Daniel Suarez's Daemon attempts to be relevant to our changing technological landscape, but he does so by pushing over the top with techno babble that often feels out of place within the confines of his world. Misogynistic undertones plagued the book, which makes me wonder if Daniel Suarez spends the majority of his time on 4chan.
The first book I couldn't finish in a long time.
Great and mind blowing sci-fi and technology concepts, but characters were a little too "cliche-macho-action-movie" for me.
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This book is a well written unique story without the formulaic plot usually seen in this genre - it's fast moving and well read. I will be continuing with the series and expect to be reading/listening to this again. The book deals heavily with technology and the future of mankind. If your looking for an exciting quasi Sci-Fi/fantasy/ mildly dystopic book - this is a good read for you.
First let me stay, I don't normally read/listen to this genre and I only picked it up due to the number of positive reviews. I must say I am glad I did as it was a fantastic ride.
This book puts a little bit of what-if scenario if a virus (Daemon) that takes over the world by using the data against the organisation.
The book appears to be a commentary on the social structure of the world and how corporations are protected at all costs at the consequence of people suffering. It is a good concept and not one I've seen too much before.
As for the narrator.. Gurner is probably one of the better narrators I've actually heard and one I will look out for in the future.
Also China Miéville, Peter Hamilton, good space-opera, No Zombies, Apocalypses, Women who sigh and go weak at the knees when seeing a man!
So many positive reviews for this title that I am almost sorry to disagree, but I do disagree. I found the book repetitive, overlong, and the ending disappointing. I also fail to see how this makes the science fiction cut. I'd give it a sort-of Sci-Fi at the most generous and thats because of the quality of the VR. I do agree that the narrator was very good. However the best that can be said of the book is that here is an author who obviously sees the dangers in a poorly educated Democratic society in which the government has allowed too many responsibilities to become privatized, and in which said society is service based, (note Sobel's use of the identical hamburger joint's analogy,) and yet technology is the glue holding society together and creating a new wealthy class. I'm not spoiling anything here, that's a vague overview. I do find it highly amusing that some of the same people who love Ayn Rand loved this book. Perhaps they'll get it?
This Book is by far the greatest book I have ever read. It is amazing. By red I mean listened. Please understand this is the greatest technological book about the world ever written this is all you need to know if you don't listen to this book Soble will get you
Even though the idea itself is not new but the spin that Daniel put on it, the beginning of the story, unfolding, and development is AMAZING.
His Influx is probably the first that comes to mind
Rebirth of sergeant Seaback
Both mostly crying....
Enjoy the book
I often hear that cyberpunk is dead. Hell, I've been hearing that for almost 20 years. I say it is not dead, but it has evolved. Today's cyberpunk is far less speculative and more grounded in what really is possible.
Suarez's books (Daemon, Freedom, & Kill Decision) are great examples of this new age of cyberpunk.