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Joe is Online

Joe is Online [Kindle Edition]

Chris Wimpress
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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    Once Joe is online the world begins to change, and not for the better.

    The story weaves between Joe's gradual transition from a disturbed and lonely teenager to the orchestrator of an online cult, and the efforts of Penny Hunt, a cyberterrorism expert, to track him down and stop him.

    Spanning continents and decades, in 'Joe is Online' you'll meet a nefarious internet psychic, a evangelical tele-atheist and glimpse a world which seems just around the corner.

    Praise for 'Joe is Online' -

    "As Joe's crimes escalate, his and Penelope's paths cross in cyberspace. When the timeline of "Joe is Online" progresses into the future, we enter the realm of speculative fiction, as Wimpress builds on the themes of cyberspace, cults, and terrorism, theorizing what the future might hold were someone to combine the worst of each of these areas." (Big Al's Books and Pals)

    "The threads gradually join up, linking various characters over a long period of time, drawing them into the exact moment where Joe Brady's world must either explode, or be shut down." (Reader's Favourite)

    "This novel does a thing of beauty; my read of it at least left me ruffled, but strangely happy. Through all the pain, the doubt, the anticipation, the fear and dread here and there, the sadness and the relief, I was constantly reminded of the most precious of rules: each coin has two sides, and there are no absolutes." (Butterfly-ometer Books)

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 393 KB
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B004R9QSMO
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #409,085 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    More About the Author

    Chris Wimpress was born in Northampton in 1977. He read English at Edinburgh University and on graduating worked as a journalist for BBC news, including stints on the Today programme and at the BBC's political department at Westminster.

    Chris helped launch the UK edition of The Huffington Post in 2011, working there as the site's UK political editor until the end of 2012.

    He currently lives in east London. Joe is Online is his first novel (2011), Weeks in Naviras his second (2013).

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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 24 Mar 2011
    By Yumbo
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I liked this novel a lot. Chris Wimpress sure knows how to write. The plot unfolds nicely as we are introduced to intriguing characters. The tension builds, the pace increases and the end is gripping. This book has real style. The narrative unfolds through the use of online tools -- email, chat rooms, saved documents. The reader gets a sense of eavesdropping on the activities of several people. The fun part is guessing how their worlds will collide. My only negative criticism is the title of the book, which is too bland for the adventure contained within its pages. I read this on my I-phone, which wasn't so difficult, and turned out to be highly appropriate. This novel is a product of the internet age; reading it in traditional print format would have taken something away.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 6 Jan 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This book is very humorous despite sometimes appearing melancholy, the main character is dark, but the way he does things makes you grin,not so much an anti hero, but a sociopath/psychopath, however in it's telling, the author at times makes you root for the character, entertaining.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars ...and the rest of us are not! 13 Nov 2013
    By XOGM
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    Clever, story of Armageddon in the cyber world we now take for granted.

    Interesting ideas and characters only just beyond the believable, but close enough for it still to be worth reading.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Online is just fine 8 Oct 2013
    By Essbee
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    Brilliantly original format that marries perfectly with the on trend plot. A well thought out and developed story that is only slightly let down by an anti climatic ending.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 19 Sep 2013
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    I love the way we 'meet; Joe as a child. I quickly become engrossed and curious. A really enjoyable read my only complaint being...bit of an unsatisfactory ending for me. Don't let that put you off though. Its unusual and has the illicit feel of reading someone else's email.I want more from this author.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Well-written, poor ending 9 Aug 2013
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    I enjoyed this very much until the last few pages. It is as if the author suddenly realised he'd written his 100,000 words (or whatever) and it was time to finish and go down to supper. The ending is rushed and unbelievable, and the final chapter is painful gobbledygook. It's a shame, because the book is terrifically well-written and insightful.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking 29 July 2013
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    very slow but compelling. I had to finish it to find out what happened. It seemed to jump about too much.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Reminds me of 1984 24 July 2013
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    Took a while to get used to the writing style but once I did I got into it. Scary to think that the story could actually happen, maybe it has in some way.
    We depend too much on computers.
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