The Reality Bug (Pendragon #4)
The territory of Veelox has achieved perfect harmony. Fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon arrives on this territory in pursuit of the evil Saint Dane, but all is peaceful on Veelox -- because it's deserted. The inhabitants have discovered a way to enter their own personal dream worlds, where they can be whoever they want, wherever they want. Their bodies lie...more
This book takes place in the territory of Veelox, where citizens spend their time "jumping" in Lifelight. This is sort of like a computer similation, yet feels totally real. Lifelight takes scenarios from your own brain and lets you live them in a perfect way. Technology has been invented that allows those on a jump to have their physical bodies cared for ind...more
It is an actual series in which the bad guy sometimes wins and this book is that start that. The good guy doesn't always win and I admire MacHale so much for having the courage to allow his characters to sometimes fail.
Bobby Pendragon travels to the territory of Veelox, where most of the inhabitants are in a fantasy world called Lifelight. Plug yourself in and you can live the perfect, but fake, life.
I think I was expecting it to be more scientific, which isn't Pendragon's style. This isn't a hardcore scifi series, it's scifi/fantasy/adventure/whatever, so the techno...more
I have to admit though, I'm astounded by the number of imaginative worlds D.J. MacHale has been...more
So here is how the summary goes like:
The territory of Veelox has achieved perfect harmony. Fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon arrives on this territory in pursuit of the evil Saint Dane, but all is peaceful on Veelox -- because it's desert...more
It's finally time for Bobby to face Veelox, the technological territory where everything is supposedly under control. But Veelox's smart, overconfident Traveler Aja may not be as in control as she believes.
On Veelox, everyone is safely ensconced in a virtual reality program called Lifelight, where your perfect fantasies can brought to life. But the realit...more
Aja decides to fix this problem by creating the Reality Bug, which makes virtual reality less perfect. The bug (which Saint Dane helps to create, without Aja knowing it) takes...more
Pendragon is shipped off to the high tech territory of Veelox where the people have deserted their own cities for a fantasy life in the high tech reality simulator Lifelight.
I really feel like this book is the started for the action throughout the rest of the series, but it also shows how much more volnerable(sp?) Pendragon really is without his fellow travelers. He may have the traveler from Veelox with him but thats completely different. Spader's got anger issues, Gunny went off to...more
Pendragon: The Reality Bug
By: D.J. MacHal
The Reality Bug is the fourth book of Pendragon Series by D.J. MacHal. This time Bobby Pendragon, age 15 is on Veelox, a territory where people have abandoned reality for a virtual one. The book was mostly about Bobby living in a world of his own and he had to save the world by destroying the reality bug that his friend Aja had created. The problem is, the virtual reality is so good, no one wants to live in real life and the territory begins to crumble d...more
It's kind of a dystopia of sorts. You can tell it is the author's way of warning us about the addictions of te...more
The most miniscule thing that I do not like about this book is the amount of time spent running around inside of the Barbican because it made it seem like MacHale was just trying to fill the book up with more words. One of my most liked details about this book is the switch between...more
i thought the book was very interesting. the book had me turning the pages. ajaa who started the whole problem was to hard on bobby because he was new to the world. sometimes i thogh...more
He was raised in Greenwich, CT and graduated from Greenwich High School. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving sports trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse...in between playing football and running track. D.J. then attended N...more
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Loor answered, "It is the name of a legendary hero on Zadaa. A woman."
Really?" Aja said. "What did she do that was so heroic?"
She killed her enemies and ate them.”