- David (or Burroughs) gets surprisingly snarky in his narration, for instance early on when describing how he thinks religious Gadgeteer Genius Abner Perry will react to being threatened with death.
Now that he was about to die I felt positive that I should witness a perfect orgy of prayer...if one may allude with such a simile to so solemn an act.
- He does it again when they're chained up with a bunch of other humans and Hooja the Sly One starts making "thinly veiled advances" toward Dian the Beautiful.
Did I say thinly veiled? There is a race of men in New Zealand, or Australia, I have forgotten which, who indicate their preference for the lady of their affections by banging her over the head with a bludgeon. By comparison with this method Hooja's lovemaking might be called thinly veiled.