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Book Note: Charles Stross, Glasshouse

I read this book about 19-Oct-2006. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2006. This note was last modified Sunday, 05-Nov-2006 20:17:31 PST.

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I asked for this for my birthday, and got it from Mris. I'm just started, but it's quite good so far, even if this is written in first-person present.

I just finished chapter 9. The evilness of the experiment is clearer and clearer.

I've got some big gripes, though. The contract doesn't specify a maximum time? And nobody noticed? They knew there was a minimum time, and they didn't notice no maxium? I don't believe it. And the fertility thing; it has to be explicitly listed, and nobody noticed? No. Also, why didn't Our Heroine wonder where her "friend" got the injector of aphrodisiac? That's not tech-appropriate, and doesn't match the sort of things she found in the drugstore later, and clearly surprised her, and she never thought about where it came from. Given the level of editing people have been through, these may be things I'm supposed to notice, and may be explained later. If not, though, big glitch I think.

And I've come to the end, and none of these things were ever dealt with. Sloppy!

The investigation of building a life in such a fluid universe is interesting; but rather scarred by all the oversights and glitches.

I wouldn't mark this as one of Charlie's best, I'm afraid.

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