Roadside Picnic--Boris Strugatsky/Arkady Strugatsky
DUDE, ARE YOU ME?
Started Driven last night.
Well this is awkward.
Yes, I am you.
I didn't think we'd ever run into each other.
So far I think drive was better. Major theme in driven seems to be 'shit happens and there is no reason,' which is okay, but I'm 30some percent through and the only encounters with the people after him are still just typical rent-a-thugs. Leaves the reader 'looking for coherence.' Which I guess is the point, but it could be trimmed. 30 percent of the way through and it's just encounters with rent-a-thugs peppered with unnecessary conversations with background characters. Hoping it picks up.