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The book itself is very dark and weird, with a serious Philip K Dick vibe. The performance was good, with solid narration. Some characters are less distinct than others, but his characterization of Game Cat is perfect.
I got it because of a new RPG based on the novel, and I wanted to see if I liked the world.
I'm glad I got it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this futuristic tale of communal drug use. I found it thought provoking, cool and utterly enjoyable. It is fast paced with great characters and interesting concepts. However, it is written in that William Gibson style of introducing you, fleetingly, to strange new ideas and creatures with minimal explanation of the how and why. This sometimes leaves me feeling like a tourist in a breath-taking city being dragged around, opened mouthed, by a local to whom this is all commonplace. While I stand staring at the robo-dog or the smoke cop, the narrative has moved on and I'm rushing to keep up.
I find this style of story telling exciting and enjoyable, but I can also feel for those who find it too distracting not understanding what is happening immediately.
I found the narrator to add greatly to the story, giving the stash riders a perfect Mancunian swagger and pacing the narrative to add the requisite urgency.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Cool idea, might be easier read I got lost in the multi time layers and would lose track
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