I just finished reading "Broadcast," the debut novel from our very own Degolas. I really enjoyed that book. The theme hit very close to home for me. See, it takes place in a dystopian future where music is outlawed and the possession and distribution of music is a crime punishable by death. Since I live, breathe, eat, and sleep music deafness is a fate worse than death for me. The atmosphere in the book was very gritty and I felt really grimy most of the time, like I really was part of an unsafe, unpopular, unflattering, but necessary underground rebellion. Some of the action scenes were a bit hard to follow since they were chaotic and disorienting to read, but I think that was the point. The narrator speaking in a colloquial dialect was immersive too.
The only glaring issue I had with the book was that the Kindle format had a different font for the second half of the book (for no reason I could think of) and sometimes there were random blank pages here and there. But that's more a fault of the format than the work itself.
It was worth the 6 bucks I paid for it.
Now, back to Dance With Dragons. I needed a break from that series and I'm back in with gusto.