All the mystery of the first novel, plus office politics. I envy VanderMeer's writing style. He provides enough detail to give his worlds vibrant life, but does it in a way that's also ruthlessly efficient. There's an element of poetry to his prose, where every word is given weight and delivered for maximum impact.
Authority's main character, Control, is a man who's been playing the subterfuge game for a long time, and who's experienced enough failures to make him cautious in some regards and reckless in others. VanderMeer seemed to revel in Control's inner thoughts, with every statement and movement made by other characters subject to Control's analysis.
Looking forward to Acceptance.
Published Dec. 26, 2014