In a dystopian near-future, neuro-headsets have replaced computer keyboards. Just slip on a headset, and it's the Internet at the speed of thought. For teen hacker Sam Wilson, a headset is a must. But as he ...more
Sam spends a little too much time on computers, and draws the attention of the Homeland Se ...more
Why do I keep reading that this book is for boys between the ages of 12-15? I'm a girl and I'm almost seventeen, and I loved every second of it! Maybe I have an uncommon taste in books for my age, but my point is, this book is very versatile and can interest many people from different age groups!
Brain Jack is a science fiction book written by Brian Falkner, one of my favorite authors. This book talks about computers, hacks, and everything high-tech. In the book as an introduction, the author ...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 puzzled a bit about the ending. Sam essentiall ...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...
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
There was a lot ...more
I picked up this book as a quick, not-really-that-interested read. I didn't think I would like it very much.
For the first part of the book, I was right. It was a little hard to get into, and I couldn't really relate to some of the characters.
But by the time I was halfway through, I started to really enjoy the book. It was confusing, yes, but that's probably only because computers aren't really my thing. It's well written and chock full of suspense, along with great descriptions of how ...more
I enjoyed reading Brain Jack by Brian Falkner, because I related to the book as I also like computers and technology. I also enjoy reading books like this one where the author switches between each character to narrate or follow what they are doing. After reading this one book by him, I plan on reading many more of his books.
Sam is like any normal teenage boy, except he is a hacking genius. Using his skills, he and his best friend decide to hack into a technology corpora ...more
Then I started reading. I told myself I'd read it just for my friend. To be able to honestly say I had. And, I'm so grateful I did.
I didn't just read it, I lived it. Truly sucked into the story which, considering the topic is almost scary in and of itself. I won't say more, only that I feel more of u ...more
What a find!
"Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson could have easily been just a generic science fiction techno babble-filled monstrosity, but that certainly wasn't the case. It ended up having a lot of originality, spunk and a surprising amount of heart.
I only mention the previous book to say that it led me to furth ...more
Book title: Brain Jack
What I think- Brain Jack is a great book that is super hard to put the book down. In the book, there are chapters that have cliffhangers that go on to the next chapter.
Plot- In the beginning of the book Sam, the main character, does one of the best and skilled hacks ever. He hacks into Telecomerica, encountering security spiders and a firewall. When Sam breaks the firewall and gets in, he orders some paper-thin Toshiba notebooks and two neuro headsets. He t ...more
Sam's best friend should have either not been involved or should have b ...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
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
I really like this book, and it probably comes in as one of my top five. I love the action, mystery, intricacy, and attention to detail. I wish he would have come out with more making this a series, but seeing as it was published in 2009, it is a safe assumption to say that he is done with this book.
The book starts with 17-year-old Sam Wilson hacking one of the biggest telecommunication networks in the world. After being put on the CDD's watchlist, he is quickly c ...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
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.