**spoiler alert** It's difficult to think of what to say about Cryoburn. On the one hand, there's plenty of the usual Milesian plot and conspiracy, ac**spoiler alert** It's difficult to think of what to say about Cryoburn. On the one hand, there's plenty of the usual Milesian plot and conspiracy, accidentally uncovered. The kid who is the protagonist for large parts of the story is something of a cypher, I mean, I can't even remember his name. The problem is the book's ending.
For me, the single most affecting bit of the book is the last page, and that has nothing to do with the story, really, except in so far as the whole story is in a somewhat warped sense a kind of dress rehearsal for the ending. The drabbles at the end also really moved me, but they did rather obliterate the rest of the story for me. To a reader unaware of the significance of what was happening, I'm sure the rest of the story was a very serviceable thriller about the perils of cryo-preservation, over-powerful corporations and the abuse of power and corruption of democracy by an unchecked monopolistic free market....more