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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
The Byzantine Pineapple: Part 1 with Corporation X by Bill Poje is a narrative on how the current socioeconomic conditions of the USA are deteriorating and how these can be improved. The book raises some very courageous questions and, after asking them, the author proposes some very valid answers and solutions. Mr. Poje is of the opinion that every citizen should be treated equally, especially in regards to medical facilities and housing. He is not just making claims; he refers to the Federal Budget of 2013 and draws conclusions as to what he proposes is beneficial for people across the board. While the rich get richer and the poor become poorer, the author specifically attacks this and asks the government to take a step back, look at the bigger picture and try to tackle the issue in the best possible way. Flat tax rate and transparency as to where the tax money goes are also addressed very eloquently. In the second half, the author talks about how his works (some of which I have read) can be made into motion pictures and can be financially lucrative for investors. He lists the pros, gives solid data and allows the reader to think about it.
What I really enjoyed about this book is how the author wasn’t making any predictions in the first half of the book. He was presenting an idea based on his research and allowing the reader to have some food for thought. His ideas are very interesting and if they are worked upon, they can become a very good first step for equal treatment in the country. What really drew me in was how hopeful and clear the message was. The author is literally inviting the reader in and helping them to draw their own conclusions, allowing them to have their own thoughts and make their own decisions. The simple yet powerful word choice is an essential part of the book; it made the reading experience even better. All in all, this is a book for readers who would like to think ahead, but with sound reasoning. A good approach that can be beneficial for the masses, if applied.