I am a fan of futuristic fiction, and (my friend, full disclosure) Rita weaves a gripping plot through an very satisfying, and frighteningly realistic future world. Not quite distopian, perhaps because it is very close to our current trends, and definitely not utopian, it's a world that we probably don't want, and yet we are working toward every day. You will enjoy the cutting sense of humor and the thought provoking future we are likely to live in soon. In fact, the book (written before the superstorm Sandy) presages the devastating storm that hit NY and NJ in surprising detail. Perhaps the future Rita paints is coming faster than we think.