While it was a good book the outline was fairly deceptive. What I expected to be a book about Richard Forthrast and this virtual world he had created and a virus that was affecting the clients, that might delve into huge technological ideas, instead turned out to be the set-up for a very different story.
It was instead about someone else and a very spy/crime feeling drama instead of anything overly technical. The technical parts that did get discussed were so overly described that you would have to have not heard of the internet, and wanted to know specific intricate details that no one could be bothered with.
I say spy/crime feeling because I don't want to give away what actually occurs.
Other than that, all I can really warn you is the author spreads the story in around 6 different directions, will talk one part up until you're really interested and then swaps out to the dullest thread that hasn't received any attention. He then picks some small point about that thread, maybe what the person is wearing, and then discusses that ad nauseum until you're ready to fall asleep before picking up the drama around that thread again, building it to a critical point and then swapping away again.
The story was good, was entertaining, but didn't go where I'd hope it was going from the outline, and was packed with coincidences and convenient parts all over that drove me mad.
And I still have no idea how mountain cats climb ladders.
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