Titus isn’t a particularly likable character, and judging by how few times his name is mentioned throughout the novel, he is not meant to be. Anderson’s use of slang works well to create a future that is frighteningly similar to our own world and condemning of society’s reliance on consumerism. Like Titus, this story is uncomfortable and somewhat frustrating, yet strangely compelling and foreboding in its descriptions of a dead Earth and dying humanity too preoccupied to care.
Cover Comments: I like how this cover hasn't changed all that much since the book was released. It's memorable and fitting for the story.
Book purchased at my indie.