About the highest compliment I can pay a book is that I wanted it to be longer. I enjoyed the characters, style, and plot of Cumulus enough that it fell into the category of "page turner" for me. I liked the author's willingness to weave real social issues into the book and his acknowledgment that there just aren't simple answers.
The only aspect of the book I felt a little "eh" about was how one of the central organizations he portrays could actually end up as part of the solution (I won't spoil it by naming it). But working out the details of that conundrum would have required either another chapter, or two (more, More, MORE!), or possibly a very different setup, which could have robbed the story of one of its more interesting angles. I appreciated being intelligently engaged regardless.
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