Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Just finished Deadstock by Jeffrey Thomas. I even finished it mostly on my iPhone, which seeing as it's a .pdf file that's 399 pages long, is quite a feat considering how the iPhone doesn't let you "jump" to a page so every time you re-wake the dang thing you have to scroll hundreds of pages manually to get back to where you started.
I like that the book is extraordinarily well-written. Given my prejudice that writing is not a solitary effort, I figure the author must have a terrific editor.
There are some great things in the book. Ouiji phones are the cell-phone like things which you can use to talk to the dead. There are plenty of angry clones (because they're second - class citizens) and nice little touches about mutants and other sentient alien species.
What more could you want? Oh, you want the German cover to an earlier novel by the same author.