In the climactic confrontation, Milo saves the day with salt shakers that he’s converted into localized, short-interval time-reversal machines (of the Galaxy Quest Omega 13 variety). The six-year-old undoes the murder of his father, the novelist, who, given a second chance, gets the jump on his assailant, the reviewer’s mother, head of a giant conspiracy to lower American cultural standards. (I’m not kidding, that’s the actual plot.) Which leads me to the biggest drawback of the Kindle: at $299, you can’t really afford to hurl it into the Thames.
Note: This article was originally printed with the title, "Cache and Carry."
This article was originally published with the title Cache and Carry.