Some friends, yes. But those who really rely on my suggestions, I would not be able to do so. Any book offering Linda McKinney as a character in it...I will skip. Sometimes a character just gets under my skin as totally implausible, ineffective and unnecessary. Normally I can find my way around him/her. Not this time. On top of that I did not really care about any of the characters. Found myself rooting for her to get waxed. Like the character Bert in JA Konrath's 'The List' or Colony Executive Sevgi Eretkin in Richard K Morgan's 'Thirteen'...sometimes characters just stick in my craw...and finishing the book stops being an adventure and becomes a chore.
Cool subject matter. The narrator is spot on. Loved Daemon and Freedom. The author knows his craft as far as his ability to spin a yarn. Just that one character spoiled the experience for me. Found myself fast forwarding, something I consider a definitive no no.
And so it goes.
Pretty much. I kept going till I finished the book. The topic of drones is fascinating since they are now deployed over our not so friendly skies. The delivery of the subject matter has me thinking...and I like things that make me think...after I close the book cover.
The part about the ravens and why they have such huge brains. Delicious. I will be finding out all I can about ravens now. I like writers who can spark my imagination.
If the part of the Linda McKinney is rewritten...yes.
This is the BEST techno-action novel I've ever put my hands on. The author has the technical knowledge of Robert Sawyer, and the action-suspense grasp of Clancy. He merges cutting edge military action with high-tech bad guys, tosses in some science, and the delivers it up in a masterpiece of literary fiction. I'll definitely read his next books.This guy just made it on to my favorite-authors list!
Daniel Suarez is a very visual writer. He paints vivid pictures and adds jus the right amount of color. His characters are distinct and well developed. I like the twists and turns, transitions to new subjects and locals and introduction of characters. This is my first Suarez book and I'm looking forward to more.
I think I can now saw Daniel Suarez is my new favorite author. Great book, great plot, great pacing, great characters. One of these books will get made into a great movie or TV series an I can't wait. Oh, the orator is pretty great also.
What gets me in his other two part series is not the same in this one. the characters are what we follow, and after listening for the second time, I'm just not nearly as invested in these.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
It is common in the news to read about flying drones changing everything from package delivery to candid surveillance. What if we program them to think like swarming insects? That is the question asked by this book. The answer is, “Warfare whould be forever changed.” This is my fourth Daniel Suarez book. And every one is an innovative extrapolation of current technology couched in a political thriller story line. Kill Decision is another fine piece of entertainment, and it is one that will force us to think about the consequences of persuing automation without first pondering the consequences.
Jeff Gurner is, once again, wonderful. He paces his reading just right to keep the tension going through the many action scenes. His voices are varied and fit well with the characters in the novel.