"Madness? This is SPARTA!" is an actual line from this extremely serious and realistic social commentary. I'm 100% not kidding. The book has a go-with-yhe-flow feel that gives the impression that the writer came up with the plot as he was writing. The universe, on the other hand, is rock-solid and fascinating. It calls for more exploration, and I hope that's the plan. I'll totally read something else from dystopian Quito.
The author whips up a credible and rich universe in just a few chapters. Ten minutes later you're fully engrossed in the plot. The Star Wars references are super weird at first, and I'm glad I kept reading because the twist around them is well made. The plan was to read for ten minutes before going to bed, but I couldn't put it down. Totally worth paying for.
Just finished. I liked the witty writing, the consistent universe and I found the character interactions credible. I wasn't a fan of the overly dramatic dialogue and I found the plot loose and predictable. One thing that bothered me a lot is that this book is more of a criminal investigation than science-fiction. The cars fly and the towers of future-NewYork are taller, but the plot could have fit just fine in a contemporary crime novel. The guns work the same way, the smartphone too, the political organization of society is a facsimile of ours, even the...
I loved the universe. It's very well thought out and feels realistic even though with few layers. The character we follow is very well made as well. I found the plot hard to get a hold of. Jack collects evidences that she think corelate and often enough I just went along with it without really understanding it. Around the middle of the book, I had trouble pushing myself forward in it. Very nice ending though.