I have a feeling I might never buy another novel from this publisher; that's how bad this novel was, in my opinion.
The characters are one-dimensional, the dialogue is inane and repetitive, and the plot is both simple-minded and entirely arbitrary in it's development.
The reader is supposed to see that the protagonist's chosen lifestyle is sophisticated and deep, but it just comes off as pretentious.
The amazingly rich marketing and capitalistic world of Jon Armstrong's Grey and Yarn do it every time. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kimberly Ward
Is it an irony that Grey, the novel, is just as shallow and monochromatic as its title, protagonist and likely, its author? Read morePublished on January 13, 2010 by Ranke Lidyek
A quit bizarre love story in a very weird social context, somewhere in the future. The story started off awesome, I really liked the way the most bizarre futuristic elements were... Read morePublished on November 22, 2009 by Sacha
This book is something like those movies made from Saturday Night Live sketches: it's half of a clever idea stretched far beyond what could possibly be interesting. Read morePublished on March 28, 2008 by D. Archibald
If you took C. M. Kornbluth's snarky satire and changed the language to be far more Ellisonesque in its euphemism then you might get some idea of the tone... Read more
Grey surprised me - I wouldn't have thought I would've liked a novel about future fashions peopled by shallow, unlikable characters, but this was a fun, promising first novel that... Read morePublished on February 6, 2008 by John Wenger
This is simply put a waste of your money. Juvenile, poorly-plotted and somewhat creative would be the description it is most worthy of.Published on August 26, 2007 by Amazon Customer
Okay, the plot lacks development. Okay, the concept becomes repetitive. Okay, Armstrong uses the same satire again and again and again. Read morePublished on July 2, 2007 by HenryTen
If you're one of the haters who slagged the book (below) I'd imagine you don't take well to the shock of the new. Which is odd for people who read sci fi. Read morePublished on June 11, 2007 by Lee Skirboll