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Intelligent, thoughtful thriller,
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I downloaded this book a few days back because it was up for the Clarke Award. I was not disappointed. It's an effective apocalyptic thriller that combines a pacy story (for the first third, at least) with thematic elements related to the nature of reality (dreams, and the construction of identity through symbols like words). There are some lovely observations and great language. For me, I found the novel's pace slackened in the middle third, principally because the story covered the same ground once or twice. This is a minor quibble, however. A great read; thoroughly recommended. Nice to see something quirky and good coming from this small press.