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This is actually "Book 1" of a 5 part omnibus
Don't know if I should/will continue!
It is not that it is a bad read ... it is more that it is over-hyped to the extreme. For me this lead to dissatisfaction and a sense of is-that-all-there-is?
And I don't mean the brevity of the read. It is a short story and is well executed. But ground breaking, mind-blowing sci-fi .... I don't think so. My goodness, Philip K Dick would rate off the screen with online rating. I am trying hard not to think that the ratings and reviews are the work of trolls. I am trying hard not to think they are disingenuous. Buuuuuuut ... I am not succeeding.
It is a clever story of a dystopian future but not in the realms of Margaret Atwood or Cormac McCarthy (just as a "for instance" because there are many others) when it comes to style and depth (they are worthy of the 5 star ratings!)
But I will continue. I don't mind the episodic approach and think I will choose to read it that way, inserting a new episode into my reading at intervals rather than read the omnibus as one.