It’s brief enough to quote in full. It’s from Nick Harkaway from this longer “a year in reading” column over at The Millions:
John Scalzi’s Redshirts is a little bit of genius. It starts out as a very funny Star Trek in-joke and then crosses the rubicon to become a somewhat disturbing examination of that joke before diving into the dark and delivering a strange, bittersweet literary ending which isn’t so much a punchline as it is the moment when you realize you’ve been paying for your drinks all night with $100 bills instead of $10s but that at the bottom of your plate of peanuts there’s a diamond.
In other news, “Peanut Diamonds” is the name of my next band.
Nick is just one of many notables putting in a “a year in reading” list over at The Millions. You can link through to see them all here.