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Deus Ex Machina by Andrew Foster Altschul
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Feb 03, 2012

did not like it

Good Lord. He got paid to write this?
As a person who has (sometimes unwillingly) watched the program the author is satirizing, "Survivor", I can see he missed the point entirely.
Some of the plot twists he suggests (such as putting instructions in the night sky) are laughable. And the lethality he injects into the contests would soon get the show shut down.
Not to mention Sarah Palin (sigh). Way to date a book.
And the scene near the end with the woman and the baby? Who he refuses to identify? "But you know who she is? Don't you???"
Don't be coy. Who the hell is she? This ain't literature, so stop trying to be all cool and symbolic-like.
I did find one thing I liked about the book. I thought it was interesting that things had gone wrong on a previous season, and there was a huge cover-up. Now you could really get a fun book off just that idea.
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