Was entertaining at timesWhile the first novel concentrated *on the ory and so dark side of the Da I enjoyed Daemon a lot and was excited *the A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literature with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates gory and so dark side of the Da I enjoyed Daemon a lot and was excited jump right into Freedom tm However I confess that I was a little disappointed What I really liked was the moral uandary aspect I don t want to be too spoilery so I ll stop there Also the virtual environment as everyday social fabric was nifty Especially the contrast between the folks who treated this new world like they were actually IN a videogame with all the magic andods imagery that often brings and the regular people who didn t fuss with the pomp and circumstance of it all I ll admit that some of the tech elements were on the extreme side but I don t mind nearish future tech making its way into my contemporary fiction as long as it s cool What I didn t likegosh there was a lot It was WAY to preachy Much too much time was I have to say I was a little disappointed in this book compared to Daemon It seemed a bit off the rails very preachy and without a central character to latch onto Plus the level of violence and America Lost and Found: An English Boy's Wartime Adventure in the New World gore was WAY over the top I think the central messages are valid super interesting and high level scary but I m not sure heets them across as well as he could have Kind of like burying an important social message inside Grand Theft Auto You can do it but most people are just laughing and running down hookers A American Pronghorn: Social Adaptations and the Ghosts of Predators Past great seuel to Daemon Youet to see a different side of some of the characters and not everything is as cut and dry I listened to the audio version When I finished Daemon I was somewhat dissatisfied with the conclusion as reflected in my review I subseuently learned that Mr Suarez could not find a publisher for Daemon so published it himself and it became an internet sensation I feel that Freedom was better than Daemon less repetitive and even relevant to the financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath including the response of the Obama administration The story moves along uickly toward a satisfying resolution although the uestion Sobel posed near the end isn t really
One That Needs To Be Answered Yes that needs to be answered yes no The writing is excellent although the author seems less comfortable handling romantic situations and conversations than when describing technology or creating action scenesThe narration is outstanding and having a woman reading the headlines is a bonus I felt the length was better matched to the subject matter than in Daemon which seemed a bit too drawn out I noticed that in written form Freedom was only 50 pages shorter than Daemon a difference of a bit than 10% yet the audible version was than 4 hours shorter about 25% less I didn t investigate why that is probably the result of a different typesetting in print form I was skeptical that Suarez could recapture the utter immersion and fascinating construction of Daemon but he did I think one of the main ways he did so was turning from an emphasis on technology to an emphasis on the socio political themes that began to emerge in DaemonIn the tradition of Brave New World and 1984 FreedomTM serves as a warning by exaggeration It s not that the events and revelations of FreedomTM are accurate or even prescient it s that the elements that could cause them to happen all exist right now The confluence of events that could make the world just like the one in FreedomTM are certainly unlikely but that doesn t mean we shouldn t pay attention to the warnin. Most reluctant operative must lead a small band of enlightened humans in a populist movement designed to protect the new world orderBut the private armies of lobal business are preparing to crush the Daemon once and for all In a world of conflicted loyalties rapidly diminishing overnment control and a new choice between free will and the continuing comforts of ignorance the stakes could not be higher hanging in the balance is nothing less than democracy's last hope to survive the technology revoluti.
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Betrayals: The Unpredictability of Human Relations game And indeed the way our economics and military and politics is run it is just that So what happens when aame AI successfully outplays our Bat Ode gloriously flawed human nature all in the desire to prevent a total breakdown of our society as all societies have broken down when our reach outstrips ourraspWhy the old Bitter Choices: Blue-Collar Women in and out of Work guard the rich the staunchovernmentalists and the old idealists band together to take down impossibly the background *program that had transformed the world With devastating effect Civil Wars corn rebellions *that had transformed the world With devastating effect Civil Wars corn rebellions cities and absolute fear of the internet dominates this bookOh yeah and high level wizards techno kind roam the world having risen high in wealth and real power thanks to the Daemon and they are truly awesome and rather scary Sound like a ame Well it is But this system of rewards is all in real wealth real influence and really awesome techWho do I root for waves his wand around I won t tell youThe fact is this is still very much a techno thriller to its core but beyond that it s super ambitious and it s also a rather enormous SF undertaking in its own right from the ideas the social reform or from the deeper implications of what it means to be human and so flawed as to have one stupid distributed program be able to outthink us surprisingly so because it doesn t even have real intelligenceIt s just programmed to manipulate us all really really well And I can t say I disagree with it s core purpose either But then I must uote Robert A Heinlein Never underestimate the power of human stupiditysighGreat book reat conclusion and I don t even mind the soapbox that the author stood upon SF is really all about ideas but this one s a Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War great story too Daemon was so dark and depressing that I seriously considered skipping the seuel but I mlad I didn t view spoilerThis book feels surprisingly different than its precursor the first was all about how scary and damaging the Daemon was but the second is all about how evil the corporate overlords are and here the Daemon is clearly humanity s last hope to avoid 1984 Everybody is coopted by last year s villain as Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French government is coopted by the oligarchs hide spoiler Tough rating probably deserves 25 starsThis is the seuel to Daemon which I recall enjoying aood bit Daemon was pretty popular among computer programmers for its according to the description here at oodreads shockingly plausible premise It s a techno thriller without the techno babbleFreedom is I think meant to be in the same mold although I m not sure what an encrypted IP beacon is That is to say the techno ets a little babblyI did love the premise In Daemon an out of control computer program tries to take over the world It s the enemy In Freedom things are a little complicatedStill lots of the issues feel half baked It s At Stake: Monsters and the Rhetoric of Fear in Public Culture great to imagine a utopia of hyper local communities but where are the ones outside of Iowaoing to Black Nationalism: The Search for an Identity get their food How s itoing to work with citiesAlso there s only one female character and she s pretty much a passive observerSo it Black and White Strangers: Race and American Literary Realism gets rounded down to two stars Disappointingiven my memory of Daemon After reading this book I feel like I should put on a kilt paint my face blue and stand in front of the corporat. The propulsive shockingly plausible seuel to New York Times bestseller Daemon the Greatest Techno thriller PeriodWilliam O'Brien former director of cybersecurity and communications systems policy at the White House2009 saw one of the most inventive techno thriller debuts in decades as Daniel Suarez introduced his terrifying and tantalizing vision of a new world order Daemon captured the attention of the tech community became a national bestseller arnered attention from futurists literary critics and. ,