The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
Science fiction, fantasy
[I can't speak to coauthor Nicole Galland's contribution; I don't happen to have read any of her books.]
Okay . . . see . . . Neal Stephenson writes these books that are . . . it's kind of hard to explain, but it's . . . well, the ideas are always . . .
Let's start again.
Did you ever want to read a book in which, for perfectly logical reasons, there is a beautifully-done alliterative poetry Norse Saga entitled "The Lay of Walmart"?
So, yes, it's deadpan funny. Other Stephenson touches:
- multiple points of view
- multiple timelines
- sarcastic takes on bureaucracy
- historical exegetics
- not maybe the strongest ending in the world