The satirical writing is very clever, and in my view not cynical, in that it is probably not far from how things actually will be, in 2028. However, I saw many of the human subjects in the book as very little more than caricatures, i.e. they don't come across as real or complete people. The author 'gets' the humdrum and falseness of politics, and this is reflected in the general tone. It perhaps partly explains why I didn't find the book to be exciting. I am certainly not saying 'don't read this book', as opposed, perhaps, to 'don't expect too much of this book'.
Henry the Horse