The Unreliable Narrator
I love the idea that the narrator in the story is a character too. The narrator in this story is going to trick you. You're going to think exactly what I want you to think about the characters, and when the plot twists you're going to discover you made a few assumptions, even big mistakes, because of our love of TROPES.
Darkpool is not about money, it's about how people use money to control others. People often value themselves financially, because people who drive expensive cars are valued more highly than people who drive cheap cars.
Because, at the back of our minds, is the question, "What can this person do for me?"
So how would money change someone obsessed with being the richest kid on the block?
Jason Brent is about to find out.
The theme of this book is human value, and how different people value each other. How people use their power to dehumanize others, like through humiliating job interviews that have nothing to do with the job, but are about the interviewer's own ego.
Money is the opposite of humanity. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather be rich than poor, but I would not want to become rich at the expense of my soul.
There are two sides to every story, and when you read the other sides, things will start to fall into place. Your assumptions are going to be challenged, your values.
Isn't money just funtokens for your time?
Maybe. To some. To me, money is a contract of faith
It's only value is your faith, and so the concept of faith becomes critical in monetary systems.
Most of your loans, debt, and investments, are placed into a private pool of money, sliced up into tranches, and bought and sold on the free market to competitive buyers. This means that you have no one to turn to if things go wrong, and while there is usually an ombudsman or a central authority, processing your tiny voice can take months, and by now, well, your money is probably owned by someone else.
The house always wins.
You can phone your bank about your money problems, but unless you have a lot of money, ie you have money to buy serious legal power, your complaints will fall on mostly deaf ears.
But that's the money game.
You choose to enter the game, you play by the rules, rules that you had no part in writing. The people who profit most from the system are the ones who make the rules. Isn't that a coincidence?
Now, in DarkPool, our AntiHero finds himself on the side of the Usurers, the money-lenders, and money-grabbers. There would be absolutely nothing in the world that could sway him from this path, except, he discovers, there are people like him trying to topple him.
Oh my God, do things go wrong, and now he has to dig himself out of a deep hole. Let's say his faith in the system is broken.
On one hand DarkPool is a financial thriller for the layman. You're going to walk away from the book knowing a lot more about the brokers and money-lenders than when you went in, without realising it.
But the book will take you on an adventure of personality. You're going to watch someone being born.
You should shell out a few coins and read it on Kindle, or in Print