- File Size: 1090 KB
- Print Length: 407 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Mozaika Publications (November 29, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 29, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LDLSOFM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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That basic idea could have been the basis of an interesting piece of science fiction, were it not for two fundamental flaws. The lesser of these was the over-the-top gee-whiz treatment of the abilities of the various computer geniuses, who are able to knock out code flawlessly in a few minutes that would take a small army of ordinary mortals months or years to implement. I'd be willing to forgive this as a common conceit in so many sic-fi movies, were it not so totally implausible. One of these geniuses is his love interest and help-mate, a side plot that isn't essential, but at least she's about the only remotely likable character in the book.
The more serious problem with the book was the action plot involving dastartly Russian kidnappers who abscond with the protagonist's mom to obtain her brain technology, leading to a rescue operation that is filled with gratuitous violence. Not only are the Russians nasty, but the "good guys" on the rescue mission, notably including our hero's cousin Joe, are just as unpleasant characters. Worse, the writing of these scenes is terrible, with one narrow escape after another, each accompanied by trite expressions of horror as our hero faces yet another hopeless challenge. All this has nothing really to do with advancing the basic neuroscience nanotechnology plot, except for the super-powers it gives our hero. But after a while, I tire of his constant wonderment about how his growing abilities must be attributable to the "brain boost" his "brainocytes" are providing him with.
Were it not for the superpower of annoyance the audiobook provided me while doing my workout at the gym, I'd have never been able to finish the book. Don't waste your time hoping it will improve, if you've already bought it, and don't pay for it if you haven't. Fortunately, I got mine free as part of my Amazon Prime subscription!
I'm looking forward to the second one.
Buy this book. You can't go wrong for $.99, and that will tell you if you want to spend the very reasonable amounts to get the next in the series.
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