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Upload Paperback – November 8, 2012
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The writing fluctuates from sciency to beautiful prose. I had a great sense of who the main character was throughout the book. I loved the progression he made from sheltered and self-protective to his end state.
The themes of the book are what are most captivating. The overall theme is that this is a love story - the main character is one who doesn't feel like he deserves to be loved. Another theme is the dichotomy between those who want to be alone and live safely and protected in their own world verses those who need human contact in order to thrive. Lastly is the theme of desiring to be part of something bigger in life. All three themes are nicely woven and intertwined.
If you don't enjoy science fiction or techy kinds of books, no worries here. There is enough of the beautiful writing and imaginative storyline for you to look past the genre. And when you get to the end, you won't believe it's over. I think this book will stay with me for quite some time. Thank you, Mr. McClelland!
The book is entirely from the point of view of one person and I found that I would like to have known more about some of the other character backgrounds.
The world is recognizable as an extension of our current world, but I found a few strange turns. That computer security would get more lax grated on my nerves a little. The main character walks through computer security with little difficulty.
The nanotechnology used for the v-chambers is fascinating, but without any mention of just what that style of nanotech would do for the world. At that level, it would be an amazingly disruptive technology. It seemed to me that some of the computer technology was incredibly advanced, but most other technologies were not.
While you could call the main character a punk, the story is not really cyber punk (except for one virtual world that would fit the bill).
I found the story a little uneven. Slow and plodding at times and other times, racing ahead fast enough to seem like it was skipping.
This is the first book in a series and end on a real cliff-hanger with a possibility of the death of the main character (or a copy of him, anyway) and I found that I really didn't care whether he lives or dies. I was more happy that I had finished the book (I like to finish one before going on to another).
That quote, I believe, represents both the story and the tone of the story perfectly.
Upload is a great story, written by an author that masters the art of crafting a great story and at the same time respects the genre enough to ensure that it stays more in the realm of science then fiction.
The story itself is a classis coming of age cobbled with a true love story, but the execution and the craftsmanship of the author ensures that it never feels mushy.
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