Thursday, November 12, 2015

Review: Nexus

Nexus Nexus by Ramez Naam
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not bought, lent with Amazon Prime
Short review: bloody, very philosophical, reminds me of Snow Crash Snow Crash.
Questions and discusses the moral and ethical implications of the advances described.
Although very blood and quite a few people die, it questions the actions and decisions leading to the deaths and the hero is against the killing.
Certainly shows that not all is simply black and white, more like a grey fog.
Also questions the policy of the government.
A book to think about, and with a lot of action and fight scenes, a very good mixture, also some twists I did not see coming.
Already lent the next book in the series, and cannot wait to read it.
Highly recommended, and when it is clear, I might read them again, I will buy the books in the series!

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Review: Shadowland

Shadowland Shadowland by Meg Cabot
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After the DNF-desaster of Abandon which was unlikeable and boring, I was thinking wether to read another series I anticipated by her or not.
As I had already bought it, I decided to read it rather soon as to abandon it early on if it was written the same way.
But it was rather good, with just a little too much romance. Love triangle, but well developed and with an ok solution.
Really like the characters.
Also the ethics and moral of solving conflicts with a fist in the face is questioned, as is the death penalty or killing the killer.
Already read the next two books in the series,which I also recommend and will certainly read the next books (and another one is supposed to be published 2016, taking place in a time after finishing school, yeah, something to look forward to).
Recommended.

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Review: Face of a Killer

Face of a Killer Face of a Killer by Robin Burcell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Suspensefull page-turner, nice twists, although some a little too much, too far out.
Also the chemistry between her ex and Sydney was way too much, I could have done without it.
For me, she would be better of without him (as usual for me, prefering the single strong female).
Except for that, very good characters and descriptions.
It will be interesting to see how this develops in the next book, which I will certainly read.
Highly recommended.


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Review: Nexus

Nexus Nexus by Ramez Naam
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not bought, lent with Amazon Prime
Short review: bloody, very philosophical, reminds me of Snow Crash Snow Crash.
Questions and discusses the moral and ethical implications of the advances described.
Although very blood and quite a few people die, it questions the actions and decisions leading to the deaths and the hero is against the killing.
Certainly shows that not all is simply black and white, more like a grey fog.
Also questions the policy of the government.
A book to think about, and with a lot of action and fight scenes, a very good mixture, also some twists I did not see coming.
Already lent the next book in the series, and cannot wait to read it.
Highly recommended, and when it is clear, I might read them again, I will buy the books in the series!

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Review: Memory Man

Memory Man Memory Man by David Baldacci
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While I gave this 4 stars, it is more like 3.5 .
The idea is great, but too much and grates on my nerves.
And again we have a hero who does most things on his own, yawn, boring.
Thinking back maybe 3 stars would be more than enough. But I will not change my rating.
Will probably not read another book with this hero.
Take it or leave it, not recommended, despite my rating.

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Review: The Adversary

The Adversary The Adversary by Reece Hirsch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Not bought, lent with Amazon Prime.
Not enough twists for me, but ok read.
Reasonably fast read, not too long.
As this is a series, I might read the next book in the series: Intrusion
Recommended.

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