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The Friend Request

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Of its time. Really enjoyable

There are some really funny parts in this book. I enjoyed it from start to finish, especially as I'm a Facebook Whore - the same as the lead character. Although the plot isn't ground-breakingly original, it takes the familiar theme to a new level by basing it around Fac...
There are some really funny parts in this book. I enjoyed it from start to finish, especially as I'm a Facebook Whore - the same as the lead character. Although the plot isn't ground-breakingly original, it takes the familiar theme to a new level by basing it around Facebook and most peoples' obsession with sharing their info and broadcasting their thoughts. Definitely recommended.

posted by TobyBaker on July 8, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Awful

The idea was interesting but the execution was an epic fail. If I was not distracted by the multitude of typos and grammatical errors, I was trying to figure out how certain parts were remotely relative. If this is what passes for literature today, I will stick with ...
The idea was interesting but the execution was an epic fail. If I was not distracted by the multitude of typos and grammatical errors, I was trying to figure out how certain parts were remotely relative. If this is what passes for literature today, I will stick with the classics!

posted by 10512248 on December 26, 2011

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  • Posted August 23, 2010

    I dare you to put this book down long enough to change your profile status

    This book will make you laugh, feel smug, tickle your superiority complex and then have you feeling bashful all in the space of ten pages.

    Anyone who has ever been on a social networking site needs to read this if only to see, and laugh at, themselves.

    Alex Ford has managed to capture the beguiling way that sites like Facebook play on our narcissistic nature and the dangers that may very well lurk in such vanity.

    This fun, yet scarily plausible, read will make you think (if only for a minute) about the consequences that a few seconds vanity might hold.

    It has been said before, on Facebook (by me), but Ben Elton had better watch his back. It looks like there's a new writer in town.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2010

    The Friend Request

    This new novel by Alex Ford is a brilliant read.
    It's thought-provoking,funny,entertaining and topical.
    I couldn't put it down.
    I highly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2011

    VERY GOOD BOOK

    Makes u think about your status..... enjoyed the story also

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

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    What a great book!

    Wow. This book hooked me from the start. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldnt wait to see what happened next. I really enjoyed reading it. As a Facebook junkie, it really does make you think about what you share online.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Good read

    I liked this book! It makes you think how easy the whole idea would be. There was only one part in the book that was a bit silly where the bad guy keeps passing gas. No idea what importance it had. Other than that it's a great read...Get it while its free because I'm sure it won't last long! You'll be glad you did :-)

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

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    Great story!

    The reality of how much personal information we post online, especially to social networking sites, is brought vividly home to the reader of this book. I loved reading this book; it was a really good story. It was also terrifying in a way because if you use social networking sites, you know there is a good chance that this story is being played out in real life more often than we would like to think.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    Awesome!

    Very good! Makes you think about your own status updates. Fun to read, highly recomend.

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