6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Out of memory? More like out of this world...,
By A Customer
This review is from: One of Us (Paperback)
I enjoyed this book immensely. It is astounding, absurd, hilarious, extremely inventive and, at times, completely stupefying. I can honestly say that I have never read anything quite like it before.
What makes this book such a compelling read is the intricate plotting. As each new part of the puzzle is revealed, it's like you are in a maze that keeps restructuring itself. It soon becomes clear that the best thing to do is just hold on and expect absolutely anything.
I feel that Michael Marshall Smith tends to take accepted concepts and ideas, turns them on their heads and then adds liberal doses of the surreal for good measure. This makes for a truly exciting and invigorating reading experience.
There are also some deeply astute observations about the world and human nature in this book. So, as well as everything else, it is also very thought provoking. I really cannot recommend this book highly enough!