10 hrs and 23 mins
Sci-fi and satire collide with hilarious consequences.
Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
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Croshaw is a master of absurdist satire. The mix of the futuristic setting with the mundanity of a space pilot being rendered obsolete by technology is the perfect basis for darkly comic gold.
The plot is the weak point of this particular book. Plot isn't always important in humour (I'm thinking of Nick Hornby's How to be good which I loved despite it being fairly aimless). However, I just didn't warm to this. Still went on to read the next one though.