Alan Glynn nails youth
"They're nice guys, friendly, reliable. and a lot more savvy about all the tech stuff here than he is, but at the same time there's something about them that he doesn't get. It's a sort of dumb, uninquiring compliance..."I don't know how large this motif will loom in the book, and I'm not sure this passage is all that hard on youth. Glynn may simply be uttering the heresy, counterintuitive to lots of Americans, that youth are more. not less ready than older people to surrender to corporate control. (Put down your iPhone 5; I'm talking to you.) Still, it's not the sort of sentiment one is likely to encounter in everyday productions of the media-social media-industrial-advertising-entertainment complex.
It's early in the book, but Graveland has done nothing yet to dissuade me from a suspicion that Glynn may have more to say than any other crime novelist about the world in which I live.
© Peter Rozovsky 2013