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Title:Normal: A Novel
Authors:Warren Ellis (Author)
Info:FSG Originals (2016), 160 pages
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A good idea that doesn't totally pan out. Set in the not-too-distant future, our main characters are housed in a communal "funny farm" where they are treated to become functional at working, though not necessarily ever becoming "fit" for the outside world. There is a lot of talking and the characters are never explored enough to have any real feelings for either way. Divided into four parts, the book only takes on any excitement at the last section which had me turning the pages. Overall. it is a doom and gloom story of "Big Brother" is watching with topics of surveillance by both corporations and the government, and privacy (or lack thereof) issues. ( )
  ElizaJane | May 27, 2017 |
Enjoyed the ideas and writing. Would make a great part I of a full novel. Loved the dark humor and characters and foreboding undercurrent of modern tech surveillance. ( )
  wrevans | Apr 27, 2017 |
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
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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