Fairly well-written, fast-paced tale that was ruined for me by the ridiculous premise. There were so many things about this world that I just couldn't swallow. Clappers, muscle memory, storking -- all just stupid. Perhaps if this were much further into the future or some other civilization altogether, maybe I could have suspended disbelief enough to enjoy the story. This book is supposed to take place in the near future (a few decades?), but I could detect no difference between our present and the one in the book other than these ill-conceived laws and (mostly impossible, at least in the near future) medical technology. There was one mention of an iPod in an antique store, but that was it.
Ugh, this book.