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Great book that can be recommended for numerous reasons but after reading you will find at least one more
on 10 February 2014
"Bleeding Edge" by Thomas Pynchon is story about New York City twelve years ago, that begins after the dotcom crisis and goes through to a several months after the 9/11 happened. And if you love New York City than you should read this book, because I can remember only few books that portrayed it so well.
If you have heard about Pynchon works prior to this book than you probably know what you can expect from him. His last book is marvelous piece about urban living in the most beautiful city in the world, that fully transfer reader to the years in which the action takes place, making us a part of the turbulent times through which the city was then passing.
The book's main character is Maxine Tarnow who is specialist in fraud investigation business. Due to the fact that her legal license was revoked and due to her private obligations being mom of two small kids, she cannot afford to be at home doing nothing. She began following her own ethics, feeling no guilt hacking into other people's accounts because she has to feed her family. When she will begin dealing with finances of one computer firm she will find herself mixed up with several unpleasant characters that include drug runner, Russian mobsters and hackers. Unfortunately for her, some of them will soon die...
"Bleeding Edge" is good thriller that is well-written, funny and exciting. And although this is the crime book, there are numerous occasions when reader will be smiling reading it. Partly due to the authenticity because it allows reader to remember everything that was happening those years, or due to the ridiculous situations in which the main character participate.
"Bleeding Edge" is type of book that you can start reading again next minute after you read last page. Not only because of pure joy but also to take chance to find some more pieces of fantastic puzzle author created. And it's not by chance when you know that Pynchon is living legend among authors and readers, who is approaching eighty years, been writing for a half of century and was Nobel Prize nominee.
It's hard to write review for such book because it's not always easy to speak about emotions that Pynchon evokes in reader.
But "Bleeding Edge" is great book, fantastic thriller that I can strongly recommend you for numerous reasons.
Although as many reasons as I can write, after you will read it you will find at least one more...