Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I would not consider myself a science fiction person. I don't seek it out. I don't watch shows with aliens or space travel, for the most part. I usually get lost in unpronounceable names or lose interest in the world building. But this book, the sequel to Adaptation, is just my speed. It picks up exactly where Adaptation leaves off. All the questions the main characters, Reese and David, want answers to are eventually answered in this book. But the ride is a whole lot of fun. You have no idea who to believe, who is dangerous, who has hidden agendas (basically everyone), and who are the "good guys."
I didn't want to put it down. My kids and their penchant for refusing to take naps made me stop but otherwise I would have blown through this book in one sitting. There are questions raised about sex, sexuality, gender, race, and a host of other things that sometimes can be best illuminated in a world that isn't exactly the one we live in. Traits and characteristics can be exaggerated or exploited in sci fi to make a point. This book isn't one where it's all about making a point, I didn't feel hit over the head. But there is plenty to think about along with the fun ride. Well worth picking up and setting aside some hours. I doubt you'll want to put it down either.