A book you want to read in one sitting.
The book 2044 is a novel, but in addition so incredibly exciting. Robert manages to intrigue me with his book. A book you can’t put down anymore.
What does the year 2044 look like?
The world has been going through a lot of changes lately and now that we are in a pandemic I was very curious to see how Robert sees the world in 2044. What changed? What does your humanity look like in his experience? But above all, how do we behave? Robert creates with his way of writing a very clear picture of how it could be. While reading I experience how he meant it. Maybe it’s because I’m totally in my own bubble while reading this book or because of his way of writing.
In any case, humanity lives in a matrix of oppression. Fake news is spread and people who want to get to the truth are labeled as geeks or wackos. Via a chip in our right hand we can regulate things. On your arm you have a tablet with which you can make calls and arrange things. In the cities there is a dense smoky atmosphere and the sunlight is almost invisible. Gives me the creeps. You don’t want to live like that, do you?
With an open attitude and an open heart
Lightworker, healer and transformation coach training. The first thought I get, this is probably a book to convince me. Written by a goat-socks type. Not something I’m proud of, but even I sometimes have preconceived notions about things I have absolutely no understanding of. But I decide to read this book with an open mind and an open heart. My Christian faith has taught me that you must be open to everyone. An open attitude will bring you so much more than a closed attitude full of criticism. This book 2044 I’m going to give a chance, because I’m incredibly curious what’s in it.
It totally sucks
From moment one I am intrigued. A red-headed minister running to another building because he saw something. After every page I want to read more. Learn more. I even look things up while reading. Fortunately, he has a glossary so I can read back what is meant there as well. Simon works as a civil servant for the Ministry of Truth in The Hague and when a movie pops up that could ruin everything, Simon’s life changes too.
He is kidnapped and discovers the truth. After each chapter, I want to continue reading. You just want to know what else is going to happen and which way it’s going to go. In my head, I’m making my own movie out of the book 2044. How awesome would it be if this was actually made into a movie? That’s what this book deserves. It is so incredibly well written and the story makes you think.
Robert makes you think about the world
While reading this book, I think about how I see the world now. There’s so much going on around us. Actually, the things that happen in the book 2044 are already happening. There are countries that already practice censorship. In those countries you are not allowed to say what you think. How bad would it be if this happened all over the world? Do we look at each other with love or is it mainly envy? Awesome questions worth thinking about! I also watch the media. Are we being told everything, or is censorship already taking place in the Netherlands? That is exactly what Robert wants to achieve with this book. Mission accomplished.
A lot of new information
Reading this book 2044 gives me new insights, but also an awful lot of new information. Robert knows a lot about the different religions. Regularly I see things from the Bible come back in his book. After each chapter there is a QR code that you can scan. You’ll end up at a video on Robert’s site. This will give you even more information, inspiration and food for thought. This book is so much more than a book. It gives you new insights, it inspires, but above all it makes you think. You don’t put it down until you’ve read it all the way through. Everyone should read this book.