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Reviewed by Natalie Soine for Readers' Favorite
Darker Than Blue: This Mortal Coil by Lawrence G. Taylor is a dystopian story set in the year 2030 and tells the tale of Boy Blue (BB), who is in a mental asylum on Atlantis Island. BB was considered a “giant” due to his size, struggled with his looks, and lacked self-confidence. One of the caregivers, Sam, befriends BB and believes that BB has been unfairly imprisoned in the asylum. The two hatch a plan for BB to escape, which may have a devastating effect on the community if successful. Atlanteans believe that the social and economic injustices would continue, along with the pain and trauma caused by discrimination. “President DeeDee is expected to make Babylon great again, the fulfillment of a glorious dream.”
Darker Than Blue by Lawrence G. Taylor is well written and transports the reader through an imaginary world that certainly gives us food for thought. The story highlights how most of us have been victims of discrimination which impacts our lives and stays with us forever. Through many interesting characters, Darker Than Blue explores various forms of discrimination and how some benefit at the expense of others. The scenes and characters are vividly described and easy to understand, keeping the reader’s attention from start to finish. We dream of a future free of all forms of discrimination; however, we are the only ones who can make that dream a reality. As highlighted in Darker Than Blue, we have to work together if we want positive change in our beliefs and values.