Receptor’s sole failing is that its plot can move a touch too quickly, rushing through relationships and romances in ways that limit their credibility. But Glynn’s dramatic instinct is maintained throughout ... Glynn unfailing obeys the rule of showing rather than telling, and does so with memorable elegance. Perhaps his chief accomplishment in Receptor is his ability to shift the language of his dialogue ... All told, for anybody who... wants a fast-paced thriller that still has time to question the morality of medical enhancement, Receptor would make an excellent choice.
Though Ned’s narrative can get a bit silly—he has a tendency to bump into 1950s celebrities while chemically boosted on MDT-48—the novel is mostly just fun. A light, entertaining sequel that expands on the original’s promising premise.