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"A stylish winner in its own intelligently weird right." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Alan on 10-21-07
missed the mark
Some clever wordplay and a few bits of interesting (if not novel) commentary. But the story wasn't funny enough to be a comedy, harrowing enough to be a thriller or interesting enough to be thought-provoking.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Christopher on 01-10-07
Only if the future is flip
With this book, you take the good with the annoying. What is good? The general plot, which whirls you across the globe while making you think about how this world really operates. It keep you engaged with is exotic places and fast pace.
What is annoying? The narrator, who often uses voices that are more fit for a muppet. Anything else? Yes. There is good flippancy, like Jon Stewart, and there is bad, like that kid in school that mocks everything you do, even if you are just standing still and breathing. The author is closer to being like that kid.
And one more bit of annoyance that is out fo the author's hands: the fact that people are calling this satire. Sparing you the lecture, it is not. Not everything that is humorous and political is satire.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful