You know how we all thought Wall-E was pretty hamfisted with its environmental message, but the robots were so cute even though they never said ANYTHING except names and so we all liked the movie anyway?
This is like the American Consumerism version of Wall-E, but without the cute robot noises and the love story, but with several more helpings of heavy handedness.
It is told in this "future speak" a la Newspeak from 1984, but oh my god I was so sick of it after 50 pages. When I finished the book this morning I felt like brain cells had committed suicide.
1.5 stars, I guess.