Not that there weren’t thoughts and line I didn’t enjoy. One of many favorites: “If you want to be an assassin, you must decline all challenges. Showing off is not your job.” I did enjoy the last eighth of the book: Jael, the augmented assassin from the far future, her computerized home, and her boy-toy, Davy. Not only was it interesting and surreal, but I’m pretty sure Jael (Sweet Alice) might be the original Competent Woman, and the basis for the Steppin’ Razors in Neuromancer. Oh, and Russ taught at Clarion.
Once again. The chorus: ranting alone does not a story make.