Top critical review
Mildly entertaining but largely diaappointing.
26 July 2018
I love the premise of this book, that's why it disappoints me that it turned out to be so churlish and crass. What could have been an interesting update on Orwell's 1984 is nothing more than a pulp fiction collection of rehashed cliches. I remember reading a review Lee Goldberg wrote about an early Adrian McKinty novel and it seems he didn't learn from the things that he criticized McKinty for. While there were some reasonable passages in the book, it constantly felt like the authors hardwork was let down by a repatitive need for a juvenile one liner. I really hope that the book was meant to be a terrible comedy ala Police Academy 3 onwards, however I suspect that statement might leave Goldberg confused. This book passed some time for me, but I would rather have that time back and read something else.