From New York Times #1 bestselling author Brandon Sanderson comes a detective thriller in a police beat like no other. Anthony Davis and his partner Chaz are the only real people in a city of 20 million, sent there by court order to find out what happened in the real world 10 days ago so that hidden evidence can be brought to light and located in the real city today.
The last time I read anything by Brandon Sanderson, it was Arcanum Unbounded around six months ago; this fact itself is a sin already. Ive caught up to all his books and novellas in his Cosmere universe and I told myself I wont read anything written by him outside of that universe. Why? Well, I have this belief that just because its not his main series, it wont be as ...more
"You worship anything this man publishes! It's bias! It's prejudice! It's... it's... favoritism!!
To those accusations I say... you're absolutely right!
I'm astonished at Brandon Sanderson's ability to impress me. Be it series or stand alone or novella, I am here for anything under the Sanderson-Sun.
Another wonderfully creative story to add to the list!
This novella arrived on my doorstep at 11:30 this morning. I picked it up, loved the cover, read the blurb and decided to stop what I was doing. I dived headfirst into this sci-fi cop thriller and had finished it within 2 hours. I have a 'to be read' list of over 300 books so that fact that the book looked so good that I changed my day's plans to suit ...more
In an alternate version of the United States, the city of Clipperton has cutting edge technology built underneath it that enables those who control it to exactly recreate a particular day in that citys recent history: a Snapshot of that day, complete with ...more
I thought I knew what was happening and what the reveal would be but again I missed it and was totally wrong. This reminds me of an ...more
Once again Brandon Sanderson conjures the unexpected and the expected.
A story you did not know you needed, and brilliance you knew he would deliver.
This one is best experienced knowing as little as possible about the plot, but the premise basics are as follows:
◎ Law enforcement in the city of New Clipperton have access to a facility that enables them to recreate a day in the recent past exactly.
◎ This Snapshot consists of an exact recreation of the city, the people and everything else in ...more
In the future the technology exists to recreate snapshots of past days. Davis and Chaz are snapshot detectives. They enter the recreation in order to observe and ...more
What a cool novella this was! (Impress your friends by dropping that statement into casual conversation!)
Davis and his partner Chaz are police detectives, but their beat is different from any other: they're employed by a controversial program called Snapshot, which recreates a specific day down to the tiniest detail. In a Snapshot, they're the only real people; everyone else is a "dupe."
Snapshots are based on days when an unsolved crime was ...more
What the hell of a ride it was! Really! I've never experienced something like this before! This whole Snapshot idea is freakin' amazing.
Snapshot is a technology which can recreate a perfect reality of any past day from raw matter. It's like a virtual reality stimulation with the only is that everything in it is physical. You can feel things!
So this novella mainly revolves around two detectives, Davis and Chaz. They are being sent in this stimulation of a past day to investigate a ...more
The simple concept of a whole world that can be replayed like a virtual reality is very much a Cosmere concept, but what he does with it, replaying the reality of the last day in order to hunt down a serial murderer, is really cool.
I can totally see myself getting into this as a part of a longer series, but the actions and events of this one is quite satisfying. I'm not ...more
Mr Sanderson had yet again skillfully crafted a short story that confounds and impresses. You might have thought "Yea, I know how Sanderson's mind works by now and his reveal or twist at the end will most likely be etc etc." Well no, my friend, you would be mistaken. And hence, I was too.
Seriously, this guy can write anything. A detective story of sorts that gives out vibes of The Matrix, Inception and ...more
A great palate cleanser in between other big books I've been reading. I always like his ideas and I appreciate what he did here.
A good read!
I really liked the idea of the snapshot, which is a recreation of a full day that includes everything. Since the very beginning we're introduced to the deviations in the snapshot - actions that can change the course of time in the snapshot. Deviations are accumulated and can expand in ways that are unpredictable, ...more
Snapshot, is a short story and it's review can be summed up with two movie references. It starts off like Source Code and ends like Inception.
Set in the year 2018, Davis and his partner Chaz are Snapshot duty cops. Two real people in an imitation of a particular day of the real life, investigating crimes and gathering evidence.
In here, they ...more
Be sure to pick it up!
This should be interesting to see on a screen.
Snapshot is a short novella that can be read in a little more than an hour, and as my friend Eon wrote in his review, it is best experienced knowing as little as possible about the plot so I will just say that much:
It is a Science Fiction detective story following a specific detective investigating crimes in so called "Snapshots", exact recreations of specific days in the near past - ...more
Ill be the first to admit Im not the biggest fan of short fiction, but I genuinely enjoy reading Brandon Sanderson novellas. Honestly, I have no idea how the guy does it. Whether his books are 1000 pages or 100, theyre always fun to read, not to mention creative as hell. As youd expect, this was definitely the case with Snapshot as well.
Davis and Chaz are investigative partners with an interesting job, working out of a ...more
Amazed by how he created Snapshot world.. an expensive but dangerous simulation re-create a day, we followed 2 cops Chaz and Davis been signed for a small errands ended up with big case (a serial killer murderer) they tried to solve by their own
The ending as usual.. unexpected!! my jaw just dropped to the floor!! OMG but i ...more
What I found here was a very intriguing detective taleI love detective storiestaking place in a future where theres such a thing called a Snapshot, which allows people to re-create a past day and witness events as they happened then. As Sanderson stories go, it was very well thought out ...more
In this case the police have access to a stupendous piece of technology that can recreate a single day down to the cooking of a hamburger or the tumbleweed of public litter. Police can go into the ...more
This was my first book by Bandon Sanderson and hopefully will not be the last. His writing is definitely worth the hype.
At it's core this is not only a great detective story but also a great sci-fi. We follow 2 detectives Davis and Chaz using the Snapshot technology to solve a case. The snapshot technology is basically the recreation a whole day. During their assignment these two decide to investigate a case above their pay grade. And that is around everything you ...more
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