May 222013

Review: Perfect Flaw

Review: Perfect FlawPerfect Flaw by Robin Blankenship
Published by Seventh Star Press on Mar 19, 2013
Genres: Adult, Dystopia
Format: eBook from Publisher
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

Readers everywhere are invited to experience adventures of a dystopian nature in the anthology Perfect Flaw, from editor Robin Blankenship! Featuring seventeen speculative fiction tales, spanning many genres, Perfect Flaw explores the subject of societies gone wrong. From “utopian” societies masking an underlying controlled state, to stories of people fighting back against repression, in hopes of a better world, the flaws that create a dystopian atmosphere are brought to light. Thought-provoking and entertaining, Perfect Flaw will be a welcome addition to any reader’s collection of dystopian literature.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This was a collection of dark dystopian, often post-apocalyptic, stories. There were no real happy endings here. Every story had a sombre serious feel, and yet it never felt depressing.

My two favourite stories were:

  • Useless by Ellen Brock – This was the only story had seemed to showcase hope, even if that seems the opposite of the title.
  • The Choosing by Michael O’Connor – I was impressed by the inclusion of two distinct themes in one short story: innocence, and how expectations often differ from reality.

I was amazed at the variety of planets, governments and situations explored in this collection. There really was something for everyone in this collection, as long as you like your stories on the darker side.

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