The Human Division #12: The Gentle Art Of Cracking Heads

United States Diplomat Danielle Lowen was there when one of her fellow diplomats committed an unthinkable act, which had consequences for the entire planet. Now she’s trying to figure out how it happened before it can happen again. Putting the puzzle pieces together could solve the mystery—or it could threaten her own life.

Episode 12 (of 13) of this serialised novel is staying on the action after a welcome return to it, a couple of episodes ago. On the other hand, it‘s also continuing the trend of leaving the reader with questions. Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying all the intrigue – but at this stage I can’t help wondering how exactly Scalzi plans to resolve it – if he even does. The man himself declared recently on Twitter that The Human Division is and always has been “an experiment”. An experiment in what, I do not know, but I’m starting to suspect it’s an experiment in driving readers to an intrigue-smothered crazy place.

In a good way. Sort of.


[Some medicated time later] Okay, better now. But seriously. Dude. WHAT.

… Is it Tuesday yet?  

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