11 Following

Chance's Take on Books

I'm a novelist who loves to read and discuss all things word-bound.

Currently reading

Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style
Virginia Tufte
The Chicago Manual of Style
John Grossman, Margaret D. Mahan
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Steve Earle
MetaGame - Sam Landstrom I enjoyed this novel much more than expected, and a great deal more than Hunger Games. The premise here is plausible and the speculative elements are all too sound, especially given current technology and cyber-social trends. Metaphors reaches into humanity with a cool eye and exposes the heart.

As cerebral as all that sounds, the plot moves, action abounds, and the notion of true love is explored. What more could you want? Great novel, especially for a debut. Landstrom reminds me of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson -- satisfying and challenging reads, all.