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Data Runner

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

I got a copy from NetGalley for review in exchange for an honest

I got a copy from NetGalley for review in exchange for an honest review

The Data Runner is certainly an unique book in it's genre. There is lots of action, which in this case mean lots of running around. The story is the most important part in this book.

The story sta...
I got a copy from NetGalley for review in exchange for an honest review

The Data Runner is certainly an unique book in it's genre. There is lots of action, which in this case mean lots of running around. The story is the most important part in this book.

The story starts off a bit strange, the prologue is actually a scene from later in the book, but when I started the book I didn't realize that and it left me a bit confused. Then when the story really starts it starts with a conversation full of terms I didn't understand yet and information dump. After that the story got better, the story really is the most important thing in this book. There is always something happening and I did wanted to keep reading to find out more. The story is really original and there is lots of attention for parkour and the philosophy behind it. The story was really good, but sometimes it got a bit too technical for me.

There isn't a whole lot of atention to the characters overal, but I did get a good sense of who the main characters is. I did like him, although I did got a bit annoyed at the halfway there paradox after a while, because he kept mentioning it. The side characters are interesting and there certainly is enough information to get a feel of who they are, but I would've liked to get to know them better. There is hardly no romance in this book beside a few kisses near the end, which actually was kinda nice for a chance.

The world building is actually the thing that bothers me the most, because it is clear there is a whole lot of world building behind it all, but I just couldn't get a good grab what the world was. There are so many things that aren't that clear. I think it's a dystopia world, but what exactly happened? What does the world look like? why has the internet changed nto the Aggranet? What is the free city? There is just too much that isn't completely explained. Or the explanation comes too late and in an info dump moment. There are a few moments with info dump in the book, which are usually timed a bit strange. I wanted to get to know the world, but even after finishing this book I still don't have a good idea what the world looks like and what happened to it.

To conclude: Data Runner is a story based book. It's fast paced, full of action and with an original story. I did get a good idea who the characters are, but still would've liked to get to know them better. The world building is there, but the explanation is usually a bit confusing and at the end of the book I still didn't had a good view of the world.

posted by LolitaV on June 25, 2013

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4 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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The only review and its a plot spoiler 'given for free by the publisher for their honest review'. That right there tells me it wont be an honest review, it tells the entire plot which spoils the story for other readers. Come on bn, when are you ever going to put a stop ...
The only review and its a plot spoiler 'given for free by the publisher for their honest review'. That right there tells me it wont be an honest review, it tells the entire plot which spoils the story for other readers. Come on bn, when are you ever going to put a stop to these rude plot spoilers ruining books for others readers. And before some smart aleck says dont read them, i dont. But when you have to scroll thru miles of the posts, you inevitably see something that spoils the story. Isnt this a term of service violation? Ban these ppl.

posted by 8888649 on June 26, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Sounds like...

    Sounds like that Kianu Reeves movie.

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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