“Anyone who has ever tried to share pizza with roommates knows that Communism cannot ever work. If Lenin and Marx had just shared an apartment, perhaps a hundred million lives might have been spared and put to productive use making sneakers and office furniture.”
― Daniel Suarez, Daemon
Daemon is not a great two-book set. It was mildly amusing, if slightly derivative, at this point. However, the quotation above made it all worthwhile!
Sharp-eyed readers, you know who you are, will notice that there are eight pieces of pizza and so Lenin and Marx should have just taken four each. That’s not the way things work, of course, but if you add Mao into the roommate mix, then eight pieces across the three of them becomes even more difficult.