Saturday, July 14, 2018

Book Review IQ 84 - Mike Dickenson

I had received IQ 84 by Mike Dickenson in February 2017 but the book was shelved in my Kindle app for next 14 months. Two months back I was checking my Kindle shelf and found this angry guy giving me scary looks. Fun apart, I really would like to apologize Mike for delaying this book.


Book Blurb
Apocalypse got you down? Whatever you do, don't think about it! "Hilarious would be an understatement to describe this book and I found myself lost for words." - Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
An unknown terrorist has released a biological weapon onto the American public. Anyone with an IQ over 84 is in danger - people's heads are exploding - the country is on lockdown. Everything is about to change forever.
Luckily, some people are still alive. Like the President of the United States. And Congress. And millions of idiots determined to figure out why their heads aren't blowing up.
Which brings us to David Dingle. He's the not-too-bright guy whom this whole story revolves around. A lot of people revolve around David Dingle. Some of them include a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, an ineffective jihadist, a Grand Dragon of the KKK, a creationist and his very extended family, a pill-popping doctor, a drop-dead sexy clepto-nympho-suicidal-maniac, and a rogue Illuminati mastermind to name just a few.
Now David Dingle doesn't know much about these people, but frankly, he doesn't know much about much. He's just a simple American with a government job and a fantastic phone who one day finds himself at the epicenter of the biggest biological terrorist attack perpetrated on American soil. And now everyone's after him. Not cool. All the while, the President of the United States has to keep voters’ heads from blowing up before re-elections - things couldn’t get worse.
A timely satire that dives into the darkest corners of American Culture, IQ84 examines some of the most controversial issues in America today. It’s a book about freedom.
Talking about the story, the protagonist of our story is a dumb but a good-hearted guy, David Dingle. He was doing the same job for the last 10 years when he started feeling bored about his job an unexpected thing happened. A disease spread out it in the country, and on top of it, David was framed guilty of the pandemic.  Within a few days, most of the intelligent population was already dead. The virus was claiming the lives of millions of people even animals above the IQ of 84. You can think how chaotic world would become if all intelligent guys die and the world would be at mercy of idiots or dumb people.

Well, the author has a good sense of dark humor, which can be seen throughout the book. The sarcasm and the humor-filled story made me laugh in public innumerable times. Those who read serious stuff stay away from the book. This is a book you should read keeping your brain aside otherwise you would not enjoy it.

The only thing that I didn’t like was the way the movie climax was presented, otherwise, it was an enjoyable treat.

Talking about ratings
  1. Cover - 3.5/5
  2. Concept - 4/5
  3. Content - 3/5
  4. Overall - 4/5
  5. Characters - 4/5
Book can be found at Amazon
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

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