Note to Self

An Education

Fiction - Time Travel
113 Pages
Reviewed on 01/12/2022
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

After celebrating their 28th birthday party, Kry wakes up to find a letter written by them, discovering that they have been de-aged seven years. However, they have also failed to retain their memories, with only a vague flash of a woman named Melanie offering a party drug. As Kry goes outside, they quickly discover that the world isn't as expected. A tyrannical regime led by a figurehead called General Manager governs the country, where people monetize their bodies to survive. When Kry meets an attractive woman named oYo, Kry indulges for days in depraved sex. But after being wanted by the authorities, Kry must maneuver an underground group called the Subdwellers into starting a revolution. Note To Self: An Education is a dystopian thriller by Mark Lingane.

Set in a distant future where each and every aspect of people's lives are controlled by an autocratic regime, Note To Self: An Education is an alarming look at a world where democratic ideals are set aside by populist power-hungry leaders with a penchant for sadism. Author Mark Lingane's dystopian tale has some distressing parallels to events happening in the world right now. Concise and to-the-point, the plot moves at a blistering pace in ways that you never see coming. I gobbled it up in one sitting. Lingane's social commentary feels spot-on, and I particularly enjoyed his portrayal of the General Manager, who might remind you of a certain former US president. Recommended to readers who love to read dystopian thrillers.