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DoOon Mode (Mode, Book 4) Mass Market Paperback – April 15, 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Anthony packs his fourth and concluding volume set in the Mode multiverse (Virtual Mode; etc.) with a huge variety of characters, a brisk, episodic plot, plenty of sex and some superficial emotional heft. A trio of cat-based androids from DoOon Mode accepts a challenge posed by the evil Emperor Ddwng to find clinically depressed, suicidal 14-year-old Colene and her loving, stable husband, Darius, to force them to hand over the powerful Chip. With the Chip, Ddwng will be able to travel the multiverse and raid it ruthlessly for supplies and genetic material. Surprisingly, Darius agrees to turn the Chip over (could it be he knows something that Ddwng does not?), and he and his telepathically linked friends, now counting the cat androids among their number, traverse the alternative realities of the Modes to Darius's home Mode, finding adventure and solving problems along the way. In so doing they grow closer, eventually forming a hive a mentally joined group of beings that shares thoughts and emotions. Feeling she must separate from the hive to conquer her fears, Colene faces in the highly disturbing last chapter her greatest fear sex and discovers what happened in her past that has scarred her so terribly. Unwary readers who get this far may feel as Colene does, "deeply buried in awfulness, with no way to escape," but Anthony's legions of adolescent fans should be immune to what others may consider bad taste and bad writing.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
From Library Journal
Fleeing a real world that has become too harsh for her to accept, Colleen enters a fantastic realm of varying "modes," where she finds a group of companions to accompany her on a journey toward healing and self-knowledge. Ultimately, Colleen must face the monster responsible for her troubled past and find a way to save all the worlds that she has come to love. Concluding his Mode series (Virtual Mode, Fractal Mode, Chaos Mode), Anthony delivers a parable that uses high-tech trappings to conceptualize the struggle between good and evil. The author's large following should guarantee a demand for this cleverly told sf adventure.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Top customer reviews
The story and plot might be too childish for most adult readers, but if you love adventure and exploration of new worlds (in this case it is universes, or "modes") you'll probably love these books too.
I have to disagree with those that thought the book was a disappointment. It would have been a disappointment if he has never written an ending of what happen to Colene. I think it is nice that Piers decided to listen to his fans and finishing to publish this book.
Some don't like the use of the Nulls characters in the series and thought that they were too stupid in Virtual Mode. I don't agree. They weren't stupid just slaves. Piers used the same style that he used in Fractal Mode. To use the first chapter of the book to introduce fully the new anchors before Colene and her gang show up in the scene.
But let's talk about the merit of this book. I found the story enthralling and poignant. Throughout the book we learn a lot more of why Colene is a depressed and suicidal teenager. We got hints in Virtual Mode when she told Sequiro how unhappy she was when she visited Panama before the rape. The rape just exacerbates a downhill trend that was killing her slowly already. We learned even more about Maresy and why she is important to Colene. In a way, this is ultimately Colene story and we get all the answer of our questions that came up throughout the previous 3 books.
I did enjoying learning more about the Nulls society. I don't know if they are philosophers but they indeed are worthy people that unfortunately know that they are doom in DoOon to do as they are asked or died. They are aware of their condition. They have been conditioned to behave in certain ways and as usually Colene changes all that. Pussy, Tom and Cat are loyal characters and friends and I think it makes sense, when the times come, that Pussy helped Colene to face her fears, the same way Colene helped Pussy in her world. It would have been better to have Nona instead but at the same time, Nona couldn't evade her duties forever so we lost her previously in the story.
The action and pace was good, although there is more dialogue and inner-dialogue in this book than the previous one but not by much if we think of Chaos Mode who has a lot of inner dialoge. Darius surprised me as the end when he kept his word to send the Chip back to the evil emperor but still foiling him. It was pleasant too to have Sequiro back with Colene together with Maresy. The character that was most underused was Burgess unfortunately.
A warning to readers. If you don't like sexual explicit scenes don't read the book. Because it have them and plenty. They are in the proper places and they are justified but nevertheless, some of them are not for the faint of heart. To understand Colene's fears and trauma it is needed to look very deeply in all the horrible things that had happened to her. I like the catharsis style that Piers used to release Colene's fears. I find the ending satisfying and sad, since I know that they are not going to be more Mode books exploring the Virtual Mode.
Finally, for readers' asking why is revealed in the story that Nona has the same ability than Colene of self-regenerating happiness/sadness. My opinion is that Piers' wanted to show the temptation for both Darius and Nona to get married. It would have solved Darius problem since he needed a bride that he could love and not kill. It would have offered Nona a chance to marry a handsome and noble guy and avoid being queen, but they both knew that doing such would have not solved their personal problems and created more, since they both loved and cared for Colene and that would have indeed killed her. At least this is my interpretation. I am sure that other can find other interpretation.
So, do I recommend this book to buy? Absolutely. If you are Piers' fans and a Mode's fans, you should buy it and create your own opinion about it. If you want it hardcover or paperback is another story. You decide how much you want to pay. If you are new to the Mode series and Piers' work, if will be better to read the previous ones just to understand what is going on. When I read this book I didn't bring any expectations I just wanted a closure to Colene story and I got that. Everything else is bonus.