Having read a dystopian thriller very recently, I had thought of not reading another quite so soon. I had felt that the particular genre was not to my liking. But something about this book appealed to me, and I began to read it. I guess it was the blurb, or maybe even the word “Cleansweep” in the title.
The world is constantly changing. Technology seems to be creeping into every aspect of life. It goes without saying that the future seems to be a world where its influence would definitely be more prominent than ever. But can progress be such that the world of our future ends up becoming a dystopia in reality? To imagine of such a world is quite frightening, but it is more so when one sees the current world and realizes that we might actually be headed in that direction. Stephen Oram’s novel Fluence brought out such a thought, such a world, such characters; and perhaps that made it both likeable and dislikeable at the same time.