jeffrey, who works along with her, is also her mentor and assigns her to be a part of a special team who operate on a mission to work outside their territory. At first, Natasha takes it as an opportunity and a learning curve for her but the reality became totally the opposite. Jeffery was not a friend but an enemy of not just her but everyone.

Sooner she finds herself in trouble and standing at a position where she needs to take some serious decisions. Decisions that can be destructive and life-threatening for even her loved ones. It shows her real struggle to combat and take the right decisions causing no damages. 

Final Say on The Dystopian Novel The Office of Mercy

I rated this story a 7.5 out of 10 because of her out of the box thinking and story building capabilities. I highly recommend it for everyone who loves fiction novels, and I enjoyed it a lot.

However, the novel presents some weaker points too, for example, the lack of fitting together of these storylines with the real-life. It made it difficult to absorb but if you’re open to unique ideas and thrilling stories then you may appreciate the book. Will, I ever read this novel again? Yes, but not soon after five years, maybe.

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