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Daemon is an ambitious novel, which sets out not only to entertain, which it surely does, but also to challenge the reader to consider social issues as broad as the implications of living in a technologically advanced world and whether democracy can survive in such a world.
The storyline portrays one possible world consequent to the development of the technological innovations that we currently live with and the reality that the author, Suarez, imagines will evolve, and it is chilling and tense (on www.thedaemon.com the reader can find evidence that the seemingly incredible advances Suarez proposes could in fact become real). Daemon is filled with multiple scenes involving power displays by the Daemon's allies resulting in complete loss of control by its enemies, violence with new and innovative weaponry, explosions, car crashes, blood, guts, and limbs-cut-off galore.
As far as computer complexity, Daemon will satisfy any computer geek's thirst. I was thankful for Pete Sebeck, the detective in the book whose average-person understanding of computers necessitates an occasional explanation about what is going on. I came away from the novel with a new understanding, respect, and fear of computer capability.
In the end, Suarez invites the reader to enter the "second age of reason," to think about where recent and imminent advances in computer technology are taking us and whether we want to go there. For me, it is this "thinking" aspect of the novel which makes it a particularly fun, satisfying, and significant read.
One of the best books I have read in a long time. Skillfully and surprisingly well written for a new writer. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Trish
I was recommended this book by a close friend, and couldn't put it down once I picked it up. I read the whole book in one sitting. Read morePublished 3 days ago by bravou
Meh. Scary premise but poorly written...AND this was a really cheap paperback edition adding to the negative impression.Published 8 days ago by MetaDreaming
This book is a modern version of Tom Clancy. Whereas Tom Clancy loved throwing around military acronyms and the threat scenarios were creatures of his time, Suarez conjures up a... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Easy read. Good fun. Original story. I can't wait to read the next in the series. I was a bit disappointed that nothing was really wrapped up but I'll keep reading.Published 13 days ago by Anthony M. Jones
Book 1 of Daemon. This is an absolutely fantastic story and "Freedom" book 2 really wraps up the story line very well. I would LOVE to see a movie created both books!!Published 13 days ago by Coder Guy
I really enjoyed this book. It is quite different from when I normally read. Technically, it was well beyond my understanding of computers and electronics today. Read morePublished 16 days ago by howard l. serotta