Wherein I review:
111. A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World by Rachel Cantor
112. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
113. The Fold by Peter Clines
114. High-Rise by J.G. Ballard
115. Turbulence (Stone Barrington #46) by Stuart Woods
Sometimes your little brain needs to get fried. This was a combo platter of what the f–kery. I enjoyed Robin Sloan’s wonderous cult of personality, and Peter Clines’ Lost-esque pseudo-sequel to 14. Didn’t so much love High-Rise which felt like a nasty essay and Rachel Cantor felt like a Philip K. Dick novel turned into a laugh-track sitcom. And then there was reliable old Stone Barrington Mary-Sueing through the airplanes and dover sole and Bond banging in that goddamn Sealy Posturpedic.