From bestselling comic-book franchise writer Charles Soule comes a clever and witty first novel of a twentysomething New Yorker who wakes up one morning with the power to predict the future—perfect for fans of Joe Hill and Brad Meltzer, or books like This Book Is Full of Spiders and Welcome to Night Vale.
Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded Web site with the help of his friend Hamza to selectively announce his revelations. In no time, global corporations are offering him millions for exclusive access, eager to profit from his prophecies.
He's also making a lot of high-powered enemies, from the President of the United States and a nationally prominent televangelist to a warlord with a nuclear missile and an assassin grandmother. Legions of cyber spies are unleashed to hack the Site—as it's come to be called—and the best manhunters money can buy are deployed not only to unmask the Oracle but to take him out of the game entirely. With only a handful of people he can trust—including a beautiful journalist—it's all Will can do to simply survive, elude exposure, and protect those he loves long enough to use his knowledge to save the world.
Delivering fast-paced adventure on a global scale as well as sharp-witted satire on our concepts of power and faith, Marvel writer Charles Soule's audacious debut novel takes readers on a rollicking ride where it's impossible to predict what will happen next.
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About the Author
Charles Soule is a New York Times-bestselling, Brooklyn-based comic book writer, musician, and attorney. He is best known for writing Daredevil, She-Hulk, Death of Wolverine and various Star Wars comics from Marvel Comics, as well as his creator-owned series Curse Words from Image Comics and the award-winning political sci-fi epic Letter 44 from Oni Press.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Soule did a great job. This kept my interest until the end. Suspenseful, well written, and smart.
See headline. 'Nuff said.
4.5 rating for this sci-fi thriller that I couldn't seem to turn the pages fast enough. Will Dando receives 108 predictions one night while sleeping, with no idea where they came from. He woke up with the list in his head. And without fail, every single one comes true no matter what is done to try to prevent the outcome. Will and his best friend start a website called The Site and an anonymous Will becomes The Oracle. I really enjoyed the premise of the book along with loving the MC. He was just an ordinary good guy who becomes one of the most famous people in the world. Everyone wants to know their future. Everyone wants a piece of him. Including our own government. I'll most definitely be on the lookout for any future books that Charles Soule writes!
Great fiction from a new author with a hopeful ending, rare these days . Good character development especially for a semi science fiction novel. Lots of interesting twists .