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this download dream epub called epub death book This Dream book This Dream Called Death PDFHat Blacks are targeted for “negative” dreams than Whites Dreams “about death” pose the highest threat to the deputy mayor As for the media well don’t get your hopes up Even the narrator refers to the evening news as “Nightlies”This pre crime type of theme was popularized by Philip K Dick in his short story “The Minority Report” which was later made into a sci fi film 2002 It starred Tom Cruise Another of Dick’s novels was the basis for the movie “Blade Runner”Here’s the narrator uoting the Deputy Mayor on the day he took office “This is no time for celebrationI am declaring ‘a state of emergency’ A state of emergency born of the reality that Balaise is sick–a dying patient in need of surgery And Balaise is dying because she is not safe” He then has a huge banner the size of the City Hall itself unfurled It reads “Be Conscious”If I didn’t know any better I’d would have thought the model for Janis’ deputy mayor was NYC’s gift to the absurd–that raving Neocon Rudy Giuliani He’s that same lock them all up politico whose inept and corrupt Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik just got four years in the federal slammer for tax evasionHowever closer to home some might see a wee bit of ex Balti City Mayor now Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley in the persona of the overly ambitious deputy mayor When he was the City Hall boss his disputed “arrest policy” led some innocent people mostly in the Black community to get police records even though the charges against many of them were later dropped O’Malley denied any wrongdoing on his part Also when he was mayor his theme for the populous was–“Dream”In any event two of the keys that make “This Dream Called Death” such a compelling read for me are; first Janis knows what the hell he’s writing about and it shows in the details of his novel He has experienced Balaise read Balti and its crime drug inf.

Hat Blacks are targeted for “negative” dreams than Whites Dreams “about death” pose the highest threat to the deputy mayor As for the media well don’t get your hopes up Even the narrator refers to the evening news as “Nightlies”This pre crime type of theme was popularized by Philip K Dick in his short story “The Minority Report” which was later made into a sci fi film 2002 It starred Tom Cruise Another of Dick’s novels was the basis for the movie “Blade Runner”Here’s the narrator uoting the Deputy Mayor on the day he took office “This is no time for celebrationI am declaring ‘a state of emergency’ A state of emergency born of the reality that Balaise is sick–a dying patient in need of surgery And Balaise is dying because she is not safe” He then has a huge banner the size of the City Hall itself unfurled It reads “Be Conscious”If I didn’t know any better I’d would have thought the model for Janis’ deputy mayor was NYC’s gift to the absurd–that raving Neocon Rudy Giuliani He’s that same lock them all up politico whose inept and corrupt Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik just got four years in the federal slammer for tax evasionHowever closer to home some might see a wee bit of ex Balti City Mayor now Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley in the persona of the overly ambitious deputy mayor When he was the City Hall boss his disputed “arrest policy” led some innocent people mostly in the Black community to get police records even though the charges against many of them were later dropped O’Malley denied any wrongdoing on his part Also when he was mayor his theme for the populous was–“Dream”In any event two of the keys that make “This Dream Called Death” such a compelling read for me are; first Janis knows what the hell he’s writing about and it shows in the details of his novel He has experienced Balaise read Balti and its crime drug inf.

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[Download] ✤ This Dream Called Death By Stephen Janis – Ar1web.co Stephen Janis is an awarding winning investigative reporter The urban crime scene is his beat His engrossing surreal novel “This Dream Called Death” is his second bookThe fast paced story is set iStephen Janis is an awarding winning investigative reporter The urban crime scene is his beat His engrossing surreal novel “This Dream Called Death” is his second bookThe fast paced story is set in the decaying crime saturated and once highly industrialized “City of Balaise” It’s a look into a grim but maybe a not too distant future where your worst fears of an ultra controlling “Homeland Security like” agency running amuck are a reality Preventing crimes means the municipal bureaucrats at the urgings of a paranoid “Deputy Mayor” can check out your “dreams” for any “negative” thoughts and if necessary restrict your libertiesJanis told the audience at his book reading on Feb 18 2010 “Balti is Balaise” He once wrote for the now defunct “Balti Examiner” and he’s currently part of the staff of the “Investigative Voice” If you ask me he looks like a character right out of HBO’s “The Wire” Janis had his book reading at the “Atomic Books” store in uirky Hampden a neighborhood that the film making icon John Waters used as a base for so many of his comic flicks such as “Cry Baby” In fact “Atomic Books” is also a “mail drop” for Waters I’m not making this upThe unnamed narrator in “This Dream Called Death” we learn from his memoirs is a plodding bureaucrat in the “Bureau of Dreams” aka as the “Bureau” He’s charged with “reviewing dreams” in “district four section three” of the city If warranted the narrator can grant or deny a “reuest for a waiver” for a dreamer slated for the dreaded “Waking Recidivist Complex”–the most severe form of therapyIn the beginning the narrator doesn’t reflect on the moral or social implications of his work To him it’s just a job a way to grind out a living He says “It is what it is” However he will soon be jarred by fate into embracing a totally different point of viewWe learn t.

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