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This review is from: The Night Sessions: A Novel (Hardcover)
This book reminded me, as if I needed it, of how alien the religionist (sorry, can't think of a better word) mindset/world-view is.
Ken MacLeod is very good in this novel at showing us some of the inner workings of such people (those who have allowed themselves to be taken over by the "virus meme" that is religion). The main character (an ex-'God Squad' copper) has to deal, as tactfully as he can, with such people as he tries to figure out who/what/why.
My only complaint, as is common with me and Ken MacLeod novels, is the ending. I'm just not convinced that the Kiwi lay-preacher would have flipped in the way that he did. I would have expected him to cling to his world-view, no matter what evidence was put before him (Ur). And as for the last couple of pages...
Apart from that, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and recommend it to anyone, although god-botherering creationists may be offended by it.