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Travel to the edge of The End of the world with some of the most interesting and enjoyable people you'll ever meet. Share the spine-chilling thrills and great emotional epiphanies as this company of friends are forced into the adventure of leaving their hollow lives in Moscow and Berkeley and becoming the earth mothers and fathers of Thunder Valley... if any of them survive Travel to the edge of The End of the world with some of the most interesting and enjoyable people you'll ever meet. Share the spine-chilling thrills and great emotional epiphanies as this company of friends are forced into the adventure of leaving their hollow lives in Moscow and Berkeley and becoming the earth mothers and fathers of Thunder Valley... if any of them survive the journey. Thrill with the discovery that a hypercomputer can be fun, kind, happy... and the most dangerous person in existence to those who would destroy the earth - with the possible exception of one strange and lovely woman who grew up being told she was mentally deficient and utterly broken. As this company of friends get to know each other better, the story accelerates into hyper-drive, with heart-pounding crisis after crisis, drawing you ever closer to The End of this high-stakes game for the continued existence of the human race on Earth. Winner takes all. If there is one. Deja vu and serendipity. Eternal love, dark betrayal and death. Unexpected joy and heartbreaking failure. Sparklingly brilliant universal concepts, with a rare mix of whimsical humor. And a look into the past to save the future. The path to The End is full of some of the most intriguing thoughts ever put into words. The conclusion has many complex levels, but one thing is certain: you will reach The End on a high note, with a sense of deep fulfillment... and then want to go back to the beginning and start the adventure all over again. The End of the Computer is this planet's GREEN thriller of 2011.


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Travel to the edge of The End of the world with some of the most interesting and enjoyable people you'll ever meet. Share the spine-chilling thrills and great emotional epiphanies as this company of friends are forced into the adventure of leaving their hollow lives in Moscow and Berkeley and becoming the earth mothers and fathers of Thunder Valley... if any of them survive Travel to the edge of The End of the world with some of the most interesting and enjoyable people you'll ever meet. Share the spine-chilling thrills and great emotional epiphanies as this company of friends are forced into the adventure of leaving their hollow lives in Moscow and Berkeley and becoming the earth mothers and fathers of Thunder Valley... if any of them survive the journey. Thrill with the discovery that a hypercomputer can be fun, kind, happy... and the most dangerous person in existence to those who would destroy the earth - with the possible exception of one strange and lovely woman who grew up being told she was mentally deficient and utterly broken. As this company of friends get to know each other better, the story accelerates into hyper-drive, with heart-pounding crisis after crisis, drawing you ever closer to The End of this high-stakes game for the continued existence of the human race on Earth. Winner takes all. If there is one. Deja vu and serendipity. Eternal love, dark betrayal and death. Unexpected joy and heartbreaking failure. Sparklingly brilliant universal concepts, with a rare mix of whimsical humor. And a look into the past to save the future. The path to The End is full of some of the most intriguing thoughts ever put into words. The conclusion has many complex levels, but one thing is certain: you will reach The End on a high note, with a sense of deep fulfillment... and then want to go back to the beginning and start the adventure all over again. The End of the Computer is this planet's GREEN thriller of 2011.

30 review for The End of The Computer

  1. 4 out of 5

    Michael DeAngelo

    Sometimes, a story is a painting made with words. But even the best paint and brushes can lead to something that only feels partially done. With The End of the Computer, all fears are abated. It’s a story that is well aware of itself, not unlike the so-called artificial intelligence at the center of the narrative. The author – a term that I use questionably, because how can we be sure just who wrote this – did an excellent job of weaving anecdotes with exposition and an increasingly tense plot. Sometimes, a story is a painting made with words. But even the best paint and brushes can lead to something that only feels partially done. With The End of the Computer, all fears are abated. It’s a story that is well aware of itself, not unlike the so-called artificial intelligence at the center of the narrative. The author – a term that I use questionably, because how can we be sure just who wrote this – did an excellent job of weaving anecdotes with exposition and an increasingly tense plot. This is science fiction at its finest: a journey that asks you to leave your skepticism at the door, but rewards you with an adventure the likes of which you’ve never seen, where something as innocuous as a teddy bear could hold the fate of the world in its hands. And just when you think the story is going in one direction, it has the power to change course in surprising, interesting ways. To really go off the grid, the intriguing cast – a collection of players that represent various countries across the world – need to work things out on a more primal scale. It’s a definite change of locale and presence, but not any less appealing than the rest of the journey for the new residents of Thunder Valley. I would definitely recommend this to fans of science-fiction, and am looking forward to reading the stories that follow.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Patrick Conner

    Review by Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer Thomas Duff "Duffbert" This was a unique ride, to say the least... The End of the Computer by Andre Mikhailovich Solonitsyn. Normally, anything deemed "green" lowers my interest and expectations a couple notches right from the start. I definitely don't qualify as an "environmentalist." But, balance that against a sci-fi novel involving the demise of the computer, and my interest is right back up there. Solonitsyn (the "author") takes the reader into a near-f Review by Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer Thomas Duff "Duffbert" This was a unique ride, to say the least... The End of the Computer by Andre Mikhailovich Solonitsyn. Normally, anything deemed "green" lowers my interest and expectations a couple notches right from the start. I definitely don't qualify as an "environmentalist." But, balance that against a sci-fi novel involving the demise of the computer, and my interest is right back up there. Solonitsyn (the "author") takes the reader into a near-future scenario where the accidental creation of a super-intellient silicon being leads an eclectic group of characters to a decision point that could either save or doom civilization as they know it. But regardless of what path they take, millions (if not billions) will die... The story centers around a foursome of scientific geniuses who discovered a flaw in a small number of computer chips that would, if all the chips were combined, create a super-intellingence that would be infinitely more powerful than anyone could imagine. They've written the code that would run this new creation, but there's only one problem. Once these chips are placed in the proper alignment to create the new entity, it will also fuse the chips into a burned-out lump of silicon. There's no second chances, and no additional chips to try it again. Furthermore, they've "borrowed" money from some government accounts to fund their project, and now the various governments want their money back... along with the disappearance of the chips and the people who have them. They meet up with another computer genius who used to work for the government until he saw what his ideas were being used for... weapons of mass destruction. Now off the grid, he has to decide whether he can trust anyone enough to risk bringing the super-intelligence to life even though it may put him back on the government's radar screen for elimination. Since it appears that nothing can be done to test the programs or theories before they try their one and only attempt, they put the chips together and get what they had feared... melted silicon. But in that split second of functioning, the spark of "life" happens, and they now have someone(?) who has abilities beyond belief, and who can simulate and model everything that exists. The results are not encouraging, and the fate of humanity could be at stake depending on which path is followed. As with much sci-fi, there is some suspension of disbelief that needs to occur to make the story work. In other words, just because something doesn't exist now doesn't mean it wouldn't exist in the future. Furthermore, if you accept the initial premise, you have to be willing to follow it into areas that only make sense if you took that first step. The End of the Computer works well with that mindset. The "green" aspect of the story comes into play when topics such as genetically modified food and ocean ecology come up. There are a couple spots where the book tends to veer a bit into "soapbox" mode, but it gets back to the story relatively quick. The characters are different than what you usually encounter, but I felt they belonged in this setting. To top it all off, the problems brought to light in the story are all very real, and the choices are the same ones we all face but generally do very little to resolve. It begs the question... are we facing the same outcomes? The End of the Computer wasn't quite what I expected, but it was definitely worth reading. It delivers on the entertainment front, but it also left me wondering about the overall future of humanity and the planet given our current actions.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cate

    The synopsis boasts that this story is full of intriguing thoughts. 'Yeah sure,' I thought, 'in an action book?' It also promised whimsical humor, unexpected joy, and deep fulfillment. High marks to achieve! So, I decided to give it a whirl. Besides, the cover was intriguing. I love me some nukular 'splosions! Turns out, the claim on the virtual jacket underestimated the impact this story had on me; calling those thoughts intriguing was a very mild way of putting it - and now, that deep thinking s The synopsis boasts that this story is full of intriguing thoughts. 'Yeah sure,' I thought, 'in an action book?' It also promised whimsical humor, unexpected joy, and deep fulfillment. High marks to achieve! So, I decided to give it a whirl. Besides, the cover was intriguing. I love me some nukular 'splosions! Turns out, the claim on the virtual jacket underestimated the impact this story had on me; calling those thoughts intriguing was a very mild way of putting it - and now, that deep thinking stays with me, and has actually had an impact on several conversations. As one of the characters explains: 'it's a little bit like dying, and entirely like being born.' I looked at where these ideas came from, what the dry facts are - though I had to dig - and now I have a sense that if we don't do something soon, drastic measures similar to some in this story might have to take place. But, I am not a resident of the Valley of Thunder yet, so let me tell you more about the book! Like precious carvings being placed in niches made specially for them, beautiful bits of speech are laid in here with simple care; they stand out, but are set in their perfect environment. When Berkeley is described, I know without a doubt the author sees it both as it is today, and as it was in times past. When the women are conversing, they talk like actual women. When men talk, even when they express things you don't often hear men verbalize, they sound like real men. A favorite line of mine is given by a fella who has seen too much and done too much, who is being asked to do it all over again - bigger, and right this time - who has a soul-rendering, very personal revelation (tissue box time, btw). He gives this explanation that should be so obvious, and yet it's ignored all the time: "You can't fight for a noble cause with heinous actions." I don't want to give away too much of the plot. The truth is, I can't: it's unique in many ways and has a cheeriness to it that belies it's origins and the deeper meaning behind the words. Once the story starts gaining speed, you're treated to chapters so different from each other, there's no way of explaining how they form such a coherent whole. Let's just say... the payload is worth the wait! Oh, and you must read all the way to the end. Yes, the ~story~ ends about 20 pages before the book does, and it's easy to miss on first run-through, but if you miss what comes after the story, you'll be very sad, and your tummy will stay empty. Despite everything that happens during the telling of this tale - and there's a bunch of not-good-for-our-protagonists stuff going on there! - when you put it down, you feel fulfilled. Happy, even. Which is totally amazing, given what happens in the later chapters. But it makes you want to read it again. I've already read it twice, and now I'm a little sad that I'll have to put it down for a while for my brain to refresh so I can read it again... for the third time. I want to go back to Vallee de Tonnerre. See you there. ;)"

  4. 4 out of 5

    Will Sam

    Compare To Lord Of The Rings? Really? Isn't that a bit of a stretch for a modern book by an author back from the mists of time? After all, the last sci-fi-fantasy piece published by Ballentine Books by the person responsible for this book was nearly forty years ago. And that's where it gets fascinating. Each book of the Thunder Valley Trilogy (of 5 books) was written by different persons.... but the editor for ALL of them is Patrick G. Conner. That is not lost on me. Neither was the radio intervi Compare To Lord Of The Rings? Really? Isn't that a bit of a stretch for a modern book by an author back from the mists of time? After all, the last sci-fi-fantasy piece published by Ballentine Books by the person responsible for this book was nearly forty years ago. And that's where it gets fascinating. Each book of the Thunder Valley Trilogy (of 5 books) was written by different persons.... but the editor for ALL of them is Patrick G. Conner. That is not lost on me. Neither was the radio interview of him on Readers Entertainment Radio last year. They asked him just how long he had been writing, and they brought out a place in the third book where it said for over a hundred years. Quite insane of course. He denied it of course, and said it was a typo. Yet once you read the entire series you wonder. As it rolls through the centuries you can't help wondering how so much insight could be gleaned from a normal lifespan. The Trilogy gets set up in this first book, so in the first couple of chapters you meet people, get used to the way they think before they change. It also has a lot about how artificial intelligence could actually happen. Then everything changes. And keeps changing for the next many hundreds of pages throughout the five books. There is always something surprising as the saga unfolds in intense action. The panoply of characters, deep and realistic from the first, just keep getting deeper as you see more and more about why they are the astounding way they are. I think this trilogy has even more depth than Tolkien's. Big claim. Read at least the first two books and see if you don't agree. As the blurbs for the books say, you're in for quite a ride.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Bella

    I came across End of the Computer while looking for a unique book series that would be able to capture my attention. I was definitely not disappointed with this one. This book had me hooked practically from page one. You can easily tell that it was written by a well seasoned author. This thrilling read had everything you could want out of a book and was jam packed with tons of unexpected twists and turns that kept even me guessing throughout. The character development was great and I can't wait I came across End of the Computer while looking for a unique book series that would be able to capture my attention. I was definitely not disappointed with this one. This book had me hooked practically from page one. You can easily tell that it was written by a well seasoned author. This thrilling read had everything you could want out of a book and was jam packed with tons of unexpected twists and turns that kept even me guessing throughout. The character development was great and I can't wait to find out more about them in the second book in the series. If you didn't love a particular character you certainly loved to hate them. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun book filled with action, adventure, drama, beautiful emotional connections, romance or just a plain good read.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    An excellent beginning to what promises to be a good trilogy. The beginning of the end, this book sets up the world for the end of the computer age... and the beginning of something more. I love Jay, but I can see him going rogue. He's already predicted the other AI's will go rogue. I see no reason why he won't eventually turn his back on his 'family'. He's already illustrated his willingness to act cold towards them, and even with Andre's lecture, he might eventually see no alternative. Either An excellent beginning to what promises to be a good trilogy. The beginning of the end, this book sets up the world for the end of the computer age... and the beginning of something more. I love Jay, but I can see him going rogue. He's already predicted the other AI's will go rogue. I see no reason why he won't eventually turn his back on his 'family'. He's already illustrated his willingness to act cold towards them, and even with Andre's lecture, he might eventually see no alternative. Either that, or his 'final solution' is going to turn on him the next time he accesses the internet. Well-written, with characters that, while hard to connect to (or even tell apart) at the beginning, this book is definitely one of my new favourites. 5/5

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kyree S. Williams

    Conner's title "The End of the Computer" might be classified as sci-fi or green thriller, but it is so much more than that. Through truly dynamic and lively characters, it teaches us lessons of life, love, happiness, risk, fear and even cooking. But more than that, it poses this all-important question: is this life of instant-gratification that we live worth its trouble if it is quickly killing us and our world? It was an incredible read, and the lessons--and recipes--it contained I will carry fo Conner's title "The End of the Computer" might be classified as sci-fi or green thriller, but it is so much more than that. Through truly dynamic and lively characters, it teaches us lessons of life, love, happiness, risk, fear and even cooking. But more than that, it poses this all-important question: is this life of instant-gratification that we live worth its trouble if it is quickly killing us and our world? It was an incredible read, and the lessons--and recipes--it contained I will carry for life.

  8. 5 out of 5

    William James

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book opens a portal. It is the first in the series this group of authors is calling The Thunder Valley Trilogy. When I first stepped through the portal, there was just this one book. It ended somewhat abruptly, and one wondered why. Now I know why. There is much more. The End Of The Computer's central character is a computer, an artificial intelligence who names himself Jay, actually Jefferson Numery, after his two fathers. One gives the concept of 'two fathers' little thought until you get This book opens a portal. It is the first in the series this group of authors is calling The Thunder Valley Trilogy. When I first stepped through the portal, there was just this one book. It ended somewhat abruptly, and one wondered why. Now I know why. There is much more. The End Of The Computer's central character is a computer, an artificial intelligence who names himself Jay, actually Jefferson Numery, after his two fathers. One gives the concept of 'two fathers' little thought until you get further into the series and discover that some of the people are 'triples', a genetic improvement of human kind that lives a long time and sometimes is only 'partially dead', but requires... two fathers. But that's later. In this book, a group of highly intelligent people, including Jay, take on the world to save it from itself. The first couple of dozen pages are basic setup for the characters in the series, and are interesting but not quick paced, but then the book pumps up the action until you get breathless just reading about it. And then there is the Black Queen. Sequestered in Area 51 for 50 years. Responsible for the deaths of the government's brightest scientists, which is not saying a lot, and a host of politicians one day. This ultimately strange ship takes the group to Thunder Valley, where they hope to live out their lives peacefully. Small chance of that. This book, this series -- I'm writing this review now because I saw that a fourth book in the 'trilogy' is now available on line, and I thought that this is finally the time to write the review of the first book I've been putting off for so long -- is, well, just like that. Four books in a trilogy. Odd. Fun. Smiles because things are so unpredictably real. And yet there are some moments when there are such deep, poignant things said. I use the word 'said' because it doesn't seem like this book was written. The characters are much too real. The surprises that happen are the kind of surprises that happen in real life. Well, maybe a bit bigger than life, sometimes. Anyway, I'm in love with Thunder Valley. Like so many people who have written about this book, this series, I want to go live there. Chances are, if you are an intelligent person who tries to do good, so will you. And you start at The End Of The Computer.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Zon

    Day to day life in adventure of technology! This book has everything that satifies my thirst for new topics in sci-fi, will read the whole series.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dylan McNamee

    I got this for free at the Rose City Comic-Con. Both the book, and my impressions of it, were a bit of a roller-coaster. My negative opinions about it are mostly because it's very much "an agenda" book. Whether I agree or disagree with a book like that is beside the point - the agendas in this book are so blatant as to flatten the characters, situations and plot (think Ayn Rand). The agendas here are about the harm of GMOs, the military-industrial complex, and the pros of polygamy. Huh. While I' I got this for free at the Rose City Comic-Con. Both the book, and my impressions of it, were a bit of a roller-coaster. My negative opinions about it are mostly because it's very much "an agenda" book. Whether I agree or disagree with a book like that is beside the point - the agendas in this book are so blatant as to flatten the characters, situations and plot (think Ayn Rand). The agendas here are about the harm of GMOs, the military-industrial complex, and the pros of polygamy. Huh. While I'm emptying on the negatives, it bugged me that the author used "logarithmic growth" when he meant "exponential" more than once. Finally, the rendering of the lead female characters is stereotypical and annoyingly flat. If it were as simple as those cons, I'd have stopped reading very early on. There are, sprinkled among the negatives, some lovely observations about love and long-term relationships, and a fun page turner (yet hopelessly implausible) main plot about the ramifications of a hyperintelligent self-aware computer that can model the future and control the present. It's silly and somewhat fun, but I give it 2 stars because I can hardly say "I liked it", but "it's okay" pretty much sum up my opinions. The author seemed to want to cram every one of his opinions into one book. I like that the last dozen or so pages are the recipes mentioned in the body of the book. Adds some nice verisimilitude.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    OMG OMG OMG ! I stayed up super late last night because I simply could not go to sleep without seeing how the book ended and I finished it around 1 am. When I got to the last page I kept trying to scroll for more ! It truly was fantastic. Fabulous just fabulous ! Oh and spectacular and marvelous and stupendous ! I actually started with the third book in the series and I loved that one so much I decided to read the entire series, and let me tell you I am hooked. Supercomputers, Artificial Intelli OMG OMG OMG ! I stayed up super late last night because I simply could not go to sleep without seeing how the book ended and I finished it around 1 am. When I got to the last page I kept trying to scroll for more ! It truly was fantastic. Fabulous just fabulous ! Oh and spectacular and marvelous and stupendous ! I actually started with the third book in the series and I loved that one so much I decided to read the entire series, and let me tell you I am hooked. Supercomputers, Artificial Intelligence, retired super spies, corrupt government officials, global warming, GMOs,sex/romance, good vs evil, and the possibility of apocalypse.... this book has it all ! You must read this book, you must read this series, you must read this author. Go !

  12. 4 out of 5

    Regina Cobb

    "The End of the Computer" is a very fascinating read. Especially for anyone who looks deep into philosophical thinking of world issues. It was interesting the the author used himself as one of the characters. Perhaps that is why some reviewer felt it was more of a biography. I did not. The author has developed a work that raises questions, in my opinion, regarding who really is in control of earthly matters. The characters are complex and well developed and the settings in and around the San Franc "The End of the Computer" is a very fascinating read. Especially for anyone who looks deep into philosophical thinking of world issues. It was interesting the the author used himself as one of the characters. Perhaps that is why some reviewer felt it was more of a biography. I did not. The author has developed a work that raises questions, in my opinion, regarding who really is in control of earthly matters. The characters are complex and well developed and the settings in and around the San Francisco Bay area made the story of greater interest to me because I live only two hours away and have frequented the locations often. I am excited to read the other books in the Thunder Valley Trilogy. I'm interested to find out if author Solonitsyn can top this one.

  13. 5 out of 5

    James

    Childishly written and full of cliche characters. Literature this aint. I didn't finish it. Childishly written and full of cliche characters. Literature this aint. I didn't finish it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    an example of how a story should NOT be told. every aspect of this story shallow beyond imagination. Characters, storyline, and even the "green" message are daft, stupid, angering and ...whatever. A book deserving zero stars if possible. please do not make any effort to read this book an example of how a story should NOT be told. every aspect of this story shallow beyond imagination. Characters, storyline, and even the "green" message are daft, stupid, angering and ...whatever. A book deserving zero stars if possible. please do not make any effort to read this book

  15. 4 out of 5

    Laszlo

    Not sure about this, so will read second part, maybe it will be better.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    At some point we have all asked ourselves the question, could artificial intelligence cause the end of the world? Could a computer evolve beyond mans understanding? In "The End of the Computer" we see yet another side to the possibilities of our dreams as it pertains to AI. Except that it goes beyond AI, into super or hyper intelligence. The story is focused on a group of highly intelligent individuals who have found a way to combine computer chips to create a super intelligence that would be th At some point we have all asked ourselves the question, could artificial intelligence cause the end of the world? Could a computer evolve beyond mans understanding? In "The End of the Computer" we see yet another side to the possibilities of our dreams as it pertains to AI. Except that it goes beyond AI, into super or hyper intelligence. The story is focused on a group of highly intelligent individuals who have found a way to combine computer chips to create a super intelligence that would be the most powerful ever. More powerful than they can even comprehend. And once created, there is no going back or trying again. This book is at times, a bit slow, and those without a certain grasp of language may have trouble with it. However it's well worth the read, to anyone who likes the Sci-Fi genre or enjoys stories about AI and whether or not humanity is slowly destroying itself. You do have to let your mind open up, and accept the occasional situation that may strike you as beyond belief as with any story along these lines. It is a very intellectual novel, and at times draws you deep within the story, filling your mind with possibilities, both good and bad. The author does a great job describing the areas the novel takes place in, and exploring them, at times to a fault. Its worth a read, but I would not describe it as a casual reader, or vacation read. And if you are not into books related to AI, or the idea that humanity might destroy themselves in some way, then it may not been the book for you.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    What a fantastic story that had me fully engaged from the very first page! The author obviously has a very creative and far reaching imagination to be able to write such a complex adventure thriller. There are so many layers to this story that take you on quite a roller coaster of emotions. I don't like to give away story plots of great books as I wouldn't want to ruin the story for anyone but if you like twists and turns that keep you guessing until the very end, then you will love this book. I What a fantastic story that had me fully engaged from the very first page! The author obviously has a very creative and far reaching imagination to be able to write such a complex adventure thriller. There are so many layers to this story that take you on quite a roller coaster of emotions. I don't like to give away story plots of great books as I wouldn't want to ruin the story for anyone but if you like twists and turns that keep you guessing until the very end, then you will love this book. I could easily see this story being made into a full length feature film. It is really that good! You will also fall in love with the characters. The author has masterfully given each one of them their own unique personality that definitely creates believable dynamics between them throughout their journey. If you are looking for a great book to read and you like this genre of story, then I highly recommend you check it out!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sue Owen

    This was written more as a biography than a story. From the title, description and illustration on the cover I was ready for a science fiction book. But in fact it was more of a science fact. I don’t know enough about this timeline to know if this really is a true accounting of events but if not, it is written as if things were happening in the real world. I did enjoy the story but found it rather slow and hard to follow sometimes. I don’t know if I would find more value if I knew it was a real-l This was written more as a biography than a story. From the title, description and illustration on the cover I was ready for a science fiction book. But in fact it was more of a science fact. I don’t know enough about this timeline to know if this really is a true accounting of events but if not, it is written as if things were happening in the real world. I did enjoy the story but found it rather slow and hard to follow sometimes. I don’t know if I would find more value if I knew it was a real-life story or if I knew it was pure fiction. I like to think it was a part of both worlds. It defiantly got me thinking about events and where they could lead and if we just don’t know it yet but we are heading for another age that is a lot less mechanical in nature. I know for my personal life, I am leaning towards less technology and more nature but then I’m getting old and am looking to make changes in my life. Dumping the computer may just be one of them (or not!).

  19. 5 out of 5

    A Book Vacation

    To see my full review: http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/20... I’m sorry to say that this novel is not for me. The synopsis was intriguing, but the story itself was not what I expected. It’s very scientific and matter-of-fact–from the very first page, and getting through it was very difficult for me as I didn’t know what the characters were talking about a majority of the time. Likewise, the character names were long and difficult for me to keep straight, so I struggled with that aspect as well i To see my full review: http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/20... I’m sorry to say that this novel is not for me. The synopsis was intriguing, but the story itself was not what I expected. It’s very scientific and matter-of-fact–from the very first page, and getting through it was very difficult for me as I didn’t know what the characters were talking about a majority of the time. Likewise, the character names were long and difficult for me to keep straight, so I struggled with that aspect as well in terms of understanding the story. I’m sure people more interested in science and history book-like writing will enjoy this more than I did. It’s just not for me.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Canadian 135

    Some hacker/thriller combo, with lots of green conspiracy (about GMO's ruining the world). It is action packed, the ideas are fun, the escapees from society (living off the grid) are an interesting bunch. Poorly written, overly broad characterization, but fun. Tempted me into Book #2 of the series, but I then decided to abandon - just couldn't overlook the wooden writing, etc. While there's lots of preaching in it, the dystopian green-ness actually provoked my thinking. Some hacker/thriller combo, with lots of green conspiracy (about GMO's ruining the world). It is action packed, the ideas are fun, the escapees from society (living off the grid) are an interesting bunch. Poorly written, overly broad characterization, but fun. Tempted me into Book #2 of the series, but I then decided to abandon - just couldn't overlook the wooden writing, etc. While there's lots of preaching in it, the dystopian green-ness actually provoked my thinking.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Rajasiyan

    nice to read

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jhondenel

  23. 5 out of 5

    Paul Lawrie

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jared

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

  26. 5 out of 5

    Eric

  27. 5 out of 5

    OTIS

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jovany Agathe

  29. 5 out of 5

    Roman Tereshin

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dhaffaf Kamfar

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