I am a friend of the author and part time book snob.
Before I picked this up, I was worried. I didn't want to have to tell my friend his book was crap. Within a few pages, I knew I had nothing to fear.
The near future he creates is equal parts unsettling and familiar. He deals with dark themes lightly. Throughout the story I flipped back and forth between daunted, desperate and amused. Most of all I sympathised with Sebastian. He is an authentic, compromised and confused young man failing to find peace of mind in a chaos of infinite information.
This is a frank and entertaining speculation on the serious and absurd consequences of the technologies we have adopted so hungrily in the last decade. I hope the next decade doesn't see us closer to the world of a rational man.
I'm relieved to be able to recommend it.