"Ruff is a protean talent. . . . Very much in the absurdist tradition of Pynchon, Heller, Robbins, and Vonnegut." -The Washington Post "A dizzying rampage . . . will leave readers gasping for breath, mainly from laughter." -The San Francisco Chronicle "A careening riot. . . . Ruff's second novel can only enhance his reputation as a fantasy writer with imagination to burn." -Kirkus Reviews "This exuberantly silly tale will find an audience among admirers of Steve Erickson and David Foster Wallace." -Publishers Weekly
Great satirical novel covering a lot of ground. Doesn't spare any of the usual sacred cows. Recommend for a fun easy readPublished 6 months ago by elsafark
I love Matt Ruff's other work. This one just didn't do it for me. Where I couldn't put his other books down (and couldn't wait to finish them to find out what happened), this one... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Angela L.M. Stopper
Tedious, often trite, and thoroughly derivative of "Illuminatus!". Just go read that instead; everything Ruff does in this novel Shea and Wilson did twenty years earlier and far,... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ivy
I liked this almost as much as Fool on the Hill. At first I thought there were just too many characters to keep track of (and care about) and, to some extent, this remained through... Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by Stanley Townsend
Fun to read, rambling contemporary concepts (a rapidly evolving white shark in the sewer system, vs Ayn Rand in a bottle) make this move along, except for a overdone philosophical... Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by A. Schuh
I'd never heard of this book when it was recommended for our book club. With the confusion of characters and sub-plots it took a while to get into, but was well worth the work. Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by LN
couldn't put this book down. one of the best books i've read!!!! LOVE IT!Published on September 30, 2010 by stasiadub
Do not waste your time, or money on this.
Dear mr ruff. When writing "satire" you must be both funny and relevant. You achieve neither.