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The Extremes - reality finally catches up with Chris Priest,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Extremes (Hardcover)Christopher Priest has written several novels where the normal, typical world we live in is changed almost unrecognizably in a subtle manner. In The Extremes, Priest has somehow homed-in on some of the most disturbing issues in the Western World today; the increasing number of spree killings, the remorseless unchecked popularity of the Web, and the introduction of virtual reality technology. These subjects, wrapped-up together, make The Extremes a fascinating book to work through, leaving the reader with many questions to ask, which Priest deliberately leaves the reader to resolve him/herself.
I read The Extremes the same week of the Denver shootings. If the modern world and modern morality seem a bit weird to you these days, then The Extremes will confirm you aren't the only one concerned with the way the world is going.