I normally wait until a story is completed before writing a review, but I'm totally entertained by The Reset Manifesto. The plot is very complex, and the references to technology and social media make it a perfect fit for today's world.
Lazlo is one of the best writers on SOL, and his characters and storylines are always interesting. If you're not familiar with his work, I think of him as being at what I consider the elite level of writers such as RLFJ, Jay Cantrell, Penguintopia, Tony Stevens, and Roustwriter.
In this story, a young man is disgusted by the corruption, greed and incompetence in modern society, and, somewhat like Ayn Rand in Atlass Shrugged, decides to "reset" the world. Along the way, you may hear some philosophy espoused, but the characters and plot are ingenious. Can't wait to see how the story develops from here.
Hope you enjoy the ride!
Another brilliant story by Lazlo Zalezac!
It is beyond difficult to review a story that has not yet ended. It seems like a betrayal of the review reader, because anything could still happen to the story that will make the review wrong at one level or another.
Yet I am driven to write this review because the story is so good that possible readers should not procrastinate about reading every chapter as soon as it is posted.
"The Reset Manifesto" is brilliant.
The construction is interesting: we are at a funeral, and small events and actions take place. Each one takes us on a flashback to an event which has happened earlier in the life of the deceased. Each one tells various members of the family that the deceased was much more than they had ever thought.
We have to accept the brilliance of the deceased: the story would not work without it. Yet despite the author presenting everything in an almost bland way the reader is constantly thrilled by disclosures or surprises (about which the reader in retrospect should really not have been surprised).
Take a chance that this story may yet end badly and read what has already been posted. I suspect you will be hooked just as quickly as I was (and still am).
Further recommendation: no grammar problems, no typos. :-)
I want more chapters, and sooner! :-)