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on May 18, 2017
Dewey is a killer. He dispatches victims without hesitation. But he is not pathological. He needs to feel there's a reason for it. He is however, neurotic. Set in a dystopian near future, The Dewey Decimal System is all about the setting: the well-known locale of New York transformed into a twisted version of itself, wracked by some kind of attack and plague. In lesser hands, this story would sag under the weight of this premise, but Larson skillfully weaves a tale that is equal parts science fiction and crime drama. Usually in stories of this genre, dialogue is ponderous, but Larson is quite good at making the conversations between characters compelling. I'm not sure the payoff has enough impact to warrant the early stages of the plot, but all in all, a surprisingly good book.
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on April 17, 2011
Macho noir a la Walter Mosely is not my usual genre, but Dewey Decimal is such a wonderfully engaging protagonist and ironically macho with tongue in cheek, that I couldn't put it down. It was a great read, cogent, informed, timely, and poignant at once. From musician to author--a great new side of Nathan Larson. Looking forward to more!
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