- Paperback: 222 pages
- Publisher: The Wapshott Press (May 6, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982581319
- ISBN-13: 978-0982581315
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,165,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Ginger Mayerson lives in Los Angeles, California. She's published in the Coe Review, Roux Magazine, The Velvet Mafia, and The Journal of the Image Warehouse. Originally trained as a composer, she now writes novels, poetry, essays, reviews, interviews, makes collages, and edits the Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society and publishes books and magazines at the Wapshott Press (www.WapshottPress.com) in her spare time. You can find more information about "Electricland" at www.Electricland.WapshottPress.com.
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The author's attention to detail and sense of fun becomes very apparent in this slim novel. The three female terrorists were often interesting and sometimes even humorous. The Electricland game proved to be interesting too, but I was disappointed to see that very little of this game figured into the actual story. I would have liked to have seen more of the game. While I have to say that gay romance is definitely not my thing, I found that I could easily skim/skip those portions of the story and not lose much in the bargain. Over all, Electricland proved to be a novel that I am glad I have read.
Electricland was provided to me free by the author/publisher in exchange for this review, for which I have not received any financial compensation. This review will appear on Dragon Views, LibraryThing, Amazon.com and other sites deemed appropriate by this reviewer.
In the events described they seem to be working for an unnamed organization that is interested in keeping the US just slightly destabilized in this wonderful dystopian near future tale. The situation has been complicated in this case by a "romantic error" that required a lot of footwork and a staggering body count to correct.
If you can imagine a somewhat brighter Tom Clancy gone to the dark side writing in a Larry Niven gamer world you will have a good idea of just how much fun Ms. Mayerson had with this book. It is a "ultra-violence" chronology of the post 9/11 landscape. Written with nihilistic delight the story has a nice subtext of interaction between the players with a soupcon of eclectic eroticism for the adult reader.
Like all of Ms. Mayerson's novels it can be read on many levels but first and foremost it is a thumping good read that I enjoyed hugely.
My main problem with Electricland has got to be the lack of connection I felt towards the characters. I was not engaged in their stories or what was happening to them. The focus on Drew's sex life was off putting and totally gratuitous. He felt like he could have been a pretty nifty character, they all did, but he didn't have any real presence. The characters were static. There was an attempt at character growth with Viola, but it felt forced and read awkwardly. There was a good deal of Los Angeles getting blown up and much vague talk of the characters' pasts, but not a lot in the plot department. The set up of the text was awkward, jumping from Titania explaining points to her supervisors to flashbacks which made up the meat of the novel, it was a bit jarring. Even the eponymous Electricland itself was a bit of a letdown because nothing was really done with it. All said and done, I found Electricland to be more effort than it was worth; it just isn't my cup of tea. I will however try other books written by Mayerson for comparison.