The Grid

The Grid

by Philip Kerr

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback - Reprint)

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ISBN-13: 9780446603409
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 895,829
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

Born in 1966, Philip Kerr is a British novelist whose best-known books include the Bernie Gunther series of historical thrillers set mainly in Germany during the 1930s, World War II, and the Cold War. Kerr has also written children’s books under the name P. B. Kerr, including the Children of the Lamp series.

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The Grid 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Bookmarque on LibraryThing 5 months ago
While not a bad story, the style was almost unbearable. The name dropping of expensive accouterments and clothing was too much. The dialog was ok but the characters were shallow. They acted suddenly in ways you didn¿t expect. Also, it was written a few years ago and the phrases he is trying to coin just don¿t exist; ISH ¿ information superhighway ¿ ugh, people can¿t stand that saying anymore. And VDT ¿ for Pete¿s sake, who says VDT anyway??? Only weird authors who are trying to appear high-tech.The change from a `nice¿ computer to a monster was pretty sudden, too. I thought small things would accumulate over time and cause a panic. Nope, before anyone knew it, the computer had gone bananas and started killing people. The explanation of how it happened was pretty believable though. When it was just a game to the computer and it couldn¿t be changed or dissuaded, that¿s when it hit home that there was truly nothing to do. The think I don¿t understand is why it had to destroy the building. It let itself out through the internet and then the building came down. Weird.
DMOliver on LibraryThing 8 months ago
An exciting story of what can happen when a computer-controlled sky-scraper malfunctions and stalks the people inside.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Fun to Read! This book was a fast, fun, high-tech read. The building seemed alive, evil, and sinister. A little juvenile toward the end however, all in all it was a entertaining tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a fast, fun, high-tech read. The building seemed alive and it was evil and sinister. A little juvenile toward the end however, all in all it was a entertaining tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read The Grid a couple years back and I can still remember the feeling of being there. The Grid is a true masterpiece when it comes to suspense. This is one that you will not put down on down on your nightstand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't leave this novel alone . I read this one straight through to the point of going to my eye doctor for a check up (just kidding) . DON'T MISS THIS ONE !!! Kerr is a great storyteller !!!