Armada

Adel Gabot

8:24AM

Just got a copy of Ernest Cline’s new book Armada (literally the newest—it’s just out this week), for my Kindle Paperwhite yesterday. Been devouring it since, and I’m about halfway through now.

It’s the story of Zack Lightman, a high school senior who’s comfortably enmeshed in geekdom like his late father was, and who encounters… uh, shall we say, interesting things in that field as the story unfolds. The novel’s fairly dripping with pop culture references throughout. much like Cline’s other novel Ready Player One.

As usual, I’m eating it all up, as I’m from the same vague generation as well, and all the references make sense to me. It’s like Cline’s tapping the veins in my mind for all the ore he can possibly unearth, the way he did with RPO. Which is just fine with me.

I’m obviously not going to spoil things for other readers this early in the book’s cycle, so I won’t divulge anything for now, but suffice it to say it’s another doozy of a ride.

Review to come in the near future!


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