Daniel Suarez's Daemon is an amazing story. And I'm not talking about the actual plot; for that, the word "Amazing" would not suffice. No, I am referring to the incredible series of events which are leading up to its publication and release on January 8th.
After writing Daemon back in 2004, Suarez faced the uphill battle common to many first-time authors. Unable to find a buyer, yet confident of the quality of his work, he decided to self-publish. Using print-on-demand, Suarez pumped out a few do ...more
Daniel Suarez’ 2006 novel Daemon was a pistol hot cup of rhyme, a mix of Ready Player One, Age of Ultron, The Matrix and Left Behind (without the overt theology). But whereas Ernest Cline’s 2012 book was charismatic and kooky with the 80s trivia, Suarez’ work is dark and at times disturbing; it hums and growls with a dark net underground magnetism.
Matthew Sobol was a billionaire genius who had invented wildly popular and stunningly realistic online games. Poisoned by brain ...more
That's to say I was rightly blown away. :) All right. To explain. What first seems like a techno-thriller with gamers and programmers and a murderer doing all his murders after his own death by cancer then quickly turns into a social and economical exploration based on the trends we're now facing.
This is a fun and complicated story filled with many twists and turns, awesome characters, and a world-changing creation that turns us all into players in a ...more
A) Give all your money to charity just in case you can buy your way into heaven.
B) Indulge in an around the world drinking, drug and sex spree until going out in a blaze of glory by crashing your private jet into an erupting volcano live on CNN.
C) Pour all your money into a cryogenics program and freeze yourself like Walt Disney in the hope that they’ll finally figure out a way ...more
There's a scene with one of our POV characters where he goes to a rave, separates a young woman from her "peer support system" (his words), drugs her, and then convinces her to strip in front of a hundred people, after which he gets her to have sex with and/or give blowjobs to about 40 guys who are standing in line, waiting "their turn". All while he's streaming it live on the internet. Oh, and it establishes that he does this on a ...more
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The problem with this book is that all the cards are held by the villains, to the point of absurdity. Literal absurdity, once they start pulling the Razorbacks in. The heroes exist only to be struck down, and while this might be good as a set-up, an entire bo ...more
By the way if find more typos I missed...sorry.
#%*&@#%.....grrrrrrr.....I hate this book!!!!!!
It ended in a cliff hanger! I hate cliff hangers!!!!! I have now downloaded the next book so I can start it immediately. For 2 days I laid all other books aside and whenever I could was reading this one. I finished it today...and there's only one other book.
In my experience nobody finishes a "new" series in TWO books anymore! I s ...more
When I was 10% through I was fully immersed in the book, and I had to know how the things would evolve, what’s really happening that we don’t know? What Sobol really wants ...more
I flew through this book and loved every minute of it. I could have done without the brutal mistreatment of a woman at the beginning of the the book, but it did server to vilify one of the main antagonists. After this opening scene, you are thrown into a world of action, and mystery. I lo ...more
Warning - This novel is totally R rated
I got to know about this novel after google searching "Novels like Ready Player One" . The list ranged from some lighter novels to really dark and disturbing novels. I was more interested in the disturbing ones. One among them was Daemon by Daniel Suarez. The blurb of the novel was interesting and captivating. After reading this novel, I was elated by the ground work that the author had laid for this ...more
The book doesn't really paint a very positive or flattering picture of gamers either, bu ...more
Once your hearing recovers and your bones have knit consider that in all likelihood you've based decisions and impressions of the real world on models informed by said fiction. How many times have you eavluated a trivial le ...more
I know there may be some that disagree, and I really don't care. This was some good reading. Fun, entertaining and made you wonder, "Could this really happen?
I think so.
If someone can think this up for a book; then there is someone out there who is already trying to apply principle.
This is about the potential power of the internet. Basically, what that potential power could do, if used by someone who truly understands how it all works. All of those hackers, tech nerds, programmers, e ...more
* The painstakingly correct detail distracts from the story a bit.
* The concept of the world being decided by a battle between carders feels silly.
* Suarez makes it a point to demonstrate just how evil some of the characters are. This squicked me out slightly ...more
Editors fix things like this:
> Southerners mocked as sounding like Colonel Sanders wouldn't subsequently say "ten March," they'd say, "the tenth o' March."
> How does a total stranger recognize a ...more
What Daemon does is mix suspense, action and technology into a story that is rich with heroes, villains and a surprisingly plausible plot about a computer script taking over ...more
Daemon's merit is that the ideas in it serve a plot from the realm of sci-fi but one whose execution is feasible and even thinkable with our current state of technology and society.
The philosophy and story it tells is a bit of a mashup between Snow Crash, the Matrix and most pop-sci books from the past ten years. Unfortunately the story crashes under the weight of its own...more
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