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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,680 ratings  ·  356 reviews
Charles Soule brings his signature knowledge—and wariness--of technology to his sophomore novel set in a realistic future about a brilliant female scientist who creates a technology that allows for the transfer of human consciousness between bodies, and the transformations this process wreaks upon the world.

Inside a barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a scientist searching for an
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by Harper Perennial
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the hardest reviews I’ve had to write because this book defies description, and it’s just so GOOD. First of all, it’s science fiction and presented in a way that anti-speculative fiction readers will still find completely approachable. There’s tons of suspense, some fantasy, great characters...

I don’t want to go into the synopsis because I’m too scared to give away any of the juicy details. It’s a book that begs to be discussed with your friends, one perfect for book clubs. I can
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Q: “What can I do for you?... Anything for Anyone.” (c)
Q: ... there is a secret at the heart of the flash, and the world should know about it. (c)

Wow. That was chilling!
... a company called NeOnet Global released the technology that allowed the transfer of human consciousness from one body to another. These days, most people called the company Anyone, and the tech it gave the world was the flash. (c)
He was smart, unlucky, and, thank god, a terrible shot. (c)
The first of the Two Rules of th
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Whose mind is using that body?

Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:

Gabriella White, a brilliant neurologist and scientist who’s searching for a cure to Alzheimer’s, is at the very end of the funding for her research project. In her frustration, she recklessly pushes the power for her lab equipment, a neural stimulation system, to the maximum … and accidentally finds herself in her husband Paul’s body in their nearby house, holding their beloved 11-month-old daughter, who they call Ka
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

Many thanks to Heather at Harper Perrenial for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

This book was one of my least favorites of 2019. See the rest on my video, The WORST Books of 2019! ☕☕

Be anyone with Anyone!

This book started strong, with perfect pacing but, around the twenty-five percent mark, something just snapped. The plot clumsily tripped on its own feet-

-And fell flat to the ground, losing my interest in mere pages. I desperately clung to any int
Sylvain Neuvel
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who would you be if you could be anyone? I can tell you I’d really like to be Charles Soule and have written this book. ANYONE is an intense, superbly crafted, edge of your seat thrill ride. I loved the execution: two slowly converging storylines that collide in the most spectacular way, not to mention the most dedicated, hardcore character I’ve read in a long, long time. You really want to read this one.
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"It's harder to hate someone if you can be them. Not impossible, but a little harder."

Most of us are familiar with the saying about walking a mile in someone else's shoes in order to understand and empathize with them. But what if we could walk in someone else's body? What if we could transfer our consciousness, literally experiencing the world through their eyes? Would we stop seeing superficial differences such as skin colour and ethnicity? Would we be more compassionate to those who are less
Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the sort of mind-blowing, thought-provoking thriller that will not only have you on the edge of your seat, it will have you thinking in a very different way about our identities and what makes us who we are. This is truly one of the best books of 2019 in my opinion, and I’m referring to all genre!! I have been recommending this and buying copies for everyone I can think of, because it is a rare blend of socially impactful and truly outstanding fiction.

The story weaves back and forth betw
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Anyone is a dazzling technothriller romp into a near future world where anyone can become....well, anyone else.

Driven, obsessive neuroscientist Gabrielle White has nearly exhausted her funding to research a potential Alzheimer's cure that manipulates a patient's neural signals with laser light patterns, when an accident sends her consciousness tumbling through the aether and directly into her husband's body.

If only she can figure out how to get back to her own body and somehow bring this techn
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense, sci-fi, thriller
Science fiction/speculative fiction is not a genre that I am attracted to. I’m more of a realistic fiction sort of gal. Charles Soule’s “Anyone” is fantastic. His characters are realistic. He incorporates good drama. How he thought of this idea, and thought it thoroughly through, well that’s amazing.

Gabrielle White is the strong, steadfast protagonist who is a scientist working on a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Her project is funded by a wealthy businessman. Gabby’s home and workplace (a barn t
Karen’s Library
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, sci-fi
Charles Soule outdid himself with his new techno thriller and I was completely hooked from the very first chapter.

I had a pretty major book hangover when I finished and couldn’t get the story out of my head for a few days.

Anyone switches back and forth between current day and 25 years in the future and focuses on tech that transfers consciousness into another human. The possibilities of what could happen using this kind of tech are endless and Soule hits on so many uses that made my head spin,
Toya (the reading chemist)
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I found out that the main character was a female Ph.D. scientist, I needed a copy of Anyone like my life depended on it. And that synopsis? This girl was sold.

Dr. Gabrielle “Gabby” White is a Ph.D./M.D. cognitive neurologist who is desperately trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Following the birth of her daughter Kat, Gabby decided to stay home and pursue her research by converting her barn into a state of the art lab, which is privately funded by Hendricks Capital while Paul co
The Captain
Jan 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: walk-the-plank
Ahoy there mateys!  It is with a sad heart that I have to make the first read of the year walk the plank.  I really didn't want to start out 2020 in this way but alas.  I was very much looking forward to this read as I enjoyed the previous novel I read by the author and the crew has been saying good things about this one.  When me library hold came in just in time for the new year, I thought it was a sign of good things to come.  Blast!

The problems started from the very beginning.  There be two
3.5 stars

I was hesitant to pick up Charles Soule's upcoming release, Anyone because I really didn't enjoy The Oracle last year. However, I heard nothing but fabulous things about this book so I decided I'd venture into Soule's world of writing one more time. Anyone takes place between two alternate timelines, following the creation of "the flash"—technology that allows its user to transfer their consciousness into another person's body, while the host's unconsciousness basically turns of
Mogsy (MMOGC)
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

Having very much enjoyed Charles Soule’s debut The Oracle Year, I simply could not wait to get my hands on his new novel, and I’m pleased to say I was impressed once again. Not only that, it appears he has outdone himself by writing something even more unique and mind-blowing, if you can believe it. Ratcheting up the excitement and knuckle-blanching action, Anyone is a relentless sci-fi thriller that would also make any fa
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020

this was REALLY fantastic! This was honestly what I was hoping from "Recursion" by Blake Crouch - it was so unique and fast-paced and interesting. I really love how well Charles Soule writes female characters (and all characters honestly) so respectfully and well. I also love how he makes such great social commentary while also being wicked entertaining.
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
This was my third Sci-Fi this year and I have to say I am a big fan now of this genre. Each book just keeps getting better and better! ⠀

This one took me two days and completely sucked me in. I was a little bit confused and overwhelmed with what I was learning about in the beginning but that changed very quickly. The articles in this book helped summarize what had officially been going on ever since the Flash was created. ⠀

Insanely as this book was I can definitely see someone trying to gain co
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: A thrilling and completely entertaining read from start to finish, Charles Soule once again knocks it out of the park with Anyone .

Anyone is a December release that I wasn’t sure I’d be able to get to by the end of the year, but I’m so glad I decided to pick it up. I had so much fun with this story! Charles Soule wowed
Loring Wirbel
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
One emerging popular topic in sci-fi and speculative fiction is the notion of a detailed neural map of a person being used or abused to create new concepts of immortality, or to create distributed intelligence across a fluctuating group. This theme has been used in Cory Doctorow's Walkaway, in Neal Stephenson's Fall, and now in Anyone, the second text-based novel by graphic novelist Charles Soule. Soule's first effort at a traditional novel, The Oracle Year, had a fascinating story line, but cha ...more
Xavier Hugonet
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Anyone is a sci-fi thriller written by Charles Soule.

I’ve first read Soule through his works on comic books. His experience as an attorney led him to write, for example, memorable runs on Daredevil and She-Hulk for Marvel. In spite of having heard a lot of good things about The Oracle Year, it seems I never made the time to get to it before his new novel came to my attention.

Anyone has nothing to do with law and attorneys. There are some attorneys in it, and a few harsh negotiations of rather
Nancy Mills
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
What a fast moving book! I had a hard time putting this novel down. All kinds of things happening at once and lots of flashbacks so you have to pay attention, but very well crafted and unique.
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-books
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Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like Black Mirror you will love this book.
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ANYONE by Charles Soule


Dr. Gabrielle “Gabby” White, a cognitive neurologist has but one last chance. Go big or go home. Her funding for her Alzheimer’s research has dried up and nothing to show for. Through this last act of desperation and last glimmer of hope, she made this last test in her hi-tech lab Inside a barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan funded by Hendricks Capital, to make it count. And boy did she do it. Ladies and gents, let me introduce you to the Flash!

It is when G
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy_scifi, 2019
Thank you to Harper Perennial for a copy of this book.

What if you could drop into the body of anyone you wanted? Wanted to become Bill Gates for a few hours? How about a movie star or a rock star? With the technology developed by Anyone this fantasy has become a reality.

Anyone is a sci-fi book asking for an adaptation (don't worry one is in the works) with alternating timelines. One is making of the flash technology that allows individuals to transfer their consciousness into another body. The o
Mridu  aka Storypals
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Though the concept is what kept me engaged with this book, the story was not much for me to stay and continue reading.

I am going back to all the books I read, never reviewed because I AM A USELESS HUMAN. :/ (no I am not, I know)

#AnyoneBook was my second read of the year.

The concept was amazing and at par, I thought I would be invested and maybe even eat the book, however as appetizing as it sounded, it was confusing, jarring, awkward time shifts, annoying and to put it in just simple words,
Katie (katieladyreads)
V confusing but interesting and I’m sure any sci-fi fans would like this.
Elizabeth Tabler
Dec 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this from the Publisher in exchange for my open and honest review.

I truly enjoyed The Oracle Year, Charles Soule debut novel that dealt with tech and the future. That is why I was so stoked to get my hands on a copy of Anyone. It was one of my most anticipated reads for 2019. Sadly, I did not connect with Anyone.

Anyone is told through multiple and interconnecting narratives. The first narrative takes place in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the lab of Neuroscientist Dr. Gabriella W
Basic B's Guide
Dec 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you Harper Perennial for the free book.

“Inside a barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a scientist searching for an Alzheimer’s cure throws the switch—and finds herself mysteriously transported into her husband’s body. What begins as a botched experiment will change her life—and the world—forever…Over two decades later, all across the plant, “flash” technology allows individuals the ability to transfer their consciousness into other bodies for specific periods, paid, registered, and legal. Society
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it

Thanks to the publisher and author for an advance reading copy of Anyone in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this ARC did not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel.

Anyone is a no holds barred, over-the-top riveting roller coaster ride of a novel that had me channeling my inner Jesse Pinkman throughout its entirety.

Having enjoyed Soule’s debut, The Oracle Year, a year ago, I knew that I had to get my hands on Anyone and see what all the hubbub was about. To say that the ear
Crystal Zavala
Dec 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: publisher
Anyone tells the story of how a new technology is invented and takes over the world using alternating timelines.
Dr. Gabrielle White is trying to cure Alzheimer's when she accidentally discovers how to transfer a person's consciousness into another person. Dr. White's research is funded by a startup capital firm called Hendricks Capital. This discovery is clearly monumental, but Dr. White knows that Hendricks Capital owns a significant part of her research. How will she keep that information from
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