Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Proxy by Alex London



Proxy reads like a dystopian retelling of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.  Class, luxuries, technology, medical care, debt, and housing separate the rich from the poor.  I liked this book.  I feel like there could be a sequel, but there doesn’t have to be.  Not all questions have to be answered.  All I could think about after I finished this was single words, impressions from the book.  I put them in a poem.  It sums up my feelings rather nicely, I think.

Proxy
     delegate, envoy,
     agent, representative,
Privacy

Debt
     owed, interest,
     fees, repayment,
Collateral

Earn
    work, wages,
    purchase, labor,
Deserve

Sacrifice
    offering, donation,
    victim, propitiation,
Jubilee