And To Close the Evening, This May Be My Favorite Redshirts Review Yet
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.