This delirious short novel, which in places could easily have been written by the late, great John Sladek, ambitiously sets out to satirize everything. I must in all honesty warn that it only partially succeeds, though it does manage to hit targets as diverse as conspiracy theories, shlock erotica, the military-industrial complex, significance testing in academic papers, clowns, DARPA, novelty foods, social networks, the startup culture, sleeping with your boss and Karen Brissette's cleavage
. Oh, and there are some references to chess too. But it's definitely not everything.