I enjoyed reading "The House Of The Scorpion" as a book club read. Matt is the main character and is the clone of El Patron, the leader and founder of Opium. Opium is a country in the future (yes, the book is in the future), and is the wasteland and refuge many criminals. As Matt is persecuted, he finds many a mystery around each corner. Is he real? Is he really livestock? How morally just is El Patron? The only disappointing part is the ending. It is unexpected and sad.
"The House of the Scorpian" is an altogether interesting book. The main character is Matt. Up until the age of six, Matt thought he was a normal boy. Then, after meeting the Alacrans, he is confronted with the fact that he is a clone. He's not a clone of anybody, but of the ruler of (future country) Opium, El Patron. Nobody likes El Patron, especially the Alacrans. To make matters worse, the law states that all clones are to be treated as livestock. El Patron breaks this law by giving Matt all rights, but that doesn't stop the people's feeling about Matt. Matt struggles to survive and to figure out the truth. The book is very interesting, but the end is not satisfactory.
I really admired this book and think it is a very good read. The main character, Matt, is a clone of the ruler of Opium, a country of the future. But the thing is no one likes him or the ruler, El Patron. This book is about Matt's life. The beginning was very intense and interesting, but the ending wasn't very good.