The Marriage Act
John Marrs

What if marriage was the law? Dare you disobey?

Britain. The near-future. A right-wing government believes it has the answer to society’s ills — the Sanctity of Marriage Act, which actively encourages marriage as the norm, punishing those who choose to remain single.

But four couples are about to discover just how impossible relationships can be when the government is monitoring every aspect of our personal lives — monitoring every word, every minor disagreement — and will use every tool in its arsenal to ensure everyone will love, honor and obey.

The Marriage Act book cover

I found myself wondering exactly what the next reveal was going to be here: they came, mid-chapter, without warning and with tremendous shock value. Although I enjoyed the Passengers more, I still found this an insightful and thought-provoking read. Marrs can also seriously do creepily shady government types well, which is also neat to read.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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