Daemon (Daemon #1)
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Daniel Suarez's Daemon is an amazing story. And I'm not talking about the actual plot; for that, the word "Amazing" would not suffice. No, I am referring to the incredible series of events which are leading up to its publication and release on January 8th.
After writing Daemon back in 2004, Suarez faced the uphill battle common to many first-time authors. Unable to find a buyer, yet confident of the quality of his work, he decided to self-publish. Using print-on-demand, Suarez pumped out a few do ...more
A) Give all your money to charity just in case you can buy your way into heaven.
B) Indulge in an around the world drinking, drug and sex spree until going out in a blaze of glory by crashing your private jet into an erupting volcano live on CNN.
C) Pour all your money into a cryogenics program and freeze yourself like Walt Disney in the hope that they’ll finally figure out a way ...more
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I flew through this book and loved every minute of it. I could have done without the brutal mistreatment of a woman at the beginning of the the book, but it did server to vilify one of the main antagonists. After this opening scene, you are thrown into a world of action, and mystery. I lo ...more
By the way if find more typos I missed...sorry.
#%*&@#%.....grrrrrrr.....I hate this book!!!!!!
It ended in a cliff hanger! I hate cliff hangers!!!!! I have now downloaded the next book so I can start it immediately. For 2 days I laid all other books aside and whenever I could was reading this one. I finished it today...and there's only one other book.
In my experience nobody finishes a "new" series in TWO books anymore! I s ...more
There's a scene with one of our POV characters where he goes to a rave, separates a young woman from her "peer support system" (his words), drugs her, and then convinces her to strip in front of a hundred people, after which he gets her to have sex with and/or give blowjobs to about 40 guys who are standing in line, waiting "their turn". All while he's streaming it live on the internet. Oh, and it establishes that he does this on a ...more
The problem with this book is that all the cards are held by the villains, to the point of absurdity. Literal absurdity, once they start pulling the Razorbacks in. The heroes exist only to be struck down, and while this might be good as a set-up, an entire bo ...more
Once your hearing recovers and your bones have knit consider that in all likelihood you've based decisions and impressions of the real world on models informed by said fiction. How many times have you eavluated a trivial le ...more
I know there may be some that disagree, and I really don't care. This was some good reading. Fun, entertaining and made you wonder, "Could this really happen?
I think so.
If someone can think this up for a book; then there is someone out there who is already trying to apply principle.
This is about the potential power of the internet. Basically, what that potential power could do, if used by someone who truly understands how it all works. All of those hackers, tech nerds, programmers, e ...more
Editors fix things like this:
> Southerners mocked as sounding like Colonel Sanders wouldn't subsequently say "ten March," they'd say, "the tenth o' March."
> How does a total stranger recognize a ...more
* The painstakingly correct detail distracts from the story a bit.
* The concept of the world being decided by a battle between carders feels silly.
* Suarez makes it a point to demonstrate just how evil some of the characters are. This squicked me out slightly ...more
The book doesn't really paint a very positive or flattering picture of gamers either, bu ...more
Daemon's merit is that the ideas in it serve a plot from the realm of sci-fi but one whose execution is feasible and even thinkable with our current state of technology and society.
The philosophy and story it tells is a bit of a mashup between Snow Crash, the Matrix and most pop-sci books from the past ten years. Unfortunately the story crashes under the weight of its own...more
What Daemon does is mix suspense, action and technology into a story that is rich with heroes, villains and a surprisingly plausible plot about a computer script taking over ...more
This is pure thriller mater ...more
Si suelto uno y comienzo el siguiente en plan poseso no hace gfalta decir que sí, el libro merece la pena. Le cae el 8,5/10 y en Goodreads le pongo 5 estrellas porque 4 sería bajarle su nota actual y el libro merece la pena.
Si os gusta la Red y las nuevas tecnologías os va a gustar esta novela, seguro. ¿Qué no os va ese rollo?. Pues supongo que os gustará pero no tanto. En Goodreads tiene notón, éste y su co ...more
Daemon es una de esas historias que lo tiene todo para triunfar, pero que conforme vas leyendo más te vas dando cuenta de que la ejecución es muy mejorable.
La trama es interesante, el ritmo de narración y la lectura son entretenidos, pero al final no cumple con las expectativas.
En mi caso, tiene que ver que al ser informático gran parte ...more
Very entertaining all round, batteries not included.
|Flights of Fantasy: May 2015 - Sci-Fi: Daemon by Daniel Suarez||24||41||Jun 01, 2015 12:45PM|
|Many missed the point||3||133||Mar 08, 2015 06:01AM|
|Ampersand Book Club: Book 10.5 | Daemon | Science Fiction + Thriller||3||6||Sep 17, 2014 05:52AM|
|Where they building the first Razorback?||4||110||Dec 30, 2013 08:55PM|
|discuss the ending.||6||157||Jul 26, 2013 02:48PM|