2050, Paris n'est plus qu'un torrent de violences, le terrain de jeu de fanatiques déchus. L'air n'est plus respirable. Les hologrammes ont remplacé les hommes. Le travail n'est plus que le privilège de quelques-uns. Sous l'hégémonie de Dame Consommation, il est devenu interdit de fabriquer et réparer.
Ce livre est un signal d'alerte. Il est futuriste sans être fantaisiste. Un livre terrifiant de vérités aux premières pages et saisissant d'espoir aux dernières. Un très beau roman d'anticipation, empli d'humanité. Un bel appel au vivre ensemble et au retour à l'autosuffisance.
Every twenty-four years in the village of Wootton Major the Feast of Good Children was held. This was a very special occasion and to celebrate it a Great Cake was prepared, to feed the twenty-four children who were invited. The cake was very sweet and rich and entirely covered in sugar icing. But inside there were some very strange ingredients and whoever swallowed one of them would gain the gift of entry into the Land of Faery...
J.R.R. Tolkien was born on 3 January 1892 in Bloemfontein. After serving in the First World War, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career, though he is best known for his extraordinary works of fiction The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. His books have been translated into over 40 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. In 1972 he was made a CBE and received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Oxford University. He died on 2 September 1973 at the age of 81.