I love this book, although I must admit the writing isn't poetry. Also the parodies of a future society, i.e. coin operated doors as slap stick are hilarious interspersed as they are in what is a terse thriller. This book really leans on the red herring as literary device, and after each chapter you get the impression that the book is going in another direction. However, the actual execution of the character's psychic environment and the threat that they face is viscerally rendered, and very memorable. Though the final twist of the book is sort of telegraphed early on, it is surrounded by enough chaff and awesome psychedelic set pieces that it leaves you with a satisfied feeling, rather than one of bored irritation. Maybe the best genre moment in any dirt dozen style thriller book, the vaguely parodic, overly generous character introductions given by the main character in his internal third person limited voice are priceless. Best as a quick read in my opinion.
yeah if you like your reader over emoting every meaningless sentence and spending the entire book talking in a phony childs voice for even adult characters, this guy is for you. I however would punch the guy in the face if I ever saw him for making me listen to so many hours of his inane, suspense-less shrieking
The sci fi elements are compelling and well rendered. The tech in the book is the center of the show. The biblical/religious themes were tight. Story devolves into a predictable shoot out by the end however, and I lost interest in the characters. Drips with hard to swallow weeaboo style throughout unfortunately. The social critiques of American consumer culture and the 80's/90's corporate mentality, though facile, are entertaining.
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