Monday, August 11, 2008

The Raw Shark Texts Steven Hall

This first novel appeared to be some version of experimental fiction. I kept a firm hand on the “Rule of 50,” and now I am activating the rule.

At first, this seemed like an interesting premise, but it quickly disintegrated into the ravings of a psychotic goof ball. Think of Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now, only add steroids, acid, primo hydro hemp, crack, and speed. I did not care in the least about this character or what was happening to him. ½ a star.

--Chiron, 8/11/08

1 comment:

Bibliolatrist said...

Oh no! I've been trying to read this one for awhile now myself - we were tackling it at the same time!

I had a copy out of the library for weeks and weeks, and I couldn't renew it any more, so I just yesterday purchased it. I had a discount coupon, so all isn't lost, but I'm starting to regret the decision. I think I made it to page 100 before turning in the library copy.

I'll let you know if I fare better.