Here is the propulsive, shockingly plausible sequel to New York Times best seller Daemon.
In one of the most buzzed-about debuts of 2009, Daniel Suarez introduced a terrifying vision of a new world order, controlled by the Daemon, an insidious computer program unleashed by a hi-tech wunderkind, Daemon captured the attention of the tech community, became a New York Times and Indie best seller, and left readers hungry for more. Well, more is here, and it's even more gripping than its predecessor.
In the opening chapters of Freedom, the Daemon is firmly in control, using an expanded network of real-world, dispossessed darknet operatives to tear apart civilization and rebuild it anew. Soon civil war breaks out in the American Midwest, in a brutal wave of violence that becomes known as the Corn Rebellion. Former detective Pete Sebeck, now the Daemon's most powerful - though reluctant - operative, must lead a small band of enlightened humans toward a populist movement designed to protect the new world order. But the private armies of global business are preparing to crush the Daemon once and for all.
In a world of conflicted loyalties, rapidly diminishing human power, and the possibility that anyone can be a spy, what's at stake is nothing less than human freedom's last hope to survive the technology revolution.
©2010 Penguin; ©2010 Daniel Suarez
I drive quite a bit for my job and really enjoy audio books. As for this book, Love the book , love the writter, love the narator, Loved it. The only thing that I did not like about this audio.... is that it came to an end.
in concept this story is amazing, but his writing feels a little underdeveloped. Like his story telling is clunky as some would say. Both this and Daemon were at times delightful and a chore to get through. As well as some story elements that had great build ups but ultimately proved unimportant. he introduces random characters, provides a back story, gives them a small story arch then seems to close it up with them providing cameos into the main plot. it sounds exciting but it just doesn't work and ends up being uneventful. all that aside, the story itself is great. I loved that he tried hard to make it feel real. and it does, you almost wish this actually happened. so I recommend it for the young at heart and the dreamer, enjoy.
i couldn't put it down, so well crafted and a delightfully perfect balance of tech-action ratio so realistic its a little scary and then funny and then, DANG he just did what?!?!?!
I really enjoyed this book. The performance was great and the concept was original and interesting. I recommend it for other sci-fi/tech enthusiasts.
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If you're a hard working, middle class family who's fed up with an American government ran by big, heartless corporations then this book and the one before it will give you hope.
Also, it's a great story! Lots of fun.
"I'm undermining civilization. Ask me how."
Great finish to the Daemon story. I love the mix of technology and characters. Looking forward to more from this author.
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