Vintage science fiction, which means the plot is more idea driven than character driven. Which I don't mind, in small doses. The idea of this book, language as tool to program the mind, is interesting. Reminded me a bit of Snow Crash. I would be curious to see what authors like Catherine Asaro or Dan Simmons or the Snowcrash author Neal Stephenson would do with this story.
So after reading Stardust and then this one in a row, I need me something more emo to read now.