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4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Dr. Jin Tsay’s revelation entices the military with a potential to uncover and disarm any covert threats. The government that funded the engineer’s classified project orders Tsay’s death, so they can solely and secretly possess his alluring technological consummation: VEIL

Veil proves to be the purest, deepest form of espionage and anti-terrorism by endowing humankind with
Kindle Edition, 621 pages
Published August 11th 2012 (first published August 10th 2012)
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Sadie Forsythe
Nov 15, 2012 Sadie Forsythe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a2r-done
When the Widow Tsay decides to avenge the death of her husband the world will never be the same. In telling her story Aaron Overfield's Veil presents a convincing and frightening vision of social evolution.

The absolute best part of this book is the way people relate to one another. Emotions aren't just surface decoration, but are all encompassing. People love with their whole heart and hate just as strongly. They also contradictorily treat each other with complete irreverence. They call each ot
Harv Griffin
VEIL on the cover of my Kindle

I’ll be interested to check out what Aaron Overfield is writing in 3 or 5 years more time. When he matures as a novelist, he is going to be Dangerous!

I got 13% into VEIL, then stopped, realizing that I didn’t really like any of the characters, or the waiting for the science fiction, or the way the story was being told, or the unnecessary expletives. Oops. I’m forgetting the excessive Naughty Bits and Uck-Fay Wordplay I used near the end in A WALK IN THE RAIN. My bad.

The whole “Being John Malkovi
Aug 21, 2012 Natascha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
loved...loved it.
The best thing about this book is that it is completely different to any other book you've ever read. You don't have to be into Science fiction to enjoy it or to follow it, although the first few chapters tend to make you feel that the scientific explanation may be verbose. I found that the most fantastic design of this story is based around solid characters, each extremely different to each other and yet all completely intertwined to one another. The book draws you in through i
Brian Bigelow
Sep 25, 2012 Brian Bigelow rated it really liked it
It became a really intriguing story for me as I read along further. Glad I gave it a chance because right at first it wasn't my cup of tea. I'll applaud the author for taking what is a rather complex subject and making it understandable. A major portion of the story line involves creating the technology in order to read minds.

Really, Veil has a dense plot that I felt was well written. As I went along the harder it was to put down. I really like the retribution element to the whole story line, th
Kyle Conine
Aug 18, 2012 Kyle Conine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone wants another person to understand whats going on. We all want the same things... Feeling is the most powerful change in life you could possibly experience. Once you read that feeling then you can honestly understand how others feel! We all want to love laugh and feel! There's more feeling behind this book then the artist himself! I just want to thank u
Sep 13, 2012 Tara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved the book. I read it twice and the second time was magic. The book spans decades,and several characters, but you are invested in all of them. I can't wait to read book 2!!
Cassandra Hemesath
This has a dense well-written plot and dynamic characters. It's hard to write a review about this book because it is complex and it would take too long to summarize it. Instead I'll only offer my opinions.

The author can write wonderfully. There is a way with words that puts him on par with the masters. That being said, there is a little too much "telling" instead of "showing." His bio says this is his first book so I imagine that will improve with time. That being said as well, for a first novel
Jun 08, 2013 Dillan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indie
I'd like to give this book five stars but there were some errors I found through out it. I started giving indie books a chance because I enjoyed WOOL so much. This was the third or fourth indie book I read and after the quality of the other ones besides Wool I'm glad I ended up with Veil because it has such quality. It's a deep book in fact goes deeper than most and almost too deep for me at times. I had to read a couple parts again to make sure I understood what was being described. There are s ...more
Everly Reynolds
I shy away from doing reviews with plot outlines in them, mostly because I think they are unnecessary but also because I'm loathe to accidentally put in any spoilers. I feel the depth of this book warrants a more developed review than I might otherwise make.
This book is long, I'll just get that out of the way now. It's over 600 pages. I don't think it necessarily needs to be that long, with another round of editing, but I also don't think that it subtracts from the story in any way or makes it
Sep 14, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book through First Reads and am ecstatic that I did. Though the book is long and expands over a rather wide period of time, I feel it is well written and intriguing. The story is different from anything I have ever read, which is greatly appreciated. The one thing I disliked about this story (okay, two things) is that the explanations for Veil itself were rather tedious and boring, but perhaps that was the only way to explain it without saying "it attaches to your head and reads ...more
Skye Stevens
May 06, 2013 Skye Stevens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall I have to give the book 5 stars but if i rated the parts separately, my favorite would be the 2nd part, then the 3rd, and then the 1st part was probably my least favorite, mostly cause there was a lot of info dumps in it. I understand the need for them it just made it slower to read and harder to get through or stay interested in. But I loved the book and the story. Loved the characters. It's almost unlike any book ive read before. It's a very fresh read.
Idea was good, but just too wordy. Easy to lose interest in. Does the author have a gay fixation?
SweetCheeses And Coffee Dreams
STILL reading Veil, and honestly, I feel the book should have ended a LONG time ago. (Like directly after "Big thing" involving Ken and Suren and affecting Hunter in a huge way) It is just dragging on and on, but I can't just quit now. It's an interesting story, but he also really overplayed the concept of Veil. Veil has taken over the world and is used to pass laws, run a court system, and the United States Congress approves everything the makers bring to them because they are afraid the veil w ...more
Apr 30, 2013 M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer - I'm friends with a friend of the author and this book got suggested to me. Just wanted to put that out there first although there's no bias to my review because I don't know the author personally and did purchase a copy it wasn't given to me.
This falls outside my usual genre, which is True Crime. This isn't a book I would've probably read otherwise. The cover is interesting but it looks like what I guess I'd consider a chick-flick type book, so I doubt I would've ever picked it up.
Apr 17, 2013 Rich rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brilliant, badass
This book is great, hilarious most of the time. The most impressive part is the technology, makes you wonder why no one ever thought of it before. I thought this was well written and entertaining from beginning to end (seriously, you have to even read the copyright page and the last page). Liked the story and how it unfolded. Just enough detail and not too much altho the technology was explained a lot. But it's a sic-fi book so I expected some of it. It's hard to review this book because it's so ...more
Pat Lee
Jun 07, 2013 Pat Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: visionary
It's a rare author who can take a piece of philosophy, be it about physics, psychology or ethics, and wrap it into a fictional story that is engrossing and entertaining. If I were to dream of fiction by Michio Kaku, Steven Hawkins, and Richard Dawkins they would take the form of novelists such as Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, and this one by Aaron Overfield. To present such a beautiful understanding of the human psyche within such flawed, human characters is a task of rare form. This book grabbed my ...more
First of all, this book was free through the first-reads giveaway, so thanks! I think the idea for the book was interesting, and made a good story, but the story itself needed a bit of editing. There were unnecessary, repetitive portions that sort of slowed down my reading enjoyment. The author's strength seemed to be in description and explanation, but the characters needed a little more work. (though I was happy to see a variety of characters).
Jul 20, 2013 Tracy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great premise. Very dated due to current cultural references. I hope that the sequel has a more timeless quality to it.
Oct 19, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Thanks for the read.
Jan 01, 2014 Anya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sci-fi dystopias, like Veil by Aaron Overfield, are awesome for the thought experiments they play out and the possible futures they warn us of. Overfield dreams of a technology that allows humans to experience what it is like to be one another, what is is like to think like another person for a few hours or a lifetime. But Overfield doesn’t stop at “isn’t that a cool idea?” oh no, that would be a waste. Instead, Overfield shows us the true implications of such a technology, both the beautiful, h ...more
Kayla Williams
Nov 22, 2013 Kayla Williams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book a while ago through the first-reads giveaway and it has taken me a while to finish but I finally did! I entered the giveaway because the cover drew me in, honestly. I am a real sucker for amazing covers and I absolutely loved this one! Now, this isn't one of my usual picks in genre but I couldn't resist and I wasn't disappointed. It really was better than I expected but I did find that a few things started to really irk me. The characters were lacking and I like to be able t ...more
It was an interesting read.
Kinda slow moving for me at first, and I didn't like the way the characters talked, but the idea was interesting and thinking of how people have abilities/talents which might not be useful to others and might not be noticed by those possessing it. I'm sure many people thought of how awesome it would be if we could read minds, I think the novel will make you realize how we are better off without that. Everything is the way it is for a reason. The novel also shows how lo
Lizzy Lessard
Sep 10, 2012 Lizzy Lessard rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, mystery
This is the only book on my list that might get a second look. People who finish the book give it great reviews. People who don’t finish the book, give it horrible reviews. So it might be worth it. I don’t know.

The scenes are written very well, although wordy. My problem is that the pacing is excruciatingly slow. Something happens. It’s explained in 6 or 7 different POVs. Something else happens. It’s explained in 6 or 7 POVs. I felt like I was reading for eternity, but I only made it 15% into th
Dec 06, 2012 Jaleh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have never read a book more in need of an editor.
Lekeisha The Booknerd
Sep 30, 2013 Lekeisha The Booknerd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: won
*3.5 stars*
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Apparently highly offensive but relatively easy on the eyes. He means everything he says, unless someone takes offense–in which case it was just a joke and perhaps they shouldn’t be so uptight.

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“She tried to keep in mind how scared and hurt Hunter was and decided to let him have that one. She chose to give him the benefit of the doubt and not take it personally. Besides, she wasn’t sure if she walked over there and slapped him, he wouldn’t slap her back. Not only did Veil put an end to chivalry—and the dichotomous gender myth overall—but it was Hunter. When combining gay, irreverent, and unpredictable, chances were high that somewhere in the mix, slapping a woman wouldn’t be unheard of.” 3 likes
“He rolled his eyes at Suren. He couldn’t stand the sound of that sow’s voice. Hearing her say his name was especially traumatic. About as traumatic as, say, being stuck in an elevator for eternity with a coked-up Gilbert Gottfried arguing with a methed-up Fran Drescher while a drunk Harvey Fierstein attempted to mediate.” 2 likes
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