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Atlas Alone by Emma Newman
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bookshelves: artificial-intelligence, mystery, science-fiction, politics

On the plus side, Newman remains skilled at creating an ominous, claustrophobic, mysterious atmosphere, and at the construction of suspenseful plots. The POV character, Dee, is well conceived and complex, and an appropriate focal point for the story. Dee's friend Carl is similarly well drawn.

My main problem with this book is that even more than the preceding book in this series, the author's political viewpoint is both pervasive and intrusive. To Evil Corporations, we now add another, even more despicable and dangerous villain. I am, of course, viewing these points through my own world view, in which neither corporations nor the additional enemy are in fact the primary threats to the planet and its people.

This political coloring is intensified by Dee's world view, in ways that would be easier to discuss with the spoilers I don't want to include -- but even without that added intensity, it gave me a lot to ignore while trying to remain caught up in the story.
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Finished Reading
May 7, 2019 – Shelved
May 7, 2019 – Shelved as: artificial-intelligence
May 7, 2019 – Shelved as: mystery
May 7, 2019 – Shelved as: science-fiction
May 7, 2019 – Shelved as: politics

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