Like the whirling Maelstrom of myth and legend, the Wheel of Time has turned to Teaser Tuesday.
Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*
*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.
This week, my current read is You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. I’m not one to rush out and grab celebrity biographies, but Day is one of Krystal’s favorite actresses and I myself enjoyed her performances on The Guild and Supernatural. The book was actually on Krystal’s TBR, and I happened to see it on the New Arrivals shelf at the library so I checked it out for her. I figured, well, since it’s in the house, why not read it?
Spoiler: it’s freaking hilarious.
The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 32:
I'm glad I didn't know better than to like math and science and fantasy and video games because my life would be WAY different without that stuff.
In Retrospect: Lock In
This is my first Scalzi novel; however, I have followed the author online for some time, reading both his blog and following his Twitter feed, so I am well aware of his public views.
I enjoyed Scalzi’s combination of the physical world & the digital world.
His characters are mostly believable and his technology isn’t that far-fetched.
The story itself is well thought out with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing “whodunnit” up to the reveal.
I had suspicions of one particular character, and they were right . . . kind of.
However, in a story peopled with characters of diversity, I found it disappointing that there was no sympathetic conservative character. Again, I am acquainted with the author’s public views, so it did not come as a surprise, but disappointing, nevertheless.
There were also times I had the feeling of deus ex machina when a plot point hinged on the character literally being the only person in the world who could accomplish a given action.
Overall, though, the story is enjoyable both as a technological thriller and a classic “whodunnit” – a fine read for a rainy day.