So, book club selections this month were three sci-fi books. This is the first of them. It was nominated before, but I didn’t vote for it because it had a huge waiting list at the library, and I hate buying brand new books. Actually, my wallet hates it. But that is the price you pay for being on almost-disability, I guess.
This book took a while for me to get into. When I saw footnotes in the prologue, I almost ran screaming in the other direction. It was Jonathan Strange all over again. But I kept at it, because unlike Jonathan Strange, this is a short book. I can do this. Right? Right!
Somewhere, I got hooked. I will guess it was around the 30-50 page mark. Because by the time I had to put it down at page 160 for the stopping point to discuss, I was not a happy camper. This week, I might need to get my darling husband to hide the book from me. Just so I don’t read ahead. And, you know, finish the book.
One thing that I am finding to be a bit of a double edged sword is all of the 80’s references. I am firmly a child of the 90’s. So I don’t get many of the references. And there are TONS of them. At first it was cool to hear about it, but every so often it gets to be a bit much for me. It would probably be a total nerd-gasm for anyone who knows the era, though.
I have no predictions, really. But I am LOVING the book!