My first day at the job coincided with the first day of the Haden Walkout, and I’m not going to lie, that was some awkward timing.
Lock In first and foremost a thriller and a crime story with a good and gripping plot. I had a hard time putting the book down so I could do other things. I was listening to it so I got a lot of tasks around the apartment done while listing. It is clover, witty and thrilling. I was completely consumed by it.
This is very much a book about identity politics and about ableism and body politics. The protagonist’s gender is never mentioned in the book and I didn’t even notice while listening to it. As far as I can tell the protagonist is asexual.
It is very much a book about perception of others and of privilege and intersectionality. While the protagonist is living with a chronic incurable disability (s)he also has very wealthy parents and is from a very privileged background. The politics around his disability is complicated enough to be real issues and they are explored within the novel.
I was consumed and fascinated by the book. Now a month later I want to read it again – something I very rarely do. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series.
Published: 2014 by Tor Books
Read: February 26 to March 01, 2015
Narrator: Wil Wheaton
Author: Male, white, USA
The protagonist: Gender not disclosed, police officer