on March 30, 2013 :
A compelling vision of a people’s revolution in a dark, profits-over-people hyper-recession powered by automation. Proxy is a novel that hits close to home, making the reader wonder just how far off a future like this could really be– tomorrow, perhaps?
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Dec. 5, 2012 :
I think this book would work very well as a screenplay, there's lots of action, things blowing up, people and robots getting sliced and stabbed, without character development getting in the way. I'm not sure if there was supposed to be a deep message to this book.
I viewed it as an Action/Adventure equivalent of a Bodice Ripper, and there are great numbers of people who like their books that way. Not every book has to be Dostoyevsky, and this world would be very dreary if they were.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
on Dec. 4, 2012 :
The author describes a future world with a robotic labor force, reflected in his staccato, detached narration. Told in present tense, I found the inserted parenthetical stage directions scattered throughout the novel more distracting than enlightening. The writing lacked depth of emotion and relied heavily on technology, probably a great fit for electronic game-players among us.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)