So, I’ve accepted a challenge from one of my writing group friends, to post seven books that I love – one book per day with no explanation or review. I posted my first choice on Facebook today but it seemed a bit churlish not to explain why I like it so much. So I thought I’d share it with more detail here.
Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla …
… was a revelation to me when I first read it. In terms of grand literary themes it’s not big and it’s not clever. It’s basically about this lonely guy who for one reason or another (I won’t give away the plot) gets lost in his own world but the writing is so light and funny that you end up getting lost in that world too such that, when the twist comes it’s a real shocker because you really didn’t see it coming.
So basically it’s a funny, clever, contemporary book about old fashioned emotions and how not to deal with them.
Read it. You’ll love it.