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Veil Kindle Edition

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Length: 623 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 1476 KB
  • Print Length: 623 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: August 11, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008WHUPIK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,668,784 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Apparently highly offensive but relatively easy on the eyes. He means everything he says, unless someone takes offense--in which case it was just a joke and perhaps they shouldn't be so uptight.

He has a son, a lover, a mother, a father, sisters, brothers, good friends, a dog, and a foul mouth; therefore, he has all he needs. This is his first book, so he's not entirely sure what he's doing, but he gotsa liking for the story and the characters. His only hope is others do as well. If they don't, screw 'em; he never liked them anyway.

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Book one of the New Veil World trilogy is complete: VEIL. Please excuse me while I finish the other two. It will only take about eight years...six chimpanzees...ohhhh and did I mention there-might-be-a-dead-puppy-involved?

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Aaron Overfield is also the content manager for www.ninasimone.com.

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By squirrel cch on September 11, 2012
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I've gotta be honest, the first 3 or 4 chapters I really struggled with reading but continued because I never like to leave a book unfinished. Basically it was difficult for me because I'm a siple minded person and teh author is so complex (in a good way) it was hard for me to keep up. However, once getting past my 'hump' I could NOT put it down. I was so amazed with the author's creativity that I was obsessed with what he thought of next. I was highly entertained with Suri and Hunter's relationship. I'm in awe of his talent and imagination that is brought to this story (not to mention the author looks pretty hot :)). I'm looking forward to what he thinks up for the next book!!!
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It became a really intriguing story for me as I read along further. Glad I gave it a chance because right at first it wasn't my cup of tea. I'll applaud the author for taking what is a rather complex subject and making it understandable. A major portion of the story line involves creating the technology in order to read minds.

Really, Veil has a dense plot that I felt was well written. As I went along the harder it was to put down. I really like the retribution element to the whole story line, the woman scorned kind of thing.

I did receive a free copy of the book for this review.
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When the Widow Tsay decides to avenge the death of her husband the world will never be the same. In telling her story Aaron Overfield's Veil presents a convincing and frightening vision of social evolution.

The absolute best part of this book is the way people relate to one another. Emotions aren't just surface decoration, but are all encompassing. People love with their whole heart and hate just as strongly. They also contradictorily treat each other with complete irreverence. They call each other nasty names and fling politically incorrect insults at one another, as only those most comfortable with each other can. Most of which is really funny. So are a lot of the author's interjections. While this makes the book a joy to read there really is a serious message here. What is the moral responsibility of science and scientists? What marks us out as individuals and how much of this is necessary to live appreciable human lives? Like Huxley or Orwell, Overfield forces the reader to imagine how dangerous it can be to give up too much of their autonomy, no matter how well-intentioned the organisation involved.

Despite the bold characters I wouldn't consider the book to be character driven (unless you consider Veil as a character). It tends to leap at regular intervals, leaving the main cast to age unobserved. Every time it did this I thought, 'no I want to know more about what happened next.' I was quickly engrossed in the next epoch of Veil, however, and forgot my disappointment.

The book is quite long and does tend to repeat itself. This might or might not be a purposeful attempt to remind the reader of earlier events. I don't know. Either way, while it is noticeable it isn't particularly distracting.

If you pick this one up I recommend reading all of the book, and by all of it I mean everything from the copyright page to the epilogue and beyond. It's worth it. (Not something I have cause to say often.)
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I don't know what I expected when I opened this book up in my Kindle for the first time, but it certainly wasn't what I got! This is a powerful, hard science fiction debut from author Aaron Overfield and I enjoyed it from start to finish.

First, here's the run down:

Jin Tsay is the world's most brilliant scientist. No, really, he is. He discovers a technology that literally changes the world. He also has just about the most perfect relationship with his wife. They are so thoughtfully in love it makes you either want to puke with the sweetness or fume with jealousy. Suren, his wife, is quietly content with her world, her husband, and her role in life, but all that changes when the military decides they no longer need the brilliant Dr. Tsay in order to complete take over his project.

The technology is Veil - a new way to experience "reality" or someone's reality, because the whole purpose of Veil is to experience the thoughts and feelings of others like they are your own.

Enter Ken, Jin's former academic partner, and Hunter, just a loud-mouthed gay guy (who happens to be a brilliant scientist and inventor of neuro-prostheses) Hunter really wants to screw over the military and Ken really wants to contribute to his friend's legacy!

I loved Hunter - he is cool to the extreme. I loved his sassy attitude and his one-liners and how protective and caring he was to his friends. I even loved how he treated Suren in the end.

But really, I identified most with Ken. Ken, the not-quite-as-smart-as-Jin scientist who agrees to help fulfill Jin's dream project for Suren, even though he's morally against it.
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Unlike some of the other reviewers, I was unable to put this down. Actually, did not think I would enjoy it but boy was I wrong. I was fascinated by the concept of Veiling and highly recommend this book. Cannot wait to read the rest of the series.
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