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Silly sub-Michael Crichton,
This review is from: The Fear Index (Hardcover)
This book doesn't cut the mustard in terms of offering a gripping thriller with an educational and "ideas" element. I have enjoyed other books by Robert Harris such as Pompeii and Enigma, but this one is based on a hackneyed idea (creating a technological Frankenstein's monster)and has a cast of cardboard cut-out characters.
Harris seems muddled about how markets work, so you can forget about learning about financial matters. He is weak on IT and computers. And the dash of cod psychiatry doesn't add much to the mix either.
Plotting is poor with the end obvious from ten miles out. I finished it because I was brought up to finish books as a good middle-class lad!