Writing that is clever but not interesting

I read a few pages of The Thought Gang, but it felt tedious and somewhat arrogant. There are good reviews out there (mildly positive at the NY Times, for example), but I just couldn’t care either about the narrator’s voice, the protagonist, or the world that was being described. The word games were purely games, and there was not much of a hook to make me care about – well, anything in the author’s world.

I may come back to it later, particularly now that I’ve read the positive reviews. But for now there are other things I want to read.

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