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Posted September 11, 2013
Posted April 28, 2013
Usual good, absorbing read by Mr. Sawyer
Gave it 4 stars instead of five because thought the ending was lacking the "punch" (thought provoking) close I usually expect from this author. I would have given it 4.5 stars if I could.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I like many of Sawyer's writings because he often takes what is almost feasible now and projects it into the not too distant future. I don't care for sci-fi that has unbelievable life-forms in some unbelievable time/place.
Even in the writings Sawyer has done using non-human life forms - he makes them seem believable.
Posted July 25, 2012
"Triggers" is a thought-provoking, compelling read fu
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"Triggers" is a thought-provoking, compelling read full of suspense and intriguing characters. Robert J. Sawyer's latest meets and exceeds his standard of excellence in writing and story-telling.
In the midst of home-grown terror and a major national defensive initiative, there is an assassination attempt on the American President. At the same time the President is the operating room, Doctor Singh is attempting a new proceedure to treat the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of an Iraq War Vet by altering his memories. The White House is bombed and the electro-magnetic pulse affects Dr. Sighn's treatment process. Minds and memories are linked, including the Iraq War Vet and the President.
Set against the backdrop of a political thriller, Sawyer masterfully weaves in discussion of racism, abuse, the affects of war on our soldiers, and political responsibility. And once again, in true Sawyer fashion, he shows us that there is an acceptable, preferred alternative to what we know and the direction society is going.
"Triggers" is filled with non-stop action and touching interpersonal moments between characters. I couldn't put it down. If you've read any of Sawyer's previous books, you will love this one. If you've only started reading Sawyer after watching "FlashForward", you will love this book. Whether you love thrillers or Science Fiction, or interpersonal drama, you will love this book.
Posted July 8, 2012
Wasnt his best
Ive read most of his stuff when it was first printed in analog and usualy cant wait for his next piece but as one reviewer said it was redundant but i also found it predictable the begining was good thoughWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 12, 2012
Posted April 30, 2012
Posted April 17, 2012
I read this when it was printed as a serial in Analog. As always
I read this when it was printed as a serial in Analog. As always with Robert J. Sawyer, it's an enjoyable read. It feels like he rewrote FlashForward with TV in mind (and I believe he said something similar was the idea behind this book.) This book, like his others, lets you get to know the characters well. I'd rate it a 5 but the main topic isn't one that grabs me and mostly for that reason I'd rate some of his other books higher. Definitely a worthwhile read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 13, 2012
Posted October 23, 2011
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