Gerard Graham creates a futuristic world in which society is broken down into a variety of sponsored religions. We are introduced to a variety of people who are all connected through their connection to the Hotel Euthanasia. The primary character within this story though is Rab, who goes through a tremendous ideological journey within the plot of Checking Out of the Hotel Euthanasia.
Rab is originally presented as a member of the new world Communist party, though his involvement is originally explained through the existence of very specific football organizations. In this future four primary ideologies each have their own football team, each of which act as a way of promoting their beliefs. After learning that his parents have recently vacationed at the Hotel Euthanasia and ultimately chosen to die in order to give their pensions to the Communists, Rab seeks solace in the Catholic Church, initially through the manager of their football team. After his conversion Rab, who previously supported assisted death, now detests it and is solely focused on taking down the Hotel Euthanasia.
Beyond Rab’s story there is also an examination of what led to the rise of assisted death within the country of Villadedino and a closer look at some people who have chosen to go through with this process. Checking Out of the Hotel Euthanasia contains very detailed world building and the character of Rab is interesting to watch evolve over the course of the years contained within the story. The examinations of religion and politics was an interesting way of looking at how these beliefs can flow and change over time in both society and within a person’s existence. You can find Checking Out of the Hotel Euthanasia on sale now.
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