"Is this science fiction or is it life as we know it now? Cormier plums the depths of humanity''s soul ruthlessly slicing and dicing what we hold to be vital truths until they are shredded into just so much flotsam and jetsam on the high seas of turmoil that is our melting planet. This leaves the reader questioning the essence of the individual in a world dominated by branding and corporate misfeasance. Cormier has discovered Dante''s Purgatorio. It is the world we live in. Welcome to his nightmare those who choose to confront the Stephen King like inner world called human being in the 21st century."