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Title:Normal: A Novel
Authors:Warren Ellis (Author)
Info:FSG Originals (2016), 160 pages
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The figure of "loonies in the funny farm" to criticize society is not new. Here it is updated to the modern times, talking about surveillance, privacy and corporations. I say "talking" and not "focusing" because the author grabs any chance to jump onto a rant about any topic fancying him.

Still, Ellis has a knack for the wisecrack and the tone is light and fun, making it an enjoyable reading. ( )
  ivan.frade | Jan 16, 2017 |
author has some thoughts to offer
but
his writing skills suggest he needs to cut back ln his meds. ( )
  howzzit | Dec 3, 2016 |
This book takes the famous quote from Nietzsche "And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you" and takes it in a different direction. One that is disturbing and will leave you pondering it for a long time. This book was originally published in a serialized form over four parts. I did not read it that way so do not know how well it worked. On the one hand I can see readers wanting to consume it all at once and it is short enough to easily read in a day. On the other hand reading it over time in four parts would force you to ponder each section for a longer time before moving on. I just know it was a very good read that got me thinking. ( )
  JJbooklvr | Aug 24, 2016 |
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