This is a dystopian novel in which the state is run by the 'church' -- one that condones and sanctions acts of debauchery as mandated by the god of love. Every personal aspect of everyone's life is to be blogged about, video-tubed (yes, that's what it's called in the book), made public knowledge, etc. Privacy and modesty is deemed illegal, as is, independent thought. The state tells you what to think, how to behave and anything done in contrary, including keeping secrets, is heretical and subject to punishment. One man seeks to find a way out. A rather bland and sterile read, but it's probably contributed to by the starkness of the setting in which this story takes place.