Jack Glass

Adam Roberts
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Jack Glass: The Story of a Murderer


Jack Glass was an extremely fun mystery science fiction story, set in a surprisingly depressing future scenario for the solar system. I really enjoyed trying to work out the details of each of the three 'murder mystery' situations before the answers were revealed, though I was not 100% successful. The main story involved the social effects of the rumor of the possibility of faster-than-light travel, in a society governed by politics and profit, where the vast majority of people live in extreme poverty. The distinctive, enthusiastic narrative voice, especially in the second section, helped to give a lively feeling to the story, despite the grim setting. Overall, Jack Glass was an entertaining novel, and I plan to read more of Roberts's novels in the future.

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