Title – Revolution Day
Author – T.E.Taylor
Genre – Political Fiction
Length – 187 Pages
Publication – June 2015
My Rating – 5/5 Stars
Carlos Almanzor has been the ruler of his country for 37 years. Now in his seventies, he is feeling his age and seeing enemies around every corner. And with good reason: his Vice-President, Manuel Jimenez, though outwardly loyal, is burning with frustration at his subordinate position.
Meanwhile, Carlos’ estranged and imprisoned wife Juanita recalls the revolution that brought him to power and how, once a liberal idealist, he changed over time into an autocrat and embraced repression as the means of sustaining his position.
In time, as Manuel makes his own bid for power, Juanita will find herself an unwitting participant in his plans.
Revolution Day is a fictional story following the events surrounding Carlos Almanzor. A man who comes to power quite by chance and things don’t go the way he would have liked.
The tale is told from different viewpoints and flips between the past and the present. Sometimes when a book does this it can be hard to keep track where you are.. not with this one. Tim’s writing flows so easily. If anything it made this tale even better as you get an insight to not only what the characters are like now but also what they were like in the past and when things changed for them and why.
The way in which this tale is written leaves you wanting more after you finish every chapter. For me this was definitely the case whenever we see things from Juanita point of view, I found her to be very interesting who along with the main character Carlos made this book what it is.
Carlos is a very deep character. At first you don’t like him but as the book went on I found my opinion changing. I came to feel he was just out of his depth.. he couldn’t control everything and that’s when things fall apart for him.
Personally I’ve never read anything like this before and it was addictive and believable reading.
When I read a book I usually highlight text, things I liked.. things I didn’t… this is the first book that I’ve made zero notes on… why you may ask? Simple.. I was too engrossed In the story that I just never thought about it.. I just kept reading, and reading until I’d finished it.
Another top notch book from Tim Taylor!