Sam spends a little too much time on computers, and draws the attention of the Homeland Se...more
I recently finished Brian Falkner's Brain Jack.
it is about a high school senior named Sam who just happens to be one of the world's best hackers. I think this book is a little world-building,but not really, because it makes use of events that never actually happened. This book is pretty fast paced as Falkner goes into detail about the various ways to hack all these networks that never really existed. So Sam hacks into a network and then... ge
I puzzled a bit about the ending. Sam essentiall...more
Apparently it isn't just Americans who're susceptible to tokenism. The three female characters get minimal screen time and serve to illustrate how much more competent the male characters are, and don't get me started on how very white the rest of the cast is.
Also - can anybody tell me what...more
Sam's best friend should have either not been involved or should have b...more
I love mysteries and I really wanted to know who was the cyber terrorists etc. Once I found out though I kind of struggled through the rest of the book. It was about three-quarters of the way through but I just found the ending to be quite slow going.
Brainjack was set in the future but we're not given a year...more
Brian Falkner, author of The Tomorrow Code and The Project, delivers an action-packed...more
Is that a killer way to start a story or what? Set in the near future, where Las Vegas is a smoking nuclear wasteland thanks to terrorists, and online gaming has become so addictive that people actually die from it, technology is everything. 17-year-old Sam starts out just trying to get some extremely expensive laptops and neuro-headsets from a massive US corporation that can't possible miss the money....more
Sam is about to find out. Sam is just the averrage computer trying to get some free stuff. But when he pulls off the biggest hack in the country and shuts down half of the country, the government tak...more
I would have like to have seen more character development along with the intense thriller aspects. Story moved quickly but I didn't feel particularly linked with anyone, not even the main character. It started out with a lot more internal thought, but as the story progressed, thos...more
I really enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend this book to middle schools kids who like books with a lot of action and mystery. One quote from this book that not only applies to this book but life is “We are our memories," Dodge said. "That's all we are. That's what makes us the person we are. The sum of all our memories from the day we were born. If you took a person and replaced his set of memories with another set, he'd be a different person. He'd think, act, and feel t...more
At end, a tense exciting thriller with 3 minor issues... 1. Topical references as mentioned earlier. 2. Bouts of incomprehensible jargon. 3. A weightless and anticlimactic ending... Good though from beginning to end.
Brain Jack is about 17/18 year old Sam Wilson who starts out as an expert-level hacker for his own benefit or amusement, but ends up working for the “Cyber Defense Division” of the U.S. Government, monitoring all important computer-hacking behavior from all over the United States. This novel takes place in the not-so-distant future, where the technology isn’t so advanced that it isn’t unrelatable. One of these piece of technology is the “Neuro-Transmitter”, a devic...more