At parties, people no longer showed off their new gadgets, jewelry, or hairstyles, but prosthetic cochleas that improved the sense of balance, artificial muscles with augmented contraction characteristics, prosthetic limbs that obeyed mental directions, or updated firmware that enhanced sensory organs. ~ Chen Quifan, Waste Tide
“The more complicated a person’s strategy seemed, the less likely an opponent was to look for simple answers. If you could keep someone looking at your knight, you could take them with a pawn. Look past the details. Past the complications.” ~ Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Greenberg has a natural talent for crafting tidy packages of adventure, mystery, and sorrow that could stand easily on their own.
This ended up being another relatively good month of reading for us, though we’ve both fallen behind on writing reviews. Hopefully we’ll get back into that this month!
If you’ve seen the show, you won’t be able to help hearing the characters’ voices as you read, and the tone and style of every scene rings true.
“You’re here, supposedly, in a new land full of opportunity, but somehow have gotten trapped in a pretend version of the old country.” ~ Charles Yu