Picks and Pans Review: One of Us

UPDATED 09/07/1998 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/07/1998 at 01:00 AM EDT

by Michael Marshall Smith

Beach book of the week

Talk about bad dreams. In the early 21st century, Hap Thompson is a demimonde type who scratches out a living by having people's dreams for them—via a futuristic transmitting machine. But when a mysterious woman transfers to him her memory of a murder, Hap is caught in a night-mare of his own. Along with the thrills, author Smith, whose Spares drew attention last year, provides entertaining touches about what awaits us after the millennium: Household appliances walk and talk, angels carry guns, and God is a harried executive with marginal powers. A reader could hardly pray for a more amusing adrenaline rush. (Bantam, $23.95)

Bottom Line: Sci-fi caper with a temporal twist

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