Review of Fade To Blue by Sean Beaudoin

My initial thoughts after finishing Fade to Blue by Sean Beaudoin were WTF did I just read. Either this book is bloody brilliant or the most illogical, strangest book I’ve ever read. It sort of reminds me of Donnie Darko, I know I should get it, but I don’t fully understand the work.

Fade to Blue follows several characters – notably Sophie Blue and Kenny Fade, two people in a town which is basically run by a mega-conglomerate. The company, Fade Labs uses human beings to test their medical products. Now, that is a bare bones description, it is much much more complex, but I don’t want to give too much away.

To be honest, I felt like parts were a bit reminiscent of what I think I saw in the Matrix, all those people in pods hooked up to machines not actually living in reality, but dreaming?! IDK I made out instead of actually focusing on the film -shame-shame- Well, there is a part like that in Fade To Blue, and I’m thinking maybe if I actually paid attention, I might have some inkling of what I just read.

I actually enjoyed the way Beaudoin wrote his teen dialogue. The teens curse at each other, call each other names, and engage in locker room talk. That’s fairly authentic in my eyes. Tell me teens don’t curse and I shall have to call a bull-shit on you.

I am still scratching my head -but I think I may have taken away some meaning from this book –mainly corporations suck, materialism is bad, and don’t blindly trust medicine. Again, I am still confused.

Drink some Mountain Dew-like substance while you read this book. Why? Because I still don’t know how they make it so green. It’s a mystery to me. Also, I don’t regularly drink Mountain Dew, just as I don’t regularly read books like Fade To Blue. Personally, I also think the Dew is an acquired taste, just like this book.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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