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Noise: A Novel

By Darin Bradley

Noise: A Novel

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Started reading:
2010-09-21 15:33:29
Finished reading:
2010-09-21 15:33:29

Review

Rating: 5

Less a Novel and more of an allegory, I think this book works best if taken in that fashion. Taken as a novel, it reads as some sort of combination of Brunner’s The Sheep Look Up or The Shockwave Rider mixed with Lord of the Flies. As a vehicle to explore the ways people behave when civilization is collapsing, it’s worth reading, though the narrative leans a little too heavily on that of the Israelites wandering in the wilderness. In fact, between the setting and Bible Belt background, it seems to lean on that while seeming to disavow that as its underpinnings. In fact, it seems like a pretty clever conceit to borrow narrative in this way, much like Prometheus stealing fire (which is also a motif through the book).

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