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Dystopia (or ....)
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2020
I like this....and Lethem, who keeps getting close to sci fi before returning to Henry James' definition of the novel. Some action but more character development...some dystopia but it really seems a pretty much OK not so terrible dystopia...a warm bath rather than anything nasty brutish and short. Perhaps more than straight story this is a meditation on the act of storytelling....or the intrusion of alien culture.
Not Lethems first venture into Sci-Fi (e.g. As She Climbed across the Table) and his approach is thoughtful...idea driven. What if the power stopped...and an outsider (an old partner) entered a peaceable community.
It's a quick read....a weekend will do it. Worth the time.