Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Unfortunately, this interesting idea is handled competently, and no more. At least in my opinion.
There are a few instances when the style of writing simply reaches out of the book and slaps you in the chops, really ruining the story experience. A novel like this wants to involve you in its tale and characters. It's a real detriment when something criminally clumsy reminds you that this is all a book that you can put down at any time.
Here is a very laughable, and truly pathetic example. Here we have the situation of a creepy fellow who is being held at gunpoint by an equally creepy lady. She is his superior in one of the several secret string-pulling conspiracies featured in this book. She is also (like the guy) twisted in a sexual manner, too. Having caught the guy betraying the company, she holds him at gunpoint and orders him to sexually service her.
Here is the deathless prose in its context on page 330: