Comments: 6
Portable Magic 8 years ago
Great review! I remember this book being repeatedly mentioned in the Books on the Nightstand recommendations, but I always hesitated to put it on my TBR. Sounds like I can leave this one off for good!
Hol 8 years ago
I was really liking the sound of this, up until the introduction of Kat. Think I'll give it a miss. Manic pixie dream girls drive me nuts!
Familiar Diversions 8 years ago
I seem to be one of the few people who didn't absolutely love it, so your mileage may vary. But yeah, all those earlier glowing reviews made me expect more than I got, and Kat, in particular, was handled in such a disappointing way.
Portable Magic 8 years ago
No, your review is in line with my concerns. The BOTNS podcasters are both Random House booksellers, and I suspect that they rarely ever thoroughly read any of their recommendations all the way through. Several of them, like the "Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen" that I just posted a review on, start strong and then disappoint toward the end. Not that I really blame them, because how on earth can anyone thoroughly read as many books as they must have to do and still have any personal life or even time to get their work done? Still, I've found some really pleasurable reads that I'd never have tried without the recommendation, so... win some, lose some.
Tannat 8 years ago
Hmm...this sounded interesting at first, but now I'm not so sure (because of Kat).
Opinions of Saturn 8 years ago
Yeah, Kat and the secret society killed the momentum to this book to a screeching halt.

I wish they'd done more with the "giving secrets to Google" plotline, as the collection and selling of private information by major corporations is an actual controversy that exists. It'd have been a much more poignant metaphor than "durr hurr, ebook v. physical books."