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Sewer, Gas & Electric

Copyright 1997 by Matt Ruff

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one SOJALS point one SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point    Good (2/5)

I first read this in 1999 and most recently in September 2001.

Harry Gant is businessman intent on taking every good ideas as far as it can be dragged, kicking and screaming, to its extreme. He's now building the world's tallest building.

His ex-wife is working in the sewers under New York city and having a remarkably tough time with the subterranean fauna.

Philo Dufresne, eco-terrorist, pilots an enormous submarine around the world, easily evading the clutches of the world's law-enforcement agencies.

Kite is one hundred and eighty years old, an ex-soldier and still fighting.

An unusual and entertaining read. In the style of Pynchon, Ruff manages a tour-de-force romp through a future America.

Loaded on the 10th December 2001.
Cover of Sewer, Gas & Electric
Cover by Elaine A. Cardella and Don Puckey