Ready to enjoy an amazing read this 2020? Take a look at this great book…
Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling
About The Book
Welcome to QualityLand, the best country on Earth. Here, a universal ranking system determines the social advantages and career opportunities of every member of society. An automated matchmaking service knows the best partners for everyone and helps with the break up when your ideal match (frequently) changes. And the foolproof algorithms of the biggest, most successful company in the world, TheShop, know what you want before you do and conveniently deliver to your doorstep before you even order it.
In QualityCity, Peter Jobless is a machine scrapper who can’t quite bring himself to destroy the imperfect machines sent his way, and has become the unwitting leader of a band of robotic misfits hidden in his home and workplace. One day, Peter receives a product from TheShop he absolutely, positively knows he does not want, and which he decides, at great personal cost, to return. The only problem: doing so means proving the perfect algorithm of TheShop wrong, calling into question the very foundations of QualityLand itself.
I don’t usually read dystopian books but I was so intrigued with the plot of Qualityland that I couldn’t resist to enter to this “unreal” world and let me be honest, I loved every page! Because even if Qualityland is a dystopian world it has some reminiscence that we all could relate to! So, be prepared, this is the book you’ll talk this year, a satire of our world, and possibly the book which will make you laugh more!
The story is based in Peter Jobless, the main character, who works “throwing up” the robots that are not perfect, remember that we live in a dystopian world and everything is robot controlled. As you can imagine he cannot bring himself to destroy the robots, so he has created his own group of imperfect robots. They will help him on his mission, to discover who is the owner of The Shop, the only store where you can “buy” your needs. But it’s not so easy, because The Shop works with an algorithm created to send you the products you need without you having to look/search for them, yes I can understand if this is weird, but if you take a look at all the advertising that is linked to you every day, we have to understand that in the future this cannot seem so strange, they know what we need, when and how. The problem is that Peter has received a product that he doesn’t need or want, so his research will be to discover the why and why now.
I am not sure if I’ve made the review more difficult to understand the story or easier, but if you want to read something different, this is the book you need, Qualityland will not disappoint you, it will simply entangle you on its net! Ready?
About the Author
Marc-Uwe Kling is one of the most successful authors in Germany. His latest book QualityLand is an astounding satire of the future that sometimes feels closer to the present than you could wish for. QualityLand spent months on the German bestseller lists, has up to now been translated into twenty-four languages and the HBO is planning an adaptation with Mike Judge as show runner.