Apr. 8th, 2009

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Title: Solitaire
Author: Kelley Eskridge
Published: New York: Eos, 2002
Rating: 4 of 5
Page Count: 353
Total Page Count: 71,537
Text Number: 209
Read For: personal enjoyment, checked out from the library
Short review: Her whole life, Ren "Jackal" Segura has been trained by Ko, the world's first corporate nation state, to be part of an elite group which will take on powerful positions with the world government. But when she is embroiled in legal trouble, the corporation abandons her to an eight-year sentence in virtual reality solitary confinement. The book's futuristic settings are realistic, the characters are intelligent and vibrant, and Eskridge writes an engrossing story. Unfortunately, the book falters with a too-quick conclusion that leaves themes unrealized. Nonetheless this is a unique and compelling read, and I recommend it.

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Review posted here on Amazon.

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