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There is an eerie fable at work here that reminds me of the aforementioned Restraint of Beasts.
On the issue front this put me in mind of Margaret Atwood's Surfacing which, old-fashioned and conventional though it was, may have better survival value (hah!).
I guess this is intended to be satire about developers, about people like T. who become adults and make money being ruthless.
I bought this paperback because the title and the photo on the front cover intrigued me. Serves me right! The plot of this "novel" is quite preposterous. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Stahl
This novel was substantially different from what I expected. It's in fact substantially different from all the other novels I've read. I recommend it.Published 10 months ago by Unclipped in Urbana
I really wanted to like this book, I just couldn't. It starts out slow and gets slower. The story switches from being about the main character, "T" and his life, to a PSA about... Read morePublished 13 months ago by SeattleLoves2Trvl
She is a very good writer. Strange story. I had read another of her books and then realized this was a prequel to that one.Published 16 months ago by psychology scholar
Before reading this book, I had no idea who this author was. Yet, within a dozen pages, I was coming to understand that I was reading something quite special. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Brian d'Eon
Nothing special. Read a review in a magazine and ordered it. Did not like the characters -- they irritated me.Published 18 months ago by M. Gordon
This is such a badly written novel. The opening is rather interesting as T., a youngster, becomes fascinated with the portraits of the presidents on the dollar bills. T. Read morePublished 19 months ago by C. E. Selby
The first of the two published volumes forming a trilogy. The main character is placed in context and then we follow his emotional, moral, and physical travels. Read morePublished on March 4, 2012 by Jonathan A. Weiss
I'm not very far into the story, but am finding it difficult to read. I know the author wants to seem intelligent but I agree with another reviewer who said she uses too many... Read morePublished on April 22, 2011 by Cherfer