This book puts a spotlight on privacy fears many of us have about "big data", and creatively shows just how out of control companies may get in the collection of personal information that makes up this statistic pool. A bit scary.
The concept is relevant and important, but I did feel that the characters and their narrative were forced. Many will compare this work to 1984, but I also compare this to an Ayn Rand manifesto. The characters each symbolize specific viewpoints on digital privacy and transparency, and their conversations drive their designated perspective ad nauseum. The character interactions sometimes come across as callow and puerile, though I am not sure if it was the way it was narrated - perhaps I may have perceived the written word differently.
Dion Graham did put his heart into this reading, though some of the character inflections were boorish (namely Francis), but his best trait was that he read quickly. Much of the prose is Mae's thought stream, which by nature happens more quickly than speaking aloud - so Mr. Graham compensates by reading it quickly and not drawing it out. Nice performance.
Overall, the moral is greater than the tale. If you are interested in the lengths some may go to publicly quantify your self, it is a good read.
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