Lucy Crocker 2.0by Caroline Preston
Nobody could have predicted that Lucy Crocker, former children's librarian and unabashed computer ignoramus, would be the one to save the family's software company. Nevertheless, that's exactly what happens when she unexpectedly brainstorms a fantasy computer game called Maiden's Quest. Suddenly, Lucy's a cyber-guru. But now trouble is brewing in the Crocker
Nobody could have predicted that Lucy Crocker, former children's librarian and unabashed computer ignoramus, would be the one to save the family's software company. Nevertheless, that's exactly what happens when she unexpectedly brainstorms a fantasy computer game called Maiden's Quest. Suddenly, Lucy's a cyber-guru. But now trouble is brewing in the Crocker family. Lucy is having trouble producing the Maiden's Quest sequel. Then she discovers that her husband is receiving erotic messages from their publicity director, and the kids are ogling smut on the Internet. Lucy decides that it's time to escape the modern world and flee into the wilderness, with unexpected and hilarious results.
Preston's wit, insight, and light touch are on full display in this novel about the comic and not so comic effects of technology on life and love.
The New York Times Book Review
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Chapter 1: Gossip Net
Maiden's Quest priestess, Lucy Crocker, was nowhere to be seen at the latest P.C. gamer convention at the Monterey Hyatt. Her husband, Ed Crocker, prez of Crocker Software, was there handing out Maiden's Quest II T-shirts and mugs. Where's Lucy? we asked. Back at home putting the finishing touches on Maiden's Quest II, said Ed. And when will the sequel to the world's most popular fantasy game be released? By Christmas, saith Ed Crocker. Every good little MQ I fanatic better write Saint Nick right now to make sure a pentagon-shaped package is waiting under the Christmas tree. Ed says anyone who can't wait until then can visit the Maiden's Quest II web page at www.Crocker.com.
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This book is a light and fun novel of a semi-dysfunctional family in today's computerized world. You'll see friends, neighbors, and family members in the characters. Lucy's best friend is someone everyone should have as a friend - a straightforward, shoot-from-the-hip person who really tells it like it is. And you don't have to know computers to like this book - in fact, you'll relate a lot better to Lucy if you're not computer literate! I couldn't put this book down, and highly recommend it.
I finished this book in a day and my only regret was I hated to say goodby. Lucy and the rest of the characters were smart, funny, and totally enjoyable. This book focuses on modern life and all its frailties.