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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd; New edition edition (2 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099462230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099462231
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 3.3 x 17.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 993,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A beautifully crafted scare-fest that will take its place beside two Michael Crichton classics, Westworld and Jurassic Park -- People Magazine

About the Author

Lincoln Child is the co-author, with Douglas Preston, of a number of bestselling thrillers including Relic, Riptide and The Ice Limit. Utopia is Lincoln Child's first solo novel: he is currently at work on his second. He lives with his wife and daughter in Morristown, New Jersey.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Fernandez on 6 Jun. 2005
Format: Paperback
I have read a couple of books by the duo Preston-Child, and have really enjoyed the experience, so when I found out about this novel that features Lincoln Child flying solo, I could not help but wonder if it would be up to par. As it turns out, the outcome is a high quality novel that keeps us interested throughout the story, not only with the action that moves the plot forward, but also with the detailed descriptions of the amazing setting and awe-inspiring technology.
Utopia is a futuristic amusement park set in the Mojave Desert that does not follow the basic traits of any of its competitors. This differentiation has served the park as a big competitive advantage and ensured its success; but this also makes it an attractive target for evil-doers. And sure enough it all starts when the security systems in one of the most popular rides in the park, Notting Hill, fail and as a result the management of the park starts reviewing the system that control the park's operations.
That is why we find Andrew Warren, the creator of the park's metanet (the system that runs all robots), arriving at the park with her daughter, but without really knowing the reason for being summoned there. On that same day, a terrorist threatens the park's security and provides examples of how much damage he can do unless his demands are met. Here we plunge into a frantic action that keeps us on the edge of our seats until the end, since not only Warren and his team have to stop the terrorist for everyone's sake, but Warren's daughter is in the park and could be a target herself.
The author adds another layer to the story in terms of the relationship among some of the characters.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Trashcan on 22 Sept. 2006
Format: Paperback
I received this book second hand as it was left by a ex-colleague of my partner's mother in a locker at her work.

Never heard of the author but thought i would give it a try, as a big fan of Rebus and Peter Robinson but not a fan of Reich i'll try anything once and this was a great page turner.It's nicely layered, with a pacy plot and contains great characters.

It has some technical bits but nothing serious and the interaction between the major characters is great. I was dying to know what would happen to Warne and the 3 ladies in his life!

I can see why it may be seen as "Die Hard" meets "Westworld" but i can see this as a film in its own right.

Highly Recommended
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Aug. 2005
Format: Paperback
A fantastic well written story that completely involves you in the world of Utopia, a massive theme park set in the Nevada desert with the added threat of terrorist activity. You almost feel as you're watching a '24' type scenario that twists and turns as the momentum gains throughout the whole story. A fantastic story with great characters. I was sorry to finish it! Order your copy now, you won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Jan. 2004
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Lots and lots of twists and turns, this book is a real page turner. I read it in one sitting, finishing bleary-eyed at 5am! The characters are great, especially the central hero and his daughter. There's a *really* good twist in the plot towards the end when you find out the bad guys' real motives too (I won't spoil it for you here!).
The amusement park, Utopia, was very cool indeed - I didn't want the book to end! It would be fantastic if Lincoln Child could write more stories in this setting, it's such a rich and detailed world that it would easily be possible to write a whole series around it.
Hugely recommended - it's not literature, but it's an extremely well-written thriller that left me wanting more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Mcclelland on 6 Sept. 2007
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I had high hopes for this book as the suggestion of Westworld meets Die Hard was very enticing. However it turned out to be a fairly generic thriller which didn't take maximum advantage of the setting. There was a distinct lack of originality about the main characters and the robot which was trying to ape a pet dog was a bit irritating. I kept hoping the book would kick into life and take me on the promised rollercoaster ride, but I was left with a feeling of being perpetually stuck in third gear. Ultimately it just seemed to peter out leaving a number of unanswered questions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tgaston on 12 Nov. 2003
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The plot may be somewhat clichéd and frustratingly predicable in places, and the characters lack depth but I really enjoyed this book. The author’s vision of a future theme park and the lengths that designers will go to in order to keep thrill seekers coming back for more was fascinating. I blew most of my weekend reading this book, and hope to do the same with his next one when it appears.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David T Francis on 13 Nov. 2003
Format: Paperback
Although it takes a slower pace at times, this book is well worth reading. I have enjoyed it from the time the first roller coaster crashes to the end.
One drawback is that it is a bit obvious in places as the story unfolds, but this does not really detract from what is very enjoyable book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I. Evans on 28 Sept. 2003
Format: Hardcover
The blurb on the back says "Die Hard in an Amusement Park" and they're not far wrong. As twisty and turny as Bruce's finest hour this is a great thriller, the best that I have read this year. Child paces the novel well, give clues as to what may happen and then lets events go off in another direction. The events in the book take place over a short time (24 anyone?) so there is not a lot of time for characterisation but you do begin to care about who survives to the end. It is not going to win the Booker prize or give any great insight into the human condition but who cares?
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