I got this book when it was free and just now read it. It has some interesting ideas but it just isn't a very good book for a number of reasons.
First of all, the last few chapters couldn't be a more blatant anti-capitalist, environmentalist-whacko rant. This is practically the entire latter 25% of the "story". The irony is smeared on pretty thick seeing as how it's that same capitalist form that allows the author to sell his book without the gub'ment policing it's contents and sucking up the reward for his labor.
Secondly, this thing is all over the place. Quite a bit of it doesn't make any sense at all. I mean, we're off to find out what happened to Earth then all of a sudden the main character..... dies? What? Actually, no, she didn't even die. She was just all of a sudden dead and now we're up in Heaven or... I don't know where we are now. A casino? A game show studio? What the hell is this?
I don't know... maybe I turned too many pages and missed something but I don't think so because this book is full of that kind of stuff.
In my opinion, the jumbled up mess of ideas are all pretty good on their own but they aren't all his own ideas. A lot of them come from different works but I don't really care about that. You have to start somewhere and I have a friend that writes really great stuff based on ideas she got from movies, etc. It's just that in this book there are several at once and they're all mashed together in a story that is entirely too short to make any sense out of them all.
Then there is the author's personal views that bleed into the story. I wonder which the author prefers: drilling oil to create the plastic used in the e-readers we read his books on (not to mention the electricity required to power them) or leveling forests to make the paper required for the printed version, assuming that there is one.
Well, it's a $3 book so I'm not saying don't buy it. You may wish you didn't though.