Matthew Sobol was a legendary computer game designer - the architect behind half-a-dozen popular online games. His premature death depressed both gamers and his company's stock price. But Sobol's fans aren't the only ones to note his passing. When his obituary is posted online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events intended to unravel the fabric of our hyper-efficient, interconnected world. With Sobol's secrets buried along with him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed at every turn, it's up to an unlikely alliance to decipher his intricate plans and wrest the world from the grasp of a nameless, faceless enemy - or learn to live in a society in which we are no longer in control. . . .
Computer technology expert Daniel Suarez blends haunting high-tech realism with gripping suspense in an authentic, complex thriller in the tradition of Michael Crichton, Neal Stephenson, and William Gibson.
©2009 Daniel Suarez; (P)2009 Penguin Audio
"Suarez's riveting debut would be a perfect gift for a favorite computer geek or anyone who appreciates thrills, chills, and cyber suspense....A final twist that runs counter to expectations will leave readers anxiously awaiting the promised sequel." (Publishers Weekly)
He talked about it on so many shows I figured it was worth a shot. And boy, was it ... I would rank it right up there with Snow Crash and A Diamond Age.
Love my sci-fi and fantasy, but delve into Historical and Biographical.
I am in IT, so this hits home even more. I thought this was a very intricate and well thought out book and just very well narrated as well.
Not much I can say other than I neglected my usual podcasts for this gripping book in two days...even at home.
I absolutely reccommend this one.
I can't for the life of me figure out where all of these five star reviews came from. Boring, ridiculous plot that often veers into the realm of silly.
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This book is excellent!
I am on Chapter 27 listening right now.
You will not be able to put it down!
I am not sure how I feel about this one. I would only recommend this to tech heads and gamers. Some of the concepts are pretty neat and the narration is decent, but overall it is pretty average.
Very well read and holds your interest. About 3/4 of the way in it starts to get improbable and the end is a bit ridiculous. Obviously there will be another book to follow. You could do worse, I just wish it finished up as well as it started.
I agree with some of the other reviewers...the end is a bit of a let down. The story is a little far fetched, but not terrible.
I am not a prude and I am liberal, but when in an early chapter a date rape/movie at a club is described I just turned it off. Not just because of the subject, but so poorly written and juvenile. Won't waste my time on the rest. Mindless. Pathetic. Will delete.
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