Digital Divide

Digital Divide

by K.B. Spangler

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BN ID: 2940044428287
Publisher: K.B. Spangler
Publication date: 04/03/2013
Series: Rachel Peng , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 269,721
File size: 365 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

K.B. Spangler lives in North Carolina with her husband, Brown, and as many Rottweilers as she can sneak in the house without his noticing.

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Digital Divide (Rachel Peng - Book 1) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
RJoie More than 1 year ago
"When the first chapters came out (I've been following this in serial, waiting anxiously for each new part), I wrote this to the author: "The prose writing is not only stunningly consistent with the characterization in your comic dialogue, but it's also plain fun without taking away from the fact that you're dealing with a pair of detectives who are actively working to shift a long-held paradigm (several, actually)." It only got better. One of the things we lack in the comic (of which I have been a fan for so long) is narration. There are some comic artists that I am glad of that fact. But in the case of Spangler, it makes me a little sad. Her writing has a beautiful rhythm to it, flowing naturally where the reader needs to process information quickly and easily, but balancing itself with complex phrasings that not only cause the reader to pause and take note - Something important is happening here! - but also to consider that which they have already read. Layers are hidden within layers and I love to get lost in them, because the story is such a wonderful reward. Also, I need to take a moment to talk about the characters, because there is not enough good that can be said. I loved Rachel and Santino when they first showed up, not long before the release of Digital Divide. There was a pleasant banter that already had a history to it and this novel is the beginnings of that history. But even more than the main detectives in the story, who I already loved, this book was an exercise in falling in love with fictional characters. I'm used to doing so, as I'm a recovering literature major, but I was surprised by the depth I felt so quickly. Detective Matt Hill, who is the epitome of a pleasant surprise; Detective Jacob Zockinski, with his temper tantrums, absolute loyalty, and surprisingly hot wife; Agent Jason Atran, who I fully expected to loathe and came to understand, even care for; and, my personal, absolute, hands down favorite Agent Phil Netz, who spouts nonsense and comfort at just the right times while being the kind of bad ass that EVERYONE wants to keep around. I SO look forward to seeing them in the near future. The good news is, the comic cast - of which I am so fond - makes the necessary cameos without ever intruding on the novel cast's personal space. They are barely there at the fringes, but I still get a wonderful dose of Assistant Director Josh Glassman and Director Pat Mulcahy. One marvel of this novel is the way that Spangler's mind works communicates so well through the plot. I have a friend who I introduced to the comic who just couldn't make it through, not because of content or personal taste, but because Spangler has a truly unique way of presenting things. He could not connect (aside: I am not saying it takes adjustment or effort or is hard to connect to Spangler's style). Her phrasing is like a dialect all on its own, and I love it. Seeing the plot unfold was like seeing an old friend. The dialect of her language is apparent through every point of the plot. It is just as complex, just as hilarious and thought-provoking as the words, but in the kind of way that makes a mind run a jungle gym of potentials and possibilities while laughing uproariously at being lost and found at turns. We receive enough information to do better than "keep up," but we never receive so much that we are in any way ahead, and I love authors who can keep me on my toes like that. They are few and far between.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters, couldn't put it down. I highly recommend it.
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Digital Divide provides a fresh take on sci fi government conspiracies. The characters are engaging and relatable, the story is exciting, and the humor is wry. All in all, a perfect cocktail of a thriller!
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