2021

Book Review: Conspiratopia by Timothy S. Boucher

Thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


Title: Conspiratopia

Author: Timothy S. Boucher

Description: Conspiratopia is a utopian satire that takes place in a parallel universe where conspiracy theories have won.

Inspired by classics such as Gulliver’s Travels, Erewhon, and Thomas More’s Utopia, it tells the story of a really smart (and really high) conspiracy dude who travels to a strange new world to live out his wildest conspiracy fantasies IRL. 

RATING

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I must admit satire is not my usual pick (as a matter of fact, I haven’t read something like this since high school), but, as shallow as it might sound, that gorgeous cover drew me in. And I was pleasantly surprised.

Our main character is just a normal dude, jobless, living with his mother and playing games all day, and he doesn’t mind it that much. However, when he stumbles upon a great job, which is taking surveys for a bunch of money, of course he doesn’t decline. So what if he has to give out a bunch of his personal info, at least he got free VR glasses and a pizza! But soon he finds out it would’ve been better if he signed a deal with the devil himself.

This was such an interesting book and definitely a breath of fresh air in comparison to my usual romances and fantasies. I would say if you’re also like me and don’t really know much about satire (or conspiracy theories), you might enjoy this.

This definitely made me think of myself, as I also do surveys for money in my free time and I also have all those apps where you spend hours upon hours playing games for a few cents. So I just might not be that different from our main character lol.

To summarize, this was a very interesting and quick read and even though it might seem as a harmless fictional story, it has a deeper meaning. The way you portray it comes to you. I quite enjoyed it and if you think this is the content you might like, definitely pick it up!

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Conspiratopia by Timothy S. Boucher

  1. This book sounds really interesting! I may need to check it out!

    I also dont read much outside my favorite genres, but I’m always looking for places to branch out, and this book sounds perfect for that!

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