Oscar

Oscar Set in the year Oscar follows the story of one of the main protagonists from Going Underground Oscar Saracen It follows a year in his life from the age of from the loss of his parents through

  • Title: Oscar
  • Author: L.N. Denison
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Set in the year 2032, Oscar follows the story of one of the main protagonists from Going Underground, Oscar Saracen It follows a year in his life from the age of 7 from the loss of his parents through the government s brutal regime, to his survival thereafter.

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    1. Oscar is a futuristic tale, following a boy through an extremely bleak environment. The novella is full of holocaustic imagery, as we are thrown into the middle of a war against an oppressive government that would sanction British blood from other surrounding island Caucasians-- specifically Scottish people, it seems. There is a governmental side to the war called, the administration, and another side simply called The Independent Mind. At some point, there was a spike in the graphic imagery tha [...]

    2. Mainly for those interested in Oscar of Underground novelAlthough it starts out as a pseudo-history book ("David and Janna were regarded as political activists, disseminating their conspiracy theories on why the war between England and Scotland began in the first place. The reason for the initial outbreak was simple: England’s greed-fuelled seizure of Scottish lands and properties. The Scots awaited the day that they would become an independent country and when that day came, they jumped into [...]

    3. Oscar is a novella prequel to the author’s previous novel Going Underground. We now hope to learn about the background of Oscar Saracen, one of the main characters in the original book, and a leader in the resistance movement. We now meet Oscar as a child at the point his parents are arrested for treasonous activities. The English government is already well down the path to the dictatorship shown in Going Underground and so Oscar has already been prepared by his parents for their possible arre [...]

    4. Ms. Denison weaves several stories together around a young boy named Oscar. It's a futuristic view of the United Kingdom, that is brutal and cruel. What appealed to me is the reality of the situations that each character faced. Nothing contrived, no hero saving the day. A true and realistic view how a monstrous government can destroy their own citizenry. While the story has it's sad and gruesome moments, you have a sense that young Oscar will bring a bright light to a bleak environment, one day. [...]

    5. I received a free copy in exchange for a honest review.**This review does contain spoilers.**As the blurb says this is a prequel and backstory of Oscar Saracen from the Going Underground series. Not having read any of the other books, I had mixed feelings about this book.The majority of the book was spent torturing the side characters. I'm not against the torture of fictional characters, in fact I've been heavily criticized for the amount of torture in my books. However in Oscar there seemed to [...]

    6. This is a prequel to the other stories in the Going Underground series and at times I felt as though it would have been beneficial to have read the other stories to provide a greater depth to the characters and more context to the storyline. As it was, I found myself unable to relate to any of the characters, who for me were not sufficiently rounded; this went as much for the bad guys as it did for the good ones. At the same time, the storyline felt a little disjointed on occasion; one or two sc [...]

    7. This novella is billed as a “prequel” to Going Underground and it is written in the same breathless, slashing style. But one learns almost nothing about Oscar except that he witnessed his parents being taken away by a brutal government determined to purify England of those not “pure bloods.” He cries, he sleeps, he is tired, and he gets hungry when not fed.Bad things happen to his parents in one of those camps, things that his mother was forced to witness before she too is despatched. Sh [...]

    8. Oscar Part One tells the story of Oscar Saracen and his family who have been subjugated by the government of England for seditious activities and the Saracens are sent to labor camp three, where the atrocity parade begins.When I say atrocity parade, I mean it. The author takes great pains to illustrate the torture, pain and agony inflicted upon the main character, Oscar's family, during their internment. You really get a sense of the ruthlessness of the patrolmen and guards of the camps, and the [...]

    9. This piece begins with torture, the middle contains torture and betrayal, and it ends with torture. The torture is described in great detail. Having established that the government is evil, and really capable of bad things the resistance doesn’t seem to be able to do anything but get captured and tortured.Oscar the title character is presented as a child. As a child he is shuffled around, and has to witness a woman who was a caregiver being tortured. Since no character is truly developed it is [...]

    10. This piece begins with torture, the middle contains torture and betrayal, and it ends with torture. The torture is described in great detail. Having established that the government is evil, and really capable of bad things the resistance doesn’t seem to be able to do anything but get captured and tortured.Oscar the title character is presented as a child. As a child he is shuffled around, and has to witness a woman who was a caregiver being tortured. Since no character is truly developed it is [...]

    11. This introduction to Oscar's story was an easy read. This book is mostly just an introduction to the character and to illustrate the horrors the family endures which set the stage for later events. I have not read more of the series so I cannot comment as to what happens to Oscar but this novel has made me interested. It was short and to the point. I appreciate when an author doesn't drag a story out, ie too much detail for the sake of length or dull periods of time to fill pages. This book is t [...]

    12. A seven year old boy finds himself left alone during the 2032 war between England and Scotland. This book has a strong central plot / ideas and believable characters set in a well thought out dystopian world, but the writing could have been tighter in places. If you enjoy “dysfunctional future world” novellas this is probably worth a look.

    13. There is not one redeeming feature in this story. Not one character that I could care about and not one description of any event worth reading. The story is told, and I mean told, in the manner of a fourteen year old boy who has been tasked with making up a really, really nasty horror story to tell around the camp fire. Sadly, there is no horror since there is no sympathy for any of the very stupid people who populate the country. The only character with an ounce of interest was Sam and he didn [...]

    14. The English are torturing the Scots in this “futuristic” novella. Why the quotation marks, you may ask? Well, it seems the future looks exactly like the past. It’s as if someone—say, the author—were holding a centuries old grudge against England. Mind you, it’s not that I don’t understand: I was, after all, born in France. Everybody knows there is a love/hate relationship between us bloody frogs and them roast beefs—as the frogs call the Brits. If Denison wants to start another [...]

    15. A small child stuck in an uncaring world where it seemed bad people were good. His parents are ripped from him and are destroyed in gruesome ways. It is a very dark book. There is no one to trust and many twists and turns. What's to become of him?

    16. A small child stuck in an uncaring world where it seemed bad people were good. His parents are ripped from him and are destroyed in gruesome ways. It is a very dark book. There is no one to trust and many twists and turns. What's to become of him?

    17. This book was well written and I couldn't put it down. It has me curious about the previous books. Good read.

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