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Casper Beech is a corporate drone. One day his boss sends him in for neural imprinting but a computer glitch loads the wrong file, and Casper is programmed with something that has nothing to do with his job. Instead of learning a new software package, he learns a new way of thinking -- a mindset designed by a secret government agency for use in enemy nations, and never ...more
Paperback, 179 pages
Published July 18th 2006 by Wildside Press (first published 2005)
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Procrastinador Diletante
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
A princípio dei 3 estrelas a este livro, mas na verdade é um 3.5, portanto resolvi arredondar para cima, porque até merece.

Sabendo o título e lendo o resumo da história, fica-se com uma ideia do que vai acontecer, mas mesmo assim tinha curiosidade em conhecer este Spartacus do futuro - acima de tudo, queria saber como é que o autor ia dar a volta ao final histórico, da vida do líder da revolta dos escravos na Roma Antiga.

O conceito do enredo, embora previsível, está bem conseguido, e a acção
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K. Axel
Apr 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book is nothing like any other book I've ever read by Lawrence Watt-Evans, and with good reason, since he didn't write it on his own. In fact, the whole idea behind this book came from Carl Parlagreco, the co-author.

Its about a quite ordinary man named Casper Beech, a real nobody with no real future. Then one day, something happens...

This is a science fiction novel, but set in a future not far from our time. We are somewhere in the States, Philadelphia, I think, in a time when its possible
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Mf
Jul 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Nice concept: NeuroTech implants skills directly into your head. Well done and well paced, for what is really a novella not a novel in length. A quick, interesting read.
Howard Brazee
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked the book - but my digital copy didn't indicate when there were scene breaks.
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Something about this title really appealed to me, and although the ending was predictably unsatisfying, the general idea behind the book was good and actually kept my interest.
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