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Andrea

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  • Gun, with Occasional Music

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (62)

    Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems - not the least of which are the rabbit in his waiting room and the trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is an ominous place where evolved animals function as members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage. In this brave new world, Metcalf has been shadowing the wife of an affluent doctor, perhaps falling a little in love with her at the same time.

    Darwin8u says: "SF SLAMS into a hard-boiled, noir pulp!"
    "A film noir set in "1984""
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book, although it's definitely not for everyone. It's a detective story (very Bogart) set in a world with much like Orwell's "1984". I loved it. The narrator is great!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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