After hearing that this is a great book for readers who liked Ready Player One I jumped. But sadly it didn't live up to the hype. I pushed to the end but I should have probably bailed earlier on
Not a bad day for a new book ☀️
At first I was really digging this book. The world is cool, there are tons of interesting science details, and the narrator's voice was entertaining. As the novel gets further into the plot, however, the story seemed like it couldn't make up its mind on where to go and so it zigzagged all over the place and was just generally confusing. I was sort of disappointed by the action of the plot overall.
Heads up to anyone who picked this up in the Audible Daily Deal a few days ago...
I was enjoying the narrator but was feeling a little lost so I pulled it up on Google Books to read the first few pages only to find that THE NARRATOR WASN‘T READING THE FOOTNOTES. This is probably not a deal-breaker to some but it bugged me.
I will definitely be reading this book about a teleporter accident gone wrong in the near future though.
And the question of the weekend - and potentially ready to be furloughed for some days - what (physical) book should I read next? 💁♀️
Morrigan‘s vote is for Kafka, since the cat could be her cousin. 😸
Solid hard sci-fi thriller, a little heavier on the science than I usually prefer, but I enjoyed. Pacing and plotting were good and the elements of snark and sarcasm were fun. Think Dark Matter with nods to '80's music thrown in.
Kindly sent to me by publishers.
A short story collection "Madame Zero" by Sarah Hall (magical realism) and "The Punch Escrow" by Tal Klein (sci-fi thriller)
Thank you. Can't wait to read these ones.
#arc #beautifulcovers #harpercollins #inkshares #geekandsundry #customhouse #shortstories
The Punch Escrow is a fun exercise in the possibilities and dangers of future tech. With a virtual army of spies, mad scientists, and religious fanatics, the story is fast-paced and exciting. There's nothing heavy here, not even philosophical questions. Narrated by a smartass hero, the story never indulges in too much moralizing about the inherent dangers of unfettered technological development