First Family, the second book in the cult classic sci-fi series The Amtrak Wars by Patrick Tilley, is set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic Earth.
What I like ✅ intense, thorough world-building using elements of Native American culture and Japanese Samurai culture ✅ on a micro level, it is VERY well-written ✅ action scenes have the reader glued to the book ✅ the characters: Mr Snow is amazing and Steve is a male sci-fi protagonist with real flaws ✅ the political intrigue, manipulation and two-faced games keep the reader guessing at character's motivations
What I didn't like ✖ the first half of the book drags out ✖ an interesting plot is pushed aside to make room for endless explanations ✖ an uncomfortable-to-read twin sibling incest scene ✖ we hardly see or hear of anything about two of the main characters, Clearwater and Cadillac; all focus is on Steve ✖ unnecessary POVs added Rating 3/5🌟 Verdict
Recommended for die-hard fans of sci-fi classics
Which do you prefer: dystopian fiction or sci-fi?