Well, I was seduced into getting this book by a Reason podcast interview with co-author Kat Rosenfield. Her collaborator: Stan Lee. Yes, that one. Before he died.
Kat seemed like a nice person, said some sensible things about cancel culture.
So I spent an Interlibrary Loan pick at the University Near Here, the it wended its way down from Bangor Public Library, and…
Well, it wasn't my cup of tea. I commit to reading library books all the way through, but instead of the "what comes next" elicited by even potboiler fiction, my recurring thoughts here were:
"Egads, this is stupid."
"Please make it stop."
"Why did they think this would be a good idea?"
It originally came out solely as an audiobook. Maybe it works better in that medium. But, a page at random (265): "The Inventor has warned him of what's to come: a global takeover that would bring the world as he knows it to an end, ushering in a new era like something out of a nightmare. A horde of networked humans marching through the streets, demanding cooperation — and forcing it one the ones who refuse."
But, hey, you might like it.