- File Size: 578 KB
- Print Length: 222 pages
- Publication Date: May 15, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CTA3YIE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,311,571 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Faust 2.0 (Morton & Mitchell Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Pro: The computing references used in the story and the way the technology was used by both sides equally gave the story a strong air of authority, especially for this reader who is knowledgeable about the industry. I also appreciated the way that the antagonist lost in the end because it didn't understand human nature properly.
Cons: I thought the AI was a little too human-like with some very human limitations. Now, there could very well be reasons for this as part of the overall series arc, but there was a little too much anthropomorphism for my tastes.
This book is listed at the first book in a series titled 'Morton & Mitchell'. To me this is the most intriguing aspect of the book. The role of the Mitchell character is obvious throughout the book, however, the role of the Morton character is very ambiguous, which is a strong incentive to pick up the next book just to find out what the heck is going on with Morton.
Overall an enjoyable read. People without some sort of knowledge of computing might find some of the technical references hard going.
Brookes proves his talent by weaving a multifarious web of mystery, suspense, and terror, peopled with a strong cast of diverse characters. Lust, greed, and power play a pivotal role among them, yet, to my relief, I didn't find the characters to be highly stereotypical. I think a more evolved romantic element between Sarah and James would've bolstered Sarah's impetus near the end. It seemed a bit shallow. And, while I do not understand much of the technological jargon or schematics, I would have liked to have seen a more complex battle between Sarah and the demon, for their final conflict appeared to be over nearly as quickly as it had begun.
Overall, a very well-written, compelling read, complete with a dangling carrot that promises us, "it ain't over yet!"
The characters are interesting and well defined. Maybe the main character, Sarah, in a few instances falls in Hollywood stereotypes; however they don't stand out breaking the flow of the book. It is the first book, so hopefully we will get to know Sarah better on the next installment and the mysterious Morton.
The secondary characters are interesting as well, which is always a welcome detail (that doesn't happen that often in modern literature, actually).
The nemesis in the story is great. I really liked and looked forward reading more chapters about her/it.
All in all, it's a fast paced thriller, that I thoroughly enjoyed.
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