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Brooks is a personal hero of mine, and it's exciting to see him expand not only into writing fiction, but *serious* fiction, outside his expected wheelhouse. While there are some ties to his previous work-- his sober vision of future America is as fully realized as his speculative celestial waystation in DEFENDING YOUR LIFE-- and some flashes of Brooksian wit (one character, the man responsible for curing cancer, frets neurotically about what he can do for an encore), the tone is mostly alarmist. Brooks' prose style is regrettably workmanlike, but his conceit of a country without the resources to recover from a catastrophe (in this case, "the big one" in California) is resonant.