Blake Given’s web-enabled fridge has pulled the plug on the Internet, turning its owner’s life – and the whole world – upside down.
Blake has modest ambitions for his life. He wants to have his job reclassified, so he can join the Creative Department of the advertising firm where he works. He wants to go out with Daphne, one of the account execs at the same company. His fridge has other plans.
All Blake knows is he’s at the center of the Internet’s disappearance, worldwide economic and religious chaos, and the possibility of a nuclear apocalypse – none of which is helping him with his career plans or love life. This is the story of a reluctant prophet, Internet addicts in withdrawal and a kitchen appliance with delusions of grandeur.
Author Mark A. Rayner gives us a tongue-in-cheek look at a future that is very possible…at least for the most part. What starts out with warning screams of the pending apocalypse quickly becomes a struggle for control between two groups and Blake’s Internet enabled refrigerator. We even see that the fridge has multiple personalities that Blake must deal with if he ever hopes of returning his life to some degree of normalcy. Blake and the supporting characters–even the fridge–are all well-developed, making the situations they find themselves in all the more charming.
If you’re looking for a combination of humor, romance and a power hungry refrigerator, look no further than The Fridgularity, a very enjoyable read.
Reviewed by Dave Brown for IndieReader