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Delirious by Daniel  Palmer
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Dec 27, 2010

really liked it

In the book Delirious, by Daniel Palmer, Charlie is a man who is self centered and highly motivated. He works for the high-tech firm SoluCent, which bought out Charlie's start-up company, where he is head of the Magellan Team that leads his project. But in his assent to get where he is, Charlie has stepped on more than a few toes, and has hidden a secret or two. With schizophrenia having taken hold of Charlie's father and brother, is there really someone out to get him, or has Charlie been gripped by his family's legacy of mental illness?

This was a good read. It kept a decent pace until the last 100 pages or so, when the pace really picked up. Being an ARC, there were a few mechanical issues, but overall it had good writing. There was a character or two whom I felt could have been developed a bit more, but it was not detrimental to the story. There was one situation that occurred with Charlie's mother, however, that I felt could have been developed in a more plausible way.

I really liked the storyline and felt that most of the happenings were realistic. There were some great plot twists, and overall I liked the ending. The frightening example of how technology can allow for dangerous openings into our lives was really well displayed.

On a scale of 1-4, I give this book a 3.5. I really enjoyed the pacing and simple prose, as well as the twists.

This book will be published in January of 2011 by Kensington Books. You can win a signed ARC by clicking on my New Year's Smash page to the left, or pre-order it at


Thank you to Daniel Palmer for the gift of his book, as well as the additional copy for my giveaway.

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