9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Sadly a bit of a mess,
This review is from: The Night Sessions: A Novel (Hardcover)
I really enjoy Ken Macleod's work, but sadly this was a bit of a let down. I've given it three stars because he is as inventive as ever but the problem is that the narrative just doesn't hang together coherently. Where it falls down is that it feels like three different and incomplete books crammed together without being joined up. First there is a futuristic detective tale which feels like Spook Country by William Gibson or The Prefect by Alatair Reynolds. Then there is an interesting tale about a post-religious society and the place of artificial intelligence within it. Thirdly there is a rip roaring "revolt of the robots" space opera. However, if at the end of the novel you look back and piece together the narrative, it is shot full of holes.
I did enjoy the "Leki" gag though