Madelaine Shaw-Wong


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This fast-moving, well-crafted novel takes on big themes. ...

By Astrea on November 12, 2017

This fast-moving, well-crafted novel takes on big themes. How does a free society plummet into dictatorship? What happens when ethical standards in all fields of endeavor disappear, when the practice of medicine is used as a tool for state-sanctioned torture and murder, when it is becomes government policy to treat all vulnerable people as expendable? How can people not succumb to the fear and brainwashing on which the dictator relies? Medical doctor Peter Dram faces serious personal and professional choices and chooses one path. Community activist Tresha Falwell chooses another. Why? And what about all the people who don't know where to turn?

A timely and riveting read.

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Poignant Piece about Dictators for Today's World

By Emily Wong on October 18, 2017

This book shows the destructive nature and power of dictatorships. As the dictator takes away the freedoms of the people of Covona, some fight back while others just give up. It's good lesson, to be on guard against propaganda and wannabe dictators, which is especially poignant in today's world where unqualified idiots are ruling our nations. The book also makes a good point about euthanasia and the possibility of it spiraling out of control.

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By MZ on November 19, 2017

Disturbing picture of life obsessed with the culture of death.. very well written.. a page turner.

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By Karen Jerome on November 5, 2017

LOVED this book! It’s fascinating, entertaining and thought provoking.
Highly recommended!

By Kat Mary on November 21, 2017

With the pacing of John Grisham novel, Quietus rapidly descends into a not so inconceivable dystopia. The author creates a graphic scene in which a poorly conceived and false idea is brought to its full fruition. The protagonist's struggle feels quite real which, combined with his moral descent, adds to the element of suspense, horror and shudder-worthy interest for the reader. For the reader who may not normally enjoy horror as a genre, this novel may stand out as the exception. Not all horror just for the sake of horror, Quietus allows the reader to experience elements of beauty and hope for the freedom humanity truly desires. I enjoyed my time journeying with the protagonist, Dr Piter Dram, as well as my favourite character, Tresha, and look forward to a motion picture based on this novel? Compelling!