Farmers and Cannibals

  • Title: Farmers and Cannibals
  • Author: Eric James-Olson
  • ISBN: 9781492792888
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Farmers and Cannibals Enter the world of Farmers and Cannibals where limited resources worldwide conflict and great leaps in weapons technology have cut a deep fissure between those who have taken power and those that s
    Enter the world of Farmers and Cannibals where limited resources, worldwide conflict, and great leaps in weapons technology have cut a deep fissure between those who have taken power, and those that struggle to survive on the margins of civilization The deadly struggle continues as the dispossessed gather together, as the men and women robbed of their livelihood recognizeEnter the world of Farmers and Cannibals where limited resources, worldwide conflict, and great leaps in weapons technology have cut a deep fissure between those who have taken power, and those that struggle to survive on the margins of civilization The deadly struggle continues as the dispossessed gather together, as the men and women robbed of their livelihood recognize the inherent power of their numbers Join Francisco Cain, Director for Security on Farm Colony 984, as he finds himself in the center of the conflict Bear witness as this tool for control, as this mechanism for power begins to recognize the hand that subtly controls his every action.

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      Published :2019-06-11T03:19:06+00:00

    About Eric James-Olson


    1. Eric James Olson writes novels and short stories His first five books, But the Angels Never Came, Farmers and Cannibals, Just After the Fall, The Church Peak Hotel Revisited, and Whom Cain Slew November 2016 exist within the same fictional universe and are written by the same fictional author Currently, James Olson is working on a coming of age novel set in central Maryland.In addition to writing, James Olson is a high school English teacher, an outdoor enthusiast, and an amateur woodworker He lives with his wife and daughter in West Virginia.Check out the website ericjamesolson And don t forget the Author Page author ericjamesolson


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    1. I received this from the author, Eric James-Olson, in exchange for an honest review! I've also read and reviewed another book from this series, Just After the Fall. Read my review HERE - blueeyebooks/2014.If my kindle hadn't broken, I probably would have read this one all in one night it was so good! The plot, the characters, everything was just marvelous.So. I loved Cain. His mind was just a fascinating place to be! And that part at the end. THAT was unforgettable my friends!While we're on the [...]

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    2. When I read the title of this book, I thought it would be about farmers and cannibals battling it out. After I started reading it, I quickly realized it was about a lot more. The book is about a lot of things including dependence on technology, corporate corruption, government corruption, media's manipulation of the public, and society's indifference.The story takes place in a dystopian society where farms are run by large corporations and Africa is a giant farm. Cain, a former mercenary, arrive [...]

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    3. Of all the books by Eric James-Olson I've read so far, this one I enjoyed the most. It has everything: action, compelling main character and political intrigue. The narrative told from many different viewpoints is very thrilling, especially the search for the mole in the farm (view spoiler)[ although I thought Jeff was suspicious from the beginning (hide spoiler)]. It was nice to see Abraham again too. Thanks again to Eric James-Olson for sending me the free copy of the book!

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    4. Where to start?"Farmers and Cannibals" is an incredibly smart read. The language in which it is written is precise, descriptive, and crisp. It's not a book that pulls any punches, and assumes a certain level of intelligence from it's reader. That's not to say it makes you feel stupid, but I read a lot of books that go out of their way to explain things to you, like you're a toddler in need of having their hand held. This book doesn't do that. If you can't cope through a work of literary fiction [...]

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    5. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.-Well, 10 pages in and I was hooked. Not to mention a little mind blown. Saying the story was profound would be an understatement. The world building was brilliant. Strike that. The whole thing was brilliant. The story was set in the ruins of one society, at the hands of, and for the gain of, another. The story features one hell of a crazy dystopian future. I liked a lot of things about this book. The characters were quite ente [...]

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    6. First I must confess that I was asked to read this and provide a review. I have actually had this on my "too read" list for awhile now. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. The story started off very quickly and kept rolling. It has good action and political intrigue.Nothing is what it seems to be. I like that it brings Africa into the "forefront" . We especially in the U.S. completely discount any relevance that continent might have. Althoughwe are not very nice in the book. I will say t [...]

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    7. This is the second book I've read from Eric James-Olson and I love the way he writes. It's a combination of Science Fiction, Literary Fiction and a little mystery. I love the way he pulls you into the story by telling it from different points of view. This story is filled with action and government and political corruption. This story is set in the future, but some of the aspects of the story could unfold in our present time. The end of the book was really intriguing and was hard to put down!! I [...]

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    8. I received this book for free through First Reads. This book was a real page-turner. From the start there is drama and intrigue. I just couldn't put it down. The name of the book kind of gave me pause at first. It's so simple it just makes it seem like it may be a flop. Farmers and Cannibals almost makes it seem like a documentary. But it's really good. The story is set in the future and to be honest portrays things that we could really be facing one day. Definitely want to read more from this [...]

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    9. Farmers and Cannibals is the first book of the Farmers and Cannibals series. I must admit that the first book of the series I read was Just After the Fall, the third book in the series, and a lot of the references that I hadn’t fully understood were explained in this book.The book follows the lives of the colonists living on farming colony 984, mainly Cain, and the lead up to the “cannibal Siege” that is being orchestrated elsewhere, by the unknown EL. The story is good and does manage to [...]

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    10. Eric was kind enough to give me the whole series to read and review. Farmers and Cannibals was my favorite in the series so far. Although I have read them out of order, one can quickly figure out the storyline.It was great to finally read about the characters you meet in the later novels. If you like sci fi with a good story and interesting characters I would recommend reading Eric James-Olson's series.

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    11. Another great dystopian novel from Eric James-Olson. This one is set somewhere in Africa after the locals have been wiped out to make way for farm colonies. The survivors have turned to cannibalism and survive by ambushing trucks and farmers. The colonists have been protected from the cannibals by drones, but the government has voted to cut the funding for the program, so the colonists must defend their farm from a united cannibal army.

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    12. I won this book from Giveaway. So id like to thank you for that. When i first started reading it i was unsure if i was going to really love it BUT then i really got in the story and i found it hard to put it down! Eric James-Olson is a talented author and i am looking forward to reading more of his books.I recommend this book to anyone with an interest of distopian like feelings to their stories.Thanks*Sorry it took a long time, was having school exams*

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    13. I won this book from First Reads. I was leery at first when I won this book but after starting to read it made sense. Was hard to put down. Sorry took me long time to review. I recommend you read this book to imagine that this could be in our future. The way things are going I don't know how we will feed the world in the future.

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    14. Well, I'm through it at last. And I'm somehow disappointed. A great regress comparing to 'Just After the Fall'. It was kinda painful to read it, it didn't have the "thing". Can't say it was a bad book but it was nothing out of ordinary. Pretty slow, pretty tiring, a mediocre book at most.

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    15. great book it was filled with dramait had a strong main charter i washooked from the first word until the last wordloved itthanks for giving the the chance to readthis boook

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    16. Farmers and Cannibals, by Eric James-Olsen is a multi-layered treat. It’s a sci-fi adventure, murder mystery, and interesting mirror on today. And it’s set up as an annotated version of an important story written four hundred years earlier. The two voices – that of the original authors, Victor Moody and Caleb Jeffries, writing as Eric James-Olsen, and the somewhat snooty literary voice of McCarthy Gables, pointing out verb tense problems and content errors – make a great counterpoint. So [...]

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    17. The book starts off with the main character Cain accepting a post as Assistant Director of Security by Cannibals for a farming colony in Africa. He takes along a travelling companion who he met at the airport and who was also offered a job at that place. After an ambush by Cannibals in which his travelling companion is killed, Cain is rescued by his new associates at the farming colonyJim, the Director of Security, was impressed by Cain’s verbal expansion of his resume and he is given the job. [...]

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    18. I was given this book free in return for an honest review. It is a sci-fi novel set at the end of the century and concerns our hero Cain who takes up a post in a giant farm complex, only to be caught up in an explosion at the complex, which causes untold damage. Of course, it is his job to find the culprits, and bring them to justice.It’s not your usual fare of aliens and monsters, but a serious attempt to predict what might happen in a world of gigantic corporations and even bigger government [...]

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    19. The title got my attention in the first place, and despite fearing it will end up being a fairly morbid tale - seriously, what else could it have been with a title like that - I found myself pleasantly surprised.It is a dystopia, but one where characters take center stage and their journey is fraught with emotional upheaval. Add to this a helpful heap of sci-fi elements which presents a nice contrast with the grounded survivalist writing, and you truly do have a special book on hand. The action [...]

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    20. This is the forth book I have read in this series. I like how each book within the series can be read at any time without reading the first book first. In saying this though, you get a clearer picture of what happens with each character and their individual lives if you read the whole series. This particular book is the first written within the series. The series so far includes: But the Angels Never Came, Farmers and Cannibals, Just After the Fall, The Church Peak Hotel: Revisited. In this book [...]

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    21. There are a lot of satirical references between the dystopian world of these novels and the real world in which we live in, and Eric James-Olson delivers a real treat with this story. There are a lot of things that reflect society today and some of the problems we are facing, and it gives a grim view of where life could be heading if we don't turn things around sometime in the near future.Cain is an interesting character, and the situations he's put into are fascinating and interesting. I found [...]

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    22. This is not a genre I tend to read and the title name almost makes you think twice but after this book was suggested to me, I must admit I was quite surprised how much I enjoyed it.Cain is quite a deep character. He is dark and moody. The plot is quite fast paced which keeps you interested with plenty of action. I was surprised how quickly the action started. My only criticism is the author 'Gables' notes which occur throughout the book. I found these interrupted the flow of the main story espec [...]

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    23. I love Sci-Fi, so a future world was right up my alley. Olson draws you into the story quickly. His narrative is easy to follow and Cain, the main character is immediately involved in an ambush, thus setting the tone of the story early on. Action packed and fast paced, we encounter terms like Dones, rail guns, and telepathic communcitoin. This book has a well-written plot and in my opinion, a satisfying ending. Thoroughly recommend. Perhaps Cain's story will continue.

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    24. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.I was intrigued by the title of this book & couldn't wait to read it.i thoroughly enjoyed this book.The characters are well developed & I was never sure who I wanted to prevail.The author created a compelling scenario of fear and distrust in future dystopian society.The book has some religious overtones,but not in an overpowering way.I would highly recommend this book.

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    25. Well Worth the readThis was an engaging story, set well off in the future, with well defined characters and a great plot. It has plenty of action and will get you thinking, looking at the problems of society today and wondering what is in store for us. I love the perspective that Cain has, he is really cool and kind of a future role model! Well done

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    26. Well written and thoughtful, I rather enjoyed this book. The characters are engaging and the story well written.I have read other works by this author and have enjoyed them all.

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