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When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger
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Apr 03, 12

bookshelves: writer-and-the-critic
Read in April, 2012

Unfortunately, I just couldn't get into this book at all. I like some of the SF ideas -- the add-ons and modules that people use to modify, and sometimes overwrite, their personality -- but found the crime story that underpinned the novel very weak. Also, I wasn't convinced by the depiction of some transgendered characters, and thought the protagonist was almost unremittingly awful -- which makes reading a novel written in the first person very hard.

For a more in depth discussion of When Gravity Falls, please listen to my podcast, The Writer and the Critic, episode 18.
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