Friday, April 08, 2016
Forget Tomorrow, by Pintip Dunn
There are lots of fascinating ideas like the "future memories" and some lovely mixing of realistic and science fiction settings, but I found the novel hard to track (and wildly implausible at several points). Much of the reason for this is because Dunn doesn't make much of an effort to tie all of her ideas together. There's plenty of action but it doesn't really lead to anything. And novel concepts - while often fascinating -- aren't actually explored or developed. One potential explanation is that this installment is merely intended as exposition (with the ideas returned to and developed later). But I still would have preferred a more organic connection of characters and milieus.