I spent the past few days reading Multiverse by Robert Mercer Nairne. The novel takes place in the not so distant future where the US has entered into an economic depression. The country is divided into three groups: the Nationalists, Moralists, and Rationalists. The groups are at war with each other for control over the country. The Moralists, led by the President, believe that a return to religion will save the country. They want to basically delegitimize science and return the country to religious core values.
I had a lot of trouble getting into this novel. The premise was really interesting and some aspects of the novel were really relevant to the country today. However, I never got hooked into the story. There were so many characters to keep track of and there was never a lot of character development for anyone so I didn’t get invested in anyone. It also made it a little hard to keep track of who was who since no one was really developed.
There was one quote from the book that did stand out to me though. It was sad by a character in the book who was an atheist, much to the horror of the Moralists. “A man or a woman does not need religion in order to be moral…and furthermore, a great many immoral acts have been carried out in the name of religion.” How true is that quote?
I think some people may really enjoy this book, especially for the overall themes and ideas of the book, but it just wasn’t for me.
*This book was sent to me complimentary, but all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.*