FKA USA

FKA USA

Reed King?s amazingly audacious novel is something of a cross between L. Frank Baum?s The Wizard of Oz, Douglas Adams?s A Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy, Cormac McCarthy?s The Road, and Ernie Cline?s Ready Player One. In Reed King?s wildly imaginative and possibly prescient debut, the United States has dissolved in the wake of environmental disasters and the catastrophic Reed King?s amazingly audacious novel is something of a cross between L. Frank Baum?s The Wizard of ...

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Title:FKA USA
Author:Reed King
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1250108896
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:480 pages pages

FKA USA Reviews

  • Robert
    May 01, 2019
    I wanted to like it, and I didn?t hate it, but almost halfway through I still simply didn?t care. Reed has created a disturbing post apocalyptic America which isn?t terribly far fetched, but each chapter feels like an excuse to explore more of the degradation of society than to m...
  • Tonstant Weader
    May 14, 2019
    The book reviews that I struggle with the most are for those books that I fall in love with. I want to say ?Trust me, just read it.? FKA USA by Reed King is one of those books. Trust me, just read it. The title FKA USA is for Formerly Known As, though every time I saw it on the ...
  • Keely
    Jul 07, 2019
    Truckee Wallace is a peon living and working in Crunchtown 407 in Crunch United Colonies, an independent corporation/nation in the territories formerly known as the United States. It?s the 2080s. The former US has suffered a variety of environmental catastrophes and total political c...
  • InBooksILive Reviews
    Mar 08, 2019
    I really don't know what more I can say about this book than to say that I absolutely loved it. Every single crazy, what the hell is going on right now chapter! Truckee Wallace is my damn hero. He is a smart mouthed, completely dumb but smart at the same time kind of character and I...
  • Ashley
    Jan 30, 2019
    Had it not been for the free ARC I received from NetGalley, I would most likely not have finished this book. The overall story arc was a typical quest story. But the incessant use of lingo from the dystopian future was too much. And while the footnotes, which I generally like in a book...
  • Bandit
    Jan 22, 2019
    I?m always up for a dystopia, but had I been aware of this one?s voluminous page count, not sure I would have read it. Conciseness?I?m a huge fan of conciseness, precision, succinctness, just a basic ability to tell a story in, say, 300 pages. 400 if you must. Going close to 50...
  • Roger Bailey
    Jan 15, 2019
    There is no doubt Reed King went all out in this novel. He has an epic world with crazy characters. The writing is good, the humor is sly. For me however this book didn't work. Too many sci-fi cliches; dystopian world ran by corporation-government hybrids, a mission of travel that hits...
  • Paula Lyle
    Jul 05, 2019
    This is just a big old mess of a novel, which is not necessarily a bad thing. It just bursts with ideas, many of them silly beyond belief. Like many stories set in the future, it takes a while to actually make sense of the terms and acronyms flung around. If you don't take that too ser...
  • Adrienne
    May 15, 2019
    I've always maintained that when the apocalypse happens, I want to die in the first wave. Fast, relatively painlessly, clean. No drawn-out suffering. No huge moral dilemmas. No crazy Mad Max scenarios. Just, poof - gone. Game over. FKA USA totally and completely reinforces that des...
  • Audra (ouija.doodle.reads)
    Jul 26, 2019
    I?d describe this book as The Hitchhiker?s Guide crossed with a futuristic homage to The Wizard of Oz set at the end of the world. With a talking goat. I loved this book. It is definitely one of the unique books I?ve read this year. The world that King has created is so fully ...
  • Bargle
    Mar 26, 2019
    I received this book through the Goodreads Giveaway program. Not great, not terrible. Lots of 'behind the corporate doors' intrigue and our hero running around trying to figure out what's going on and who's trying to kill him. The talking goat character is somewhat charming. The aut...
  • Geoffrey
    Jan 26, 2019
    (Note: I received an ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalley) The future "FKA USA," is a combination of mega-corporation, post-environmental catastrophes, cold wars running hot, Balkanized lands mixed with lawless (and barely inhabitable) flyover country, and a pervasive sense that w...
  • Laura Denton
    Mar 25, 2019
    I got an electronic version of this book through NetGalley. I was enticed by the publisher's blurb and do, generally, enjoy dystopian novels, sarcasm and intrigue, but I just could not tolerate the premise of the story or the writing. I managed to get through about 15 pages and gave up...
  • Heather
    Aug 03, 2019
    I gave up on this vulgar book. There is a time and place for adjectives and synonyms to the word penis, but it is not enjoyable (for me personally) to be all of the descriptive options available to this obviously male writer. I hope he cracks open a thesaurus someday and stops solely c...
  • Alicia (Alicia Reads It)
    Jul 21, 2019
    DNF @ 30ish% The concept of this book quite intrigued me--post apocalyptic America, compared to other books I quite enjoyed, and also being written by a big novelist under a pseudonym? Yes Please! I love a good dystopian novel, and the pseudonym part intrigued me. Sadly... this is a...
  • Matthew Sciarrino
    Jul 12, 2019
    The author (supposedly famous) who writes under a pseudonym, writes an interesting commentary on our nation using the time honored method of a sci-fi dystopian story (the land of the Formerly Known as United States in 2085j. What is ?new? is that it?s a bit of a retelling of the ...
  • Katherine
    Jun 25, 2019
    3.5 stars This is one of the most unique apocalyptic takes on our future world that I have ever read. King has definitely done a lot of research and planning in organizing the fate of various countries, religions and groups. Initially, I was a bit overwhelmed by how much information...
  • Claire Draper
    Jan 17, 2019
    Reed King is an amazing writer. And though I wonder who this bestselling author is writing under the pseudonym Reed King, I think they did an amazing job. This world is immersive and the writing is crazy good. Can't wait for more from this author. And who doesn't love a book with a tal...
  • Dave
    Jan 16, 2019
    FKA stands for "Formerly Known As." Sort of like AKA is "also known as." This novel presents a post-dissolution view of North America after wars, famine, etc., split the country up into different entities ranging from the corporate entities like Crunch to the Free State of Texas. It's ...
  • Chelz Lor
    May 09, 2019
    For this and more Dystopian horror reviews, please check out my website, ChelzLor.com ***Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for a honest review*** There was a time that I was really into Dystopian Novels. They presented a ?world after? that could be either horrifyi...
  • Lewis Szymanski
    Jul 02, 2019
    Well, this is a fun book. I'd even call it a fun page-turner for summer reading. It's not Shakespeare, but it is very entertaining. The setting is a cyberpunk dystopia on the brink of ecological and military apocalypse. The hero, 16-year-old Truckee Wallace is given the task of sav...
  • Ayla van Hissenhoven
    Apr 14, 2019
    This book was honestly so poorly written I had to force myself to read it. The concept is good enough but the usage of foot notes and appendices on every single page is disruptive to the flow and is akin to reading a textbook. The constant use of ?could of? is annoying, but ?coul...
  • Christopher Berry
    Jul 29, 2019
    This was just ok. Definitely could have been paired down a bit. I thought that the annotations did not add to the book at all. It was really out there, and that is ok. The writing did remind me of a junior high, high school level. Not bad overall, but not something I would recommend! ...
  • Jypsy
    Feb 01, 2019
    FKA USA is a dystopian fiction novel. In the formerly known as United States, government corporations are in charge. It's not difficult to imagine the scenario. We have a group of misfits embarking on a journey to save something. It's a formulaic story but still entertaining. The story...
  • Sydney Smith
    Mar 26, 2019
    Thank you to Flatiron Books for the ARC! ?How would you like to save the world, son?? FKA USA is a wild ride. If you?re tired of reading the same old formulaic dystopian novel, this is the book for you. There are some tropes, such as the evil government/corporations ...
  • Tim Joseph
    Aug 05, 2019
    Look. I'm not a huge 'madcap adventure' guys, so read this with a grain of salt... I mean, Hitchhiker's, Yes. Princess Bride? Classic. FKA...? This started off as a great idea, for me. I mean, a Wizard of Oz-like theme was what was promised in a dystopia setting. As I got fur...
  • Ian
    Jun 07, 2019
    A big thank you to Goodreads and Flatiron for providing me with this giveaway win, out June 18! This is really more of a 3.5 star read, but we all know Goodreads and the half-star conundrum. Where my weird dystopian fans at? Have I got a book for you! This is for people who read ...
  • TJ Byrnes
    Jun 16, 2019
    This is one hell of a novel! Truckee Wallace, a virgin out of the Crunch corporation territories, has to bring a wimpy talking goat named Barnaby to the famed city of San Francisco. On the way, he meets a bizarre cast of characters that include a Straw Man named Tiny Tim, a girl who...
  • Jeff Eckert
    Jul 07, 2019
    The concept of this novel is interesting - post-apocalyptic America governed by corporations in a largely feudal existence, as a result of myopic capitalism and personal greed by those in positions of power. I'm 80 pages in, and I won't finish it. The narrative style is first-per...
  • B220
    Feb 21, 2019
    In 2085, the United States is no longer. Instead it is quite divided for a variety of geographical, economic, and political reasons and not all of them are good ones. In a futuristic and tech heavy world, Truckee Wallace is as close to a nobody as you can get. Then, his whole world get...