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Version Control by Dexter Palmer
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May 09, 2016

it was amazing
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I'm afraid Mr. Palmer will never get the cheer and attention he deserves for this novel. I guess because it's too SF for the Literature with capital L-lovers and too literary and 'normal' for the die hard SF-lovers. The thing is: this book is sooo good. The absolute fun I felt reading this is actually quite rare. It contains an avalanche of cool ideas, nerdy views, philosophical and scientific thinking of a level you wouldn't expect to encounter in this genre. The story is totally accomplished, everything is incredibly real in the incredible. It contains the technological dystopian warnings of Eggers The circle, Adichie's insights on everyday 'accidental' racism, intertwining storylines as in the better crime novel, hard hitting metaphores etc.

Highly recommended! This is and will remain one of my best books of 2016

Btw. try to get your hands on the audiobook. It is perfect
btw. I give it 4,75 because it needed just a bit of editing
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Reading Progress

May 9, 2016 – Shelved
May 9, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
May 23, 2016 – Started Reading
June 9, 2016 – Shelved as: favorites
June 9, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Jenny (Reading Envy) That space between SFF and literary fiction, may I dare even call it literary sci-fi - that's my sweet spot.


Joachim Stoop Jenny (Reading Envy) wrote: "That space between SFF and literary fiction, may I dare even call it literary sci-fi - that's my sweet spot."

It stands alone in book world, yet I want to rec a similar book in wit, nerd factor, SF and playfullness.
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Gertie Oh Cast of Shadows was quite good!


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