[An Early Reviewer copy from LibraryThing. Thanks LT!]
Never trust Amazon reviewers. They rated this book so highly (almost as high as Harry Potter Book whatever and Alice Munro's short story collections), I figured I was in for a treat. Pulp, but well-written pulp, and with a nice story and plot to boot.
I'd like to burn this book. And burn every copy of it I can lay my hands on. Which is saying a lot, coming from a librarian. This is the worst kind of schlocky, pseudo-sci-fi, pander-to-middle-America writing. You name it, it has it-- the assumption that you, the reader, are of the Judeo-Christian ilk, gratuitous sex scenes (every one of the 6 of them), redundant yet incoherent descriptive passages, and the protagonist is the only one with any character development. Everyone else gets short, short shrift. (Who needs it? They're only there for the sex.)
There is one good line in this book. One. If you've been unfortunate enough to read it, comment and we'll see if we agree.