The descriptions of the technology involved are solid, if somewhat simplistic, but at times it feels forced. The drama and thriller aspects are a bit thin. The beureaucrats, politicians and law enforcement feel like paper characters at times. Suarez does not, however, become too cliche and the story does feel like it has some life to it. I would have preferred a "slightly" more possible scope for the daemon, or perhaps more expansive explanation of the "how" this gigantic intelligence was created, but overall the book was above average.
if you work in information technology, you may find this akin to some of the absurdities that Hollywood produces regarding technology. However, everything described in the book is technically possible and makes for a great story.
Started off a little shaky for me but the reader has great technique with character switching. Really enjoyed the story and im looking forward to seeing what else the author has to offer
Great execution. Enthralling and the reader was very good as well.
Good introduction to this unfamiliar to me writer. Twists and turns I was not expecting.
A great listen! A bit of a lull just before the middle, but I'm so happy I went back to finish it. The ideas and technology are straight from the tech news headlines and put together in a creative and believable way.
This was an interesting read. The ideas expressed kept me intrigued. I'm not sure where it is going but feel like it is a great start to a series. My only problems with it are: 1) there are a lot of characters to keep with and 2) there doesn't seem to be a clear protagonist or villian. I guess this could be classified as man versus machine story, but instead of one man, it is many and the machine is made up of humans as well. Going to try the next book and see if it lives up to expectations!
Yup, already to #2
Yes, it was something new, with a twist
They were all believably different
"It's not just a game....anymore"
I was totallly into it. I can see why some people might have a hard time following it if you've never played any online games, or PC video games. I was as immersed in the story as some of the characters were in their games. Great thing is, it was a totally plausible.
Very good book, good story, solid technology background. I'm a developer and I enjoyed recognizing possible application of different technology.
The narrator is a bit monotonous, not at the level of a Will Wheaton, but still better than most.
Looking forward to read/listen to the second book :)