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Slowly, he begins to fill in the blanks. Draith finds out he lives in Las Vegas, his house is burned to the ground, he runs a website specializing in the supernatural, and the coat he obtained earlier belonged to a man who died in the car accident that injured Draith. And the sunglasses in the coat pocket? They have the power to open locked doors, bend metal and are indestructible. Draith learns that the sunglasses are one of many commonplace items with unusual powers and they are just a small part of the deadly "game" he apparently has played before; a game played by "The Community".
Everyone seems to know Draith: the hard-ass detective accusing him of various murders, the stripper with the heart of gold, the faceless owner of the Lucky Seven Casino who prefers to sit in his darkened domain, the leader of the cultist group that can open doors ("rips") to other dimensions. Everyone but himself; his mind was "scrubbed clean" by Dr. Meng. Draith is determined to find out his past and the truth behind the car accident.
It's an interesting story that reminded me of a video game; there are the objects of power, invasive mutants called "The Gray Men", domains, rules, rogues, The Community, different dimensions, and everyone wants to win. Even in this context, the characters are believable, likable, interesting.Read more ›
Early in the book's setting, I was often reminded of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. However, the further I read, the further separated the books became, and for the better. Where I found American Gods to be an okay read that never provided any satisfaction to the intrigue it provided (or much sense from the protagonist), Technomancer provided a more practical reading experience and effectively builds on the intrigue. Though most of the characters are not terribly deep and ultimately forgettable, like American Gods many compliment the story to provide an added level of interest, if only to further sustain the plot. Larson used many of them effectively as opposed to relegating them to plot devices. Several reviews have drawn comparisons with other works by various authors; I have not read the ones mentioned so American Gods was the only story I found parallels to, though minor.
Larson has an easy to read writing style and seems to make a concerted effort when describing a sequence of events or actions so that the reader does not get lost or confused. He is also a logical writer, at least in the three books I have read thus far, where the reader can see the methodical process by which the protagonist comes to a decision or realization. Though this process can sometimes become tedious to read, Larson's style is not one to dwell for long periods with introspection, and that is why Technomancer, though somewhat procedural in its execution, was so entertaining. It has a brisk pace and does not waste your time wading through mundane story telling.
In short, Technomancer is a fun, entertaining story, a promising start to the Unspeakable Things series, and I look forward to reading more.
There are power plays within the Community, an anarchist group who are doing things their own way and muder victims killed in bizarre ways, with a police detective who's more than he appears. Trying to navigate his way through all this without being killed or arrested, Draith tries to regain his memories and find what is left of the life he had.
I found this an imaginative, fast paced action book, that doesn't fall into any of the usual supernatural groups. There were moments of excitement, fear, sadness and yes laughter. For those who enjoy the weird and are looking for something truely new and different, this is probably it and looks to be the first in a new series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm used to aliens, laser cannons, large scale space battles, and the larger than life hero from Larson. What I got from Technomancer was different, but no less entertaining. Read morePublished 10 days ago by M. Kalish
I've read all of BV Larson's in space SiFi works. I was surprised when this series was so awesome. Original. Neat polt. Read it!Published 11 days ago by CyberRanger
Works Great Installed on ZTE Concorde and Galaxy SII, both running Android 4.2.1 and it runs perfectly on both. Read morePublished 2 months ago by dinesh ndv
This a very good story (no spoilers) told by an author of unusual talent. There are not many authors who can hook me on a reading all-nighter, but Larson did just that. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Scott Combs
This book has been fairly interesting with twists and turns that keep it moving and interesting. It has been worth reading. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Back To Grad School
The end felt a bit hurried.
Will definitely read the next one. 3 stars (almost 4). Second tier characters a bit light
The author makes the implausible plausible. A very good page turner.Published 4 months ago by Mark D. Hawthorne
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