But first, here’s what Shovel Ready is all about: Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, and before the city became a blown-out shell of its former self. Now he’s a hitman.
In a near-future New York City split between those who are wealthy enough to “tap in” to a sophisticated virtual reality, and those who are left to fend for themselves in the ravaged streets, Spademan chose the streets.
Now here’s Karen’s review:
Shovel Ready, Adam Sternbergh’s debut novel, is one heck of a good read. It grabs you from page one and never lets go. I really like his Spademan character even if he is a hitman. He is flawed, but he does have his redeeming qualities. Told mainly through a series of dialogues the book is a fairly quick read.
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It’s dystopian fiction that draws the reader’s thoughts to present day issues of religion, ethics and technology. If you’re not a fan of dystopian I think you’ll still enjoy this suspenseful novel. Mr. Sternbergh is at work on a second Spademan story which I’m very much looking forward to.
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