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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Keeps you tuned

This Sci-Fi action novel was a great read. It was more than a book to pass the time. I found myself playing the role of characters or "products" at various points of the book and experiencing it for myself. The political and social issues the book brings up are amazing ...
This Sci-Fi action novel was a great read. It was more than a book to pass the time. I found myself playing the role of characters or "products" at various points of the book and experiencing it for myself. The political and social issues the book brings up are amazing and provide a very interesting spin on them. Most interesting was the issue of reproduction and civil unions replacing marriage. Bravo Mr. Landstrom

posted by UbiquitousCandor on March 28, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

A bad imitation of William Gibson's style.

It seems to want to imitate William Gibson's style, but it's tiresome, overly complicated (as opposed to complex), and plays around with certain gamer metaphores ("frags"? Really? Is this a quake-novel?) like some kind of cult. I couldn't get past the second chapter, i...
It seems to want to imitate William Gibson's style, but it's tiresome, overly complicated (as opposed to complex), and plays around with certain gamer metaphores ("frags"? Really? Is this a quake-novel?) like some kind of cult. I couldn't get past the second chapter, it made me tired trying to keep up with it. Sorry.

posted by RangerElf on June 25, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    good concept, drags at the end

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  • Posted May 1, 2011

    Worth reading...

    It was a little hard to get into with all the technical jargon, but I really enjoyed it as the story progressed. The wole Oversoul idea and the psychology behind it was intriging. Over-all a decent read.

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  • Posted April 13, 2011

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    Good dystopia read

    A good read for fans of the Dystopia (1984, Brave New World, etc.) or sci-fi genres. Doesn't hurt to understand gaming, although it isn't essential. Yes, it's long on details (especially of the quests), but don't let that throw you off. You'll enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2010

    hmm...interesting

    Not badly written, this does move along. It's a very complicated world (especially, perhaps to nongamers) but I could still follow, so it's not alienating or for only the gamer crowd. There is actually character growth, although it comes in fits and starts--the ending actually does surprise, but that's in part because the main character may grow, but he sounds like he's still the same as at the start. This does get a little long, as the rules of the game and the quests just keep going on. Last third seems to focus on the details instead of character interaction, hence the rather unjustified ending. In the end interesting and enjoyable,even if I would have liked more psychology.

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  • Posted May 3, 2010

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    It starts off interesting...

    I thought a Sci-Fi story was a good idea. It began pretty intereting. It gets a little hard to follow because of the "computer talk" in the begining. As the story went on, it dragged a little. I was waiting so long for the "end of the game" that it started to get a little boring.
    Over-all, it was just ok for me.

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