The world of next week is overflowing with ubiquitous computing, where an idea scribbled onto one's comm can revolutionise an industry. But in a world without boundaries, nothing can be taken for granted -- not happiness, not money, and, most certainly, not love.
This novel is essential in many ways. It is undoubtedly one of the best-written, most well respected novels of the 20th century (No. 6 on the list that was a compilation of all the other lists) and is, therefore, essential to your understanding of 20th century fiction.