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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, complex, and a really fun read, April 1, 2012
This review is from: The God Particle (Kindle Edition)
So I'm a biased reader--a long-time fan of Rock Opera, Kierkegaard's long-running strip published in Heavy Metal Magazine. Rock Opera was a great work of satire, starting as a story of alienation and longing, and morphing over time into a romp through pop culture with Prince as a Frankenstein's monster among many others. This lighthearted satire was what I half-expected when I started reading God Particle, but at first I was quite surprised. It starts as a mystery--the mysterious deaths of four partners in a high tech startup--and there is the promise of hard science fiction, not light satire. As the protagonist deals with the deaths of his college friends, and deals with the women from their lives, I saw some of the old Kierkegaard charm. Rock Opera was full of gorgeous, mysterious, and inscrutable women; women who were sexy and powerful, but also kooky and often dangerous. The women in God Particle are sexy and beautiful in similar ways--they glow with a similar kind of sexiness, but in this novel Kierkegaard has a lot more room to work with, and the characters benefit greatly from the extended development. There are surprises as some of them turn out to be quite different than their first impressions would lead you to think. Some of the sexiest scenes in the book are also the funniest--I was laughing out loud reading them on the train.

This book was great fun to read--I tore through it, enjoying watching the mystery unfold. And it holds out its greatest secret till the very end. The science fiction component is not complicated, but it is at the heart the mystery, and it is quite a mind bender up to the end.

I am hoping for a sequel to this fun, complex novel.
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