I read it much faster than i usually read. Holiday period might have helped, but staying up until 4am in front of my kindle must count for something.
The idea is extremely engaging, I want more - Europe has survived the current wave of continental idiocy and has continued unifying further and further, resisting as an important global player in a changing world. The world building is little more than sketched, but it is extremely interesting and potentially credible: i wont spoil anything, but the new world order is at the same time possible and incredible.
The thriller plot that connects the ideas is interesting and it keeps your attention and hunger for new discoveries high - unfortunately as it often happens, the conclusion is rushed in a few chapters, as if the author did not feel like waving his net a bit further anymore. The book is not long and 50 more pages would have hurt its readability.
The further theme of total control / who controls the controllers / where should integration end is also well developed and it makes you think, all the way to the (barely) open ending which adds further to the intellectual question about the limits of technology
Pity for the ‘love/lust’ relationship that is peppered around but never fully developed, with a virtually asexual workaholic protagonist suddenly turning human 3/4s in
Great book and I would definitely love to read more if a sequel were published in the same universe...Continua