Sci-Fi, 7/10 – Apr/May 2008
|I didn’t know anything about US politics until I read this book. I’m not much interested in politics let alone US politics but the book did an excellent job of hiding any potential boringness in character descriptions, a fast plot and a single super interesting sci-fi concept which any cyberpunk fan would enjoy thinking about (e.g. Imagine Google in your head).|
It was quite topical because there is a US political fight going on for real at the moment, Hillary Clinton vs Barack Obama for the democratic candidate and I think it helped me enjoy the book. The book focuses on media manipulation tricks that politicians try – puppet mastery I guess. The book wasn’t particularly about computers and didn’t have a broad sci-fi scope, it was more focused on a single sci-fi idea which was explored in depth. I enjoyed it quite a bit (I enjoy anything with powerful characters that demonstrate a strong will).