I enjoyed the read, but doubt I'll ever read it again.
* Excessive use of the word "slouched"
* Overly predictable story progression
* The assumption that just because a behavior/opinion (in the book, it's anti-smoking) is a fad at the time, that there is no validity behind it.
* Inclusion in the Science-Fiction section
Otherwise, there were several hilarious moments involving office-life and the horrors of interacting with a younger generation. Also, sheep. Flip deserves her own sequel-- I wish she had been a bit more fleshed out in this one, but she is fantastic as a background character.
I intend to look into other Connie Willis books, but I wouldn't suggest this one if you strongly dislike smoking.
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