In spite of overreaching comparisons (Crichton, Orwell) & a high price paid by publishers for this 2nd novel (omnivores may remember maverick psychiatrist Breggins The Crazy From the Sane, Lyle Stuart, 71) this is just friction-fiction about what has happened by the time you reach the year 112 After the Good War, after the Red Tide & the Dollar Green Mildew.
After the radiation-eradicated, not quite, Hebrew Disease which Historian Rogar is researching to learn that its just a Plague of Unhappiness--Guilt, Anxiety & Shame. Here supposedly frenetically enjoying the NOW life via their Pleasure Packs are assorted unthinking NOW Americans altho Rogar is beginning to think--tincture of the Hebrew Disease--that all isnt well in this pleasure dome with psychedelic Koolade--certainly not among the blacks in the Zoo or the derelicts in the simulated ghetto.
Many of the doubtful features of our now America are strafed & theres a lot of centerfold sex all the way thru. Before Rogar & one J.A.R.D. Gambol, Chief Psychologist for Female Wishfulfillment, take off for Israel in a rocket & land in another kind of reality. No, not like Crichton, not like Orwell, more like Barbarella.--Kirkus (edited)