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Doc Occupy Me Bats**t crazy SF involving an angel, international financial shenanigans, possession by a malevolent entity, international malfeasance by an oil company and a surprise pterosaur.There's no plot summary I could give that wouldn't spoil the hell out of this, and the basic setup just doesn't make much sense anyway. This book is a puzzle-box and at least half the fun in trying to work out how it all comes together, who all these people are and what they're trying to do. It's a very ambitious story and told with a very ambitious structure as well with the three narrators each being written in first, second and third person respectively.You've got to respect the difficulty level here. Pearl as an angel (and (view spoiler)[higher dimensional artificial sentient time-trawling librarian archive machine (hide spoiler)]) has a very difficult point of view to write and Dr. Kisi Sorle, the possessed African expatriat who has brought Pearl to our world, isn't any easier to write. However, the main flaw in the book is a failure to communicate everything going on while delivering much of an emotional connection to these characters. Pearl in particular is likable, but the constant reinforcement in the book that she's probably not even a person or fully sentient all makes it hard to appreciate her. Dr. Sorle is being possessed by himself (there's an explanation for this weirdness), and it can be difficult working out who is driving at any one point. The third narrator, Alison, a 60-year old Edinburgh veterinarian, is actually quite a relatable character, but I found her blithe acceptance of the craziness going on around her a little hard to swallow.If you like puzzles and out-there SF, this book may well be to your taste. I like both those things, but I felt the book a little bit too flawed for my taste.. Occupy Me go inside Kindle A woman with wings that exist in another dimension A man trapped in his own body by a killer A briefcase that is a door to hell A conspiracy that reaches beyond our world Breathtaking SF from a Clarke Award winning author.Tricia Sullivan has written an extraordinary, genre defining novel that begins with the mystery of a woman who barely knows herself and ends with a dA woman with wings that exist in another dimension A man trapped in his own body by a killer A briefcase that is a door to hell A conspiracy that reaches beyond our world Breathtaking SF from a Clarke Award winning author.Tricia Sullivan has written an extraordinary, genre defining novel that begins with the mystery of a woman who barely knows herself and ends with a discovery that transcends space and time On the way we follow our heroine as she attempts to track down a killer in the body of another man, and the man who has been taken over, his will trapped inside the mind of the being that has taken him over And at the centre of it all a briefcase that contains countless possible realities.Tricia Sullivan returns to the genre with a book that will define the conversation within the genre and will show what it is capable of for years to come This is the best book yet from a writer of exceedingly rare talent who is much loved in the genre world.. Tricia Sullivan born July 7, 1968 in New Jersey, U.S is a science fiction writer She has also written fantasy under the pseudonym Valery Leith.She moved to the United Kingdom in 1995 In 1999 she won the Arthur C Clarke Award for her novel Dreaming in Smoke Her novel Maul was also shortlisted for the same award in 2004.Sullivan has studied music and karate Her partner is the martial artist Steve Morris, with whom she has three children.. A viral Book Occupy Me This was a weird book. Part sci-fi, part mystery, and part thriller. The strangest thing of all was that it was the sci-fi elements of the story that let the story down! The premise was super intriguing. Pearl, an angel, with no memory of how or why she ended up on earth is trying to track down Dr. Kisi Sorle, the man responsible for stranding her on this planet in the first place. He stole something of hers. It looks like an ordinary briefcase, but is in fact a gateway to another dimension. Pearl needs it back if she is ever to make it home and learn the truth about her true nature. Dr. Kisi Sorle is a man with problems of his own. He is a prisoner in his own body, at the mercy of an unknown individual who can seize control of his body at will, and who will stop at nothing to see the completion of some unknown plan. It was definitely an interesting story. Tricia Sullivan also had a very engaging writing style which made this an easy and engaging read. We got three POV perspectives in the form of Pearl, Dr. Sorle, and near the end from Allison, a Scottish vet in her early 60s. All of the characters were fairly interesting, but it was Pearl who was the star of the show. She was an unusual character and not just because of her wings which exist half in another dimension! She was over 6 feet tall, with a muscular build, and appeared around 50 in age. She was also super easy to like and root for. The other weird thing is that Sullivan told this story from the first, third, and second person perspective. It was weird to have a second person perspective, but it just about worked. The major failing of this story was the sci-fi elements of the tale. They were just too abstract. Which made them quite confusing to follow at times. I was hoping they would be fleshed out and explained by the end, but that never really happened to my satisfaction. All in all I though this was an enjoyable read that suffered from a few flaws that held it back from being an excellent one.Rating: 3.5 stars.Audio Note: Penelope Rawlins narrated the female characters and gave a fantastic performance. Dugald Bruce-Lockhart narrated the male POV and gave a decent performance as well.