One of the great aspects of this book is the utter believability in the love between Stacey and Craig. They are funny together...and their kind of love is unusual in its lack of mawkish slush we get in most other romances. Yes, they say "I love you" a lot, perhaps even more often than most couples but it's as if they have made that part oftheir game of life, a ritual which glues them together irrevocably. In all other ways, they are funny, flip and very sexy together. A modern Romeo andJuliet in an ultra modern setting of geek-world. Loved it and enjoyed being intrigued by that world too, perhaps for the first time ever in my life.
But romance which JT Kalnay does so well, is not by any means the mainstay in this ultra modern mystery where innocent people are dying in plane crashes all over the place, where a computer game appears to be the cause but only to a tiny group of geeks who don't even want to believe such a thing is possible and where airlines are quick to point the blame anywhere but at themselves.
Throw into this mix the fact that one of the story's major characters is eliminated at a crucial point in the story, giving the reader a shock from which it is hard to recover, and you have got yourself a book that's hard to put down. One more bonus in this book is the short chapters which seem to help the flow tremendously.
Will you learn how to write a computer program while reading this? Almost, unless you let yourself soak up the whole comp speak thing without really trying to understand the half of it. Will this book change your life? Possibly, if you are a frequent flyer or even if you are the slightest bit nervous already about getting on a plane. Will you become a fan of JTKalnay? Absolutely, without question. I am now.