Sewer, Gas and Electric by Matt RuffPost a Comment. Book reviews. Okay, the rundown is as follows. This is a sprawling, crazy work about a great white shark, homicidal robots, eco terrorists, and overstuffed with insane twists and turns. The good is that there's a rich world full of colorful characters and a very "comic book" kind of feel to the overall proceedings that works in its favor.
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In the year , as a crew of steelworkers work on the construction of a new Tower of Babel, the brainchild of billionaire Harry Gant, Harry's ex-wife Joan Fine, assisted by a resurrected Ayn Rand, sets out to solve the murder of a Wall Street takeover mogul. A comic writer and Information Age social satirist of the first water, Matt Ruff has one of the most fertile imaginations you'll come across, and the confident chops to string the fruits of this inventive intelligence together. The story is set in a near-future Manhattan of mile-high skyscraper construction projects, eco-terrorism, man-eating mutant sewer-dwelling white sharks and even more dangerous corporations. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Aspect.
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As the world's wealthiest man, Harry Gant, erects a sky-high building, bizarre life forms wage a war in the city's ever-expanding sewer systems, led by Joan Fine, Gant's ex-wife, who is working incognito as a heroic commando. Read more Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item Very much in the absurdist tradition of Pynchon, Heller, Robbins, and Vonnegut. Ruff's second novel can only enhance his reputation as a fantasy writer with imagination to burn.
Advertisement In the year , billionaire Harry Gant likes to construct tall buildings. His latest is to rise over a mile high, in Brooklyn. The source of much of his wealth comes from the sales of the Gant Automatic Servant. One of these has apparently killed a Wall Street take-over artist who was investigating Gant Industries. Joan Fine, Harry's ex-wife, is hired to solve the murder -- though not by Harry.