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Beautiful Red Paperback – March 14, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
Wehm paints a fascinating picture of a society where the internet is everywhere and everyone is connected to it at all times -- a society where most of the world's problems have been eradicated, and where life is ... mundane and dull. People live connected online because everyone and everything is more beautiful and interesting there. But, of course, things are not how they simply appear.....
The storyline is interesting as Jack, our heroine, first discovers small discrepancies in her work as an online security officer. She then starts recognizing pieces of a puzzle: crimes showing an underbelly of malevolence and cruelty that shouldn't and couldn't possibly exist ... but does.
Characters may seem underdeveloped, but that's the whole point. Nobody in this society gets close enough to anyone else to see or know who they truly are. I had a couple of suspicions mid-way through the book, but was still a bit surprised by the ending. Nicely done!
This isn't an outstanding novel nor a can't-put-down page-turner. It is, however, an entertaining story to sit back and enjoy. There are a few typos scattered throughout the book, but nothing that can't be easily determined. Understanding now that this was written in under 30 days as a contest entry, the mistakes are forgivable -- but a revised edition to fix typos would be nice.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
1) This is a NaNoWriMo Book: A 50,000+ word book contest is held every November on the NaNoWriMo website. Read more
I enjoyed the futuristic storyline and stayed interested in the mystery. It did get slow in places but was enjoyable overall. I did, however, find the many editing errors annoying.Published on January 10, 2011 by joanneb