Vassa Island has been rigged with remote control cameras, a surveillance satellite system, and the most powerful television transmitter ever created. And that's not all. For a small fee, anyone with a computer can access any of the 638 cameras live, 24 hours a day, seven days a week - and vote as 12 carefully chosen contestants struggle with each other and the island. But only 15 minutes into the first live broadcast, the show's host and crew die a ghastly death. The shell-shocked contestants hear a voice echoing from hidden speakers: "I am Control, and this has just become the ultimate reality show."
Suddenly the voice is hurtling contestants through a maze of traps and macabre, individually designed puzzles. And when the worldwide audience votes one person off the island, it isn't just a loss... it's death.
With every day unveiling a new terror, and as one man from the outside races to crack the Vassa mystery, the only real way to win 24/7 is to find Control. And stop him. But Control has plans beyond the desert island, spinning a dark plot that could hold the entire world hostage in a grip of death.
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It keeps you on the edge of your seat. You're never really sure where the next twist will come from.
I think some of the plot with the pilot was a little over the top for my taste. I understand that sometimes greatness comes from the pressure of the moment but I felt like there was a little to much deus ex machina for me.
I have not had the pleasure of hearing him previously. I look forward to hearing him again in the future.
24/7 when reality goes wrong.
I for the most part enjoyed this book very much. I look forward to hearing more from this author.
I hate reality TV but love this book. While the story is ridiculous it does really explore the mind set of those that watch and participate in reality TV shows.
This book starts out O.K., I liked the concept and it had potential. But in the end, this book doesn't deliver. The characters are pretty bland and the island challenges are just too much to believe. And the "mysteries" were too much. For example: (not from the book) . . . ice is made out of water, water is wet, the soinso must be hidden in the island wetsuit factory! or some such BS. In the end, it is like listening to a 8 hour episode of Scooby Doo.
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