News From the Squares

News From the Squares In Robert Llewellyn s eagerly awaited sequel to News From Gardenia Gavin Meckler is trying to get back to the present but something is amiss He soon realises he has travelled sideways through time t

  • Title: News From the Squares
  • Author: Robert Llewellyn
  • ISBN: 9781783520077
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Robert Llewellyn s eagerly awaited sequel to News From Gardenia, Gavin Meckler is trying to get back to the present, but something is amiss He soon realises he has travelled sideways through time to another possible future, as unlike Gardenia as our own era.Arriving in a teeming megacity, Gavin discovers a highly technologically developed society in a vast urban landscIn Robert Llewellyn s eagerly awaited sequel to News From Gardenia, Gavin Meckler is trying to get back to the present, but something is amiss He soon realises he has travelled sideways through time to another possible future, as unlike Gardenia as our own era.Arriving in a teeming megacity, Gavin discovers a highly technologically developed society in a vast urban landscape constructed around a seemingly endless series of squares dense with lush vegetation and trees.Much of what Gavin sees is recognisable But there is one important difference Here, women make up the majority of the global population and run the majority of institutions, including the vast and mysterious Institute of Mental Health where Gavin is required to live

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    1. In News from Gardenia Robert Llewellyn explored the idea of a society more advanced than our own. We saw through the eyes of Gavin Meckler, an engineer, who finds himself inexplicably catapulted into the distant future by a freak meteorological anomaly.News from the Squares sees Gavin, stranded once more in a futuristic and bewildering age, in which he has no place. What I like about Llewellyn's fiction is that it is intelligently written and well considered. Meckler spends much of his time wand [...]

    2. I'll start with the positives:+ More actual things happened than in the previous book! Events occurred! + Robert Llewellyn ♥On the other hand, I can't decide which of these negatives was more annoying:- Bobby's poor grasp of punctuation and sentence structure- Bobby's terrible opinions about feminism- Bobby's terrible opinions about mental health- Bobby's extremely bizarre opinions about team sports???- The part in the introduction where he's like "I think all dystopian fiction was written by [...]

    3. Another thought provoking world for Gavin Meckler to encounter where women are in charge and men are dying out and technology and knowledge are constantly with you and privacy is a think of the past is war, flying machines and social unrest. Plus everybody is tall in 2211. Thoroughly enjoyed it

    4. This was a book that was fun to read and inspired me to think about some of the ideas it postulated. In writing this novel, Robert Llewellyn created a world that was different, with its own flaws, but that had a believable internal logic and rationalization for the switch between the majority of power positions being in the hands of males to being in the hands of females. Dropping our protagonist, Gavin, into this potential future of 200 years hence made for a page turner that I enjoyed very muc [...]

    5. I had been looking forward to the followup to news from gardenia for some time and can wholeheartedly say the latest instalment more than matches and indeed improves on the last book. The first book felt a little rushed in places where this does not. The new book follows Gavin in a new world after emerging from the cloud he entered at the end of NFG where women are in control.Some quite thought provoking topics are raised in the book and the authors interest in technology and being green shows t [...]

    6. Hmm. I loved News From Gardenia, and I really wanted to like this but I just couldn't. The last book explored a possible future in which we as a species had a much better grasp of. environmental issues, and as Robert Llewellyn is something of an expert in this area it worked really well. This book is set in a female dominated future and tries to explore gender issues, but he really isn't an expert here and it shows. The book started with a rather insightful introduction and then oddly completely [...]

    7. The follow on book to "News from Gardenia", which I loved, this book follows Gavin's journey through an equally strange (to him) England. I didn't find this as engaging and richly transportive as "News from Gardenia" but I still enjoyed it. The character of Gavin is very well put together and his responses to the various events that happens to him seem to be appropriate and well described.I did find the level of copy editing errors annoying tho - things like 'damn' instead of 'dam', "move" inste [...]

    8. It took me a little longer to warm to this book than it did to the first volume of the trilogy, News From Gardenia, but once I got into it it was rather interesting. There is no real jeopardy for the main character, so it is a very easy read but as a version of the future it was rather intersting, and certainly the discussion on the male gender and what they have inflicted on the female gender over the years was very interesting and also thought provoking. Intentionally (I believe) the reader, j [...]

    9. well, I really liked News from Gardenia and was hoping this one would be as good, but I found that it wasn't. I agree with a number of the other reviews who had mixed views about it. it was still an interesting concept and had some good parts. I though that Gavin's exit from The Squares towards the end was all a bit quick, and he had no prewarning that the people who helped him were going to do that, and after that process started it all seemed to hurry along and bring the book to a very quick e [...]

    10. Entertaining quick read, not as deep as it set out to be, but my major bug in this book was how the hell did Gavin spend so much money in such a short space of time, 10M kwo in a couple of weeks, which we are told is a small fortune. Other than that, the concept is interesting, the technology world is well thought out, the gender issues less so. Also the mental health issues, to bring this society back to Freud didn't work for me. Neither did the supporting characters refusal to pre warn Gavin o [...]

    11. Went straight from News from Gardenia into this, as I enjoyed the first one so much. Very different books, but interesting views of the world in both, which is why I tend to read books - different perspectives. Looking forward to the third in the trilogy.

    12. An okay book. Needs a bit of an edit in places, either that or the general rules of punctuation have changed recently. Has some interesting ideas but no real story underlying the text.Worth a read though.

    13. Excellent follow up to News from Gardinia. Religon is a form of metal illness in this alternative reality run by women. Fascinating.

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