Robinson's dialogue here seems better than it has in my last few ventures into his works. But the weirdness indeed pops up still on occasion. Like the woman who first notices GL helping in the train wreckage. That was cringe-worthy.
Everything else about this book though is completely top-notch, and I'm still very impressed with how this has become one of my most anticipated titles each month where when it was first announced, I was irritated that it was even going to be made.