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Who can erase my existence from the mind of God?

Grace, a civil servant with a sordid past, wakes one morning to find that she’s become a viral sensation: Her life has been hacked, her life data woven into a lifestream, a full-immersion, 3-D, virtual reality experience that thrill-seeking stream riders can inhabit for a few dollars. The helplessness she feels, knowing sh
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Kindle Edition, 251 pages
Published April 1st 2017 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Lori Posten
Apr 20, 2017 Lori Posten rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I missed many a nights sleep because I could not put this book down. Heart pounding and emotional. I suggest if you have not read this book that you check it out as one of the best Goodreads has to offer. It was different and intense. I won this on good reads and I will be following this author for more.
Denise Eggleston
Apr 16, 2017 Denise Eggleston rated it it was amazing
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Imagine a world where everyplace you go, every call or text you make, every person you meet, every purchase you make is collected, saved, analyzed, and used. We are not too far from that world now.

Shredded by Charles O’Donnell takes place in the near-future where privacy is a memory and most people seem to like it. In this world, people immerse themselves in virtual reality (VR). They shop online with drone deliveries. Transactions are electronic. In real life, the parks are decaying and empty,
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Chris Galiatsatos
Apr 20, 2017 Chris Galiatsatos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received this book in a giveaway, so first of all thanks very much to the author!

Shredded follows a young woman on her journey to escape a sordid past of addictions and choices she regrets. In order to rid herself of her past she encounters questionable groups of people and technologies she can use to access a "shredder" to finally free herself and her family from her dark life that is newly exposed to the entire world.

Set in a near future dystopia where technology rules in an almost Godlike f
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Franc Woods
Apr 07, 2017 Franc Woods rated it really liked it
What Ray Bradbury, in "Fahrenheit 451", did with an overarching government watchdog; what movies like "The Net" and "Surrogates" did with identity and virtual self-actualization, author Charles O'Donnell has brought in a new twist to the dystopian genre by extrapolating the IoT into everything from our dish-ware to our underwear in Shredded: A Dystopian Novel. All we touch, collects data and is fed back to the "All Seeing Eye" that is in total control. Or so it seems. When unscrupulous factions ...more
Fred Tyre
Apr 16, 2017 Fred Tyre rated it really liked it
A fun read with a few minor faults, but still worth the time.
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.
There were a lot of things I liked about this book. I loved how the book kept reiterating the new day as an addict would treat the day. At times I felt like the main character was too wishy-washy. I can understand the difficulty in deciding to exile yourself, but she doesn't wrestle with it in her head. She just sort of gets led by the nose through e
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Robin
Apr 15, 2017 Robin rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout most of the book. I could not put it down. I hope there is a sequel? Please! :)
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Anthony Russell
Apr 20, 2017 Anthony Russell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had the pleasure of meeting the author at a Virtual Reality Meetup in Columbus, OH. Once he discussed the book he had just published I had to go order it. Once it came in the mail I couldn't put in down. The style of immersive writing allows the reader to placed in the viewpoint of the character and takes the reader on a journey of life in a dystopian future. This book creates an realistic portrayal of the capabilities of VR in the future. I look forward to the next book in the series. This i ...more
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Charles O’Donnell writes thrillers with high-tech themes in international and futuristic settings. He recently retired from a career of thirty-five years in engineering and manufacturing to write full-time, leveraging his decades of writing experience, mostly email, but, as Charles points out, “that counts.”
His latest book, Shredded, is the product of his fascination with the progress of technolog
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