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The characters and plot are thin and the prose is loaded to the gills with jargon, much of it not even very good.
While it was vocabulary enhancing the author could have used much more common words to express the same thought and the flow of the book would have been much improved.
Unfortunately I knew as much about Manfred, the lead character tying the book somewhat together, at that point as I knew at the end of the book.
I have heard a few authors that I like speak highly of this book, so I gave a try. I read about 10% of the book. It barely kept my attention. Read morePublished 28 days ago by A. D. Asher
Wherein Stross nerd wanks his vision of the future, via a series of short stories tangentially connected by the main character (who isn't who you think it is). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
In his blog, Stross says it took him five years to write this. I believe him. It's so dense and full of amazing ideas.Published 2 months ago by Shane T White
Engaging read, containing big ideas with a mostly human drama. Explores what it might be like to be human when we do the majority of our thinking outside our body, can be... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nebbish Kin
Great book. Loved the whole man/machine synergy, very technological.Published 3 months ago by Mike Jolly