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Outland Exile by W. Clark Boutwell

“wow, what an insane book! Holy bananas!! Okay, I don’t even know where to begin because so much happens and I don’t want to give anything away, and this is a hard book to just quickly sum up in a short review… “Outland Exile- Book 1 of Old Men and Infidels” by author W. Clark Boutwell is one of the most original and just flat out interesting and intelligently profound dystopian novels I’ve ever read. I liked it for so many different reasons, first the writing was stellar. The strong word choice and fluid prose makes it a very easy book to sink into and just stay lost in. There are enough descriptions where you can picture everything perfectly, but not so much that it bogs down the pacing. I wish I knew what the characters looked like better though, because some of them I had hard time keeping straight. I liked that there were things I haven’t seen in other books like this before, and it just felt more “intelligent” than others I’ve read, like there is a deeper philosophical message there that goes beyond the surface …”(4-5 stars) – Indie Book Reviews

Outland Exile by W. Clark Boutwell - 30 sec

The United States is dead and the Democratic Unity killed it. After catastrophic wars and the Meltdown, The Unity rules from its East Coast citadel, leaving the outlands to savages and its strangely altered plants.