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Monday, February 2, 2009

REVIEW for Daemon


A huge thank you goes out to Amanda at Penguin - thanks to her I have discovered a wonderful new author!
TITLE: Daemon
AUTHOR: Daniel Suarez
GENRE: Techno Thriller
RATING: 4 Stars
I just discovered Daemon and author Daniel Suarez and I am hooked, hooked, hooked. From the look of the cover that promises us a high tech thriller to the very last sentence, author Suarez delivers a hard punch - no holds barred, wonderful technothriller that I could not put down once I started (which is quite a feat since this book is a little over 400 pages of thrill ride).
IT is everywhere today and the concept of computers taking over the world is not new (think Terminator) however, Suarez writes about this in an innovative way that gave me the creeps (but in a good way).
We find two of our characters Jon Ross and Peter Sebeck entangled the Internet world -one trying to solve a murder and the other trying to figure out how to solve a major virus issue at his company. This will all be linked to the legacy of a IT gamer who will trigger an IT world event. Suarez is a master (which is impressive considering this is his debut book) at entertwining all the storylines into one main one - making me wonder "how did he do that?". I am not a techo geek and I managed my way through this book quite well.
I am trying not to give too many details as it is alot more fun to read the story than to read my synopsis of it. Suarez manages to take a subject that could be extremely dry and boring and weaves a story that is completely believeable and quite scary. I kept thinking that Sarah Connor was going to walk into the storyline at any second.
This book has everything a "real" thriller needs and on top of all of that, the story is entirely plausible, in my opinion.
I suggest you give yourself lots of free time when you first start this book, as it will be very difficult to put down once you get into it.

5 comments:

Meljprincess said...

Tina,
I can't wait to read this book! I couldn't remember the author's name but now I can write it on my list. Thank you!

Mel K.

Kristie said...

Hmmm... this sounds good. I LOVE thrillers though I have yet to read a techno thriller. I will keep my eyes open.

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like one my whole family would like.

Polo.Pony said...

Thanks for the review! Congrats on finding an aewsome new author!

Cheryl said...

Oh this sounds like a book I would really enjoy. I will have to add it to my list to check out

 
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