[ Pdf Freedom™ ï hip-hop PDF ] by Daniel Suarez ï I was skeptical that Suarez could recapture the utter immersion and fascinating construction of Daemon, but he did I think one of the main ways he did so, was turning from an emphasis on technology to an emphasis on the socio political themes that began to emerge in Daemon.
In the tradition of Brave New World and 1984, Freedom TM serves as a warning by exaggeration It s not that the events and revelations of Freedom TM are accurate or even prescient, it s that the elements that could cause them to happen all exist right now The confluence of events that could make the world just like the one in Freedom TM are certainly unlikely, but that doesn t mean we shouldn t pay attention to the warning.
Rating 7 10 Good Deliver us from Daemon.
or notThis novel is a sequel to Daemon, so you have to probably read that first Before reading this review, do check out my review of Daemon The first novel was definitely one of the best techno thrillers I have ever read and experienced It had all the traits that a techno thriller has There were plethora of things that I learned With that much excitement I had while reading the first novel, I started the second novel and I would say it was a total disappointment even though it was entertaining at times.
While the first novel concentrated on the gory and so dark side of the Daemon, the second novel was completely contrary ie.
, it focused on Daemon being a good Samaritan I was completely flabbergaste The Propulsive, Shockingly Plausible Sequel To New York Times Bestseller Daemon, The Greatest Techno Thriller Period William O Brien, Former Director Of Cybersecurity And Communications Systems Policy At The White House Saw One Of The Most Inventive Techno Thriller Debuts In Decades As Daniel Suarez Introduced His Terrifying And Tantalizing Vision Of A New World Order Daemon Captured The Attention Of The Tech Community, Became A National Bestseller, Garnered Attention From Futurists, Literary Critics, And The Halls Of Government Leaving Readers Clamoring For The Conclusion To Suarez S Epic StoryIn The Opening Chapters Of Freedom , The Daemon Is Well On Its Way Toward Firm Control Of The Modern World, Using An Expanded Network Of Real World, Dispossessed Darknet Operatives To Tear Apart Civilization And Rebuild It Anew Civil War Breaks Out In The American Midwest, With The Mainstream Media Stoking Public Fear In The Face Of This Corn Rebellion Former Detective Pete Sebeck, Now The Daemon S Most Famous And Most Reluctant Operative, Must Lead A Small Band Of Enlightened Humans In A Populist Movement Designed To Protect The New World OrderBut The Private Armies Of Global Business Are Preparing To Crush The Daemon Once And For All In A World Of Conflicted Loyalties, Rapidly Diminishing Government Control, And A New Choice Between Free Will And The Continuing Comforts Of Ignorance, The Stakes Could Not Be Higher Hanging In The Balance Is Nothing Less Than Democracy S Last Hope To Survive The Technology Revolution A great sequel to Daemon You get to see a different side of some of the characters, and not everything is as cut and dry.
I listened to the audio version When I finished Daemon, I was somewhat dissatisfied with the conclusion, as reflected in my review I subsequently learned that Mr Suarez could not find a publisher for Daemon, so published it himself, and it became an internet sensation I feel that Freedom was better than Daemon, less repetitive and even relevant to the financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, including the response of the Obama administration The story moves along quickly toward a satisfying resolution, although the question Sobel posed near the end isn t really one that needs to be answered yes or no The writing is excellent, although the author seems less comfortable handling romantic situations and conversations than when describing technology or creating action scenes.
The narration is outstanding, and having a woman reading t Daemon was so dark and depressing that I seriously considered skipping the sequel, but I m glad I didn t view spoiler This book feels surprisingly different than its precursor the first was all about how scary and damaging the Daemon was, but the second is all about how evil the corporate overlords are, and here the Daemon is clearly humanity s last hope to avoid 1984 Everybody is coopted by last year s villain, as government is coopted by the oligarchs hide spoiler I enjoyed Daemon a lot and was excited to jump right into Freedom tm However, I confess that I was a little disappointed What I really liked was the moral quandary aspect I don t want to be too spoilery, so I ll stop there Also, the virtual environment as everyday social fabric was nifty Especially the contrast between the folks who treated this new world like they were actually IN a videogame, with all the magic and gods imagery that often brings, and the regular people who didn t fuss with the pomp and circumstance of it all I ll admit that some of the tech elements were on the extreme side, but I don t mind nearish future tech making its way into my contemporary fiction as long as it s cool What I didn t likegosh, there was a lot It was WAY to preachy Much too much time was spent telling us what was wrong with society
Tough rating, probably deserves 2.
This is the sequel to Daemon, which I recall enjoying a good bit Daemon was pretty popular among computer programmers for its according to the description here at goodreads shockingly plausible premise It s a techno thriller without the techno babble.
Freedom is, I think, meant to be in the same mold, although I m not sure what an encrypted IP beacon is That is to say, the techno gets a little babbly.
I did love the premise In Daemon, an out of control computer program tries to take over the world It s the enemy In Freedom, things are a little complicated.
Still, lots of the issues feel half baked It s great to imagine a utopia of hyper local communities, but where are the ones outside of Iowa going to get their food How s it going to work with cities Also, there After reading this book, I feel like I should put on a kilt, paint my face blue and stand in front of the corporate headquarters where I work Then, waving my laptop over my head and doing my best Mel Gibson impersonation without the anti Semitism , I ll shout, You may take away our financial independence, our self supporting communities and our personal privacy, but you ll never take our FREEDOM Too much Moving on This is a techno thriller, but like the previous bookDaemon, it s a pretty damn ambitious techno thriller Daemon set the stage and now Freedomdelivers the goods.
Previously, a very wealthy computer guru known for the intricate games he devised named Matthew Sobol had died of cancer But he left behind the Daemon, a computer program that works as a blueprint and recruiting tool for an economic and political revolution Sobol