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Top Customer Reviews
Loved it! Intelligent reading.
Her eyes glistened, sometimes glittered. She is really something, especially when explaining her theories for hours to him, while he's tied to the bed with his eyes narrowing. And widening.
When they have a pizza, with the distinct possibility of hot lead being served with the cheese, they do spend a long, long time talking theories. Pizza would have got awful cold but their mouths narrowed and widened which helped.
He does, at times, bark, but mainly does gymnastics with his eyes although he knows a lot and is evidently a big fan of Wikipedia,able to recall gobbits of knowledge about, um, Nietzsche while his eyes narrow.
When his eyes widened for the zillionth time, mine closed and I didn't have to finish it.
It's like Dan Brown Lite.
I mean truly awful. You can feel your brain melting as you're reading it.
The one saving grace is it was free when I bought it. That and I bought it on my kindle, so no tree died to make this awful, utter tripe.
Please, for the sake of your brain, for the sake of literature, for the sake of sanity, do not read this "book". Please!
That is the underlying premise of Douglas E. Richards' mystery/thriller Wired. The premise is undeniably captivating, but the execution of the storytelling was not all that it could have been. Not to say that the book was terrible by any stretch of the imagination, it simply fell short of 'excellent' - and it could have been - had a little more attention to avoidance of cliché, and the overuse of sometimes megalomaniacal exposition to impart character motivation, which was the only real problem that detracted from the action of the book.
Several reviewers have complained about stereotypical characterisation of the protagonists, both hero and heroine, within the pages of the novel, but sometimes that just works in a story's favour, and this seems to be the case with Wired, where the story and the ethical and existential questions raised in the ongoing plot become almost a character in their own right, and the actual characters merely a vehicle for the exploration of human nature.
The story is fast paced, and action packed in which Desh and Miller must use all available resources to stay ahead of a threat that seems to constantly mutate, as much as the DNA on which Miller has been experimenting. The story provides a thought provoking nudge toward real thought about our use of scientific advances that are fast approaching what many would once have considered 'science fiction' and to remind us of the dangers inherent in 'playing god.' Set this against an interesting blend of genres, (refreshing perhaps to see an author dare to bend the rules of genre division), including sci-fi, adventure, action and romance, and you have Richards' Wired, a promising, escapist read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Built around the premise that human intelligence can be massively enhanced by chemically 'rewiring' the brain, this novel explores the chase to gain control of what could... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paul Cook
Good fast paced story that though basically good guy v bad guy the plot asks questions about the capabilities of the human brain that makes you think if this is possible.Published 10 months ago by Peter Hellery
This was an imaginatively designed and written book. I enjoyed the on-going complexity of the plot and the theological/philosophical underlying conundrum.Published 12 months ago by RobMax
Another engrossing book from Mr Richards. Bleeding edge tech and scientific theories combine to great effect to propel the story at a rate of knots. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Toric
Fast paced with intriguing premise and a twist in the plot I didn't foresee. A page turner I consumed in less than an afternoon.Published 12 months ago by Jill Thomson
Enjoyable - reminded me of Limitless but more thoughtful. A good read author,
thanks! I've a Sequel to be read.
I did not dislike anything about it
Loved every minute of it kept you in suspense until the end
Would recommend it to anyone who likes thrillers
Could not put it down
Totally different and original plot that unfolded at a good pace with many false leads.
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