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Daemon

9 Ratings: 3.4
A book by Daniel Suarez

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Author: Daniel Suarez
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Dutton Adult
7 reviews about Daemon
review by . April 20, 2011
A Techno-Thriller That Doesn't Quite Hold Up
I really enjoyed reading Daniel Suarez's debut novel Daemon. As others have noted, it has that Michael Crichton vibe and attention to detail. Here's the plot in a nutshell. Brilliant MMORPG (Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game) programer and company owner Matthew Sobol dies from a long battle with brain cancer. This event sets off a computer daemon (pre-programed virtual intelligence) which manipulates computer controlled devices in the real world to kill programers from Sobols …
review by . February 14, 2010
Daemon has an irresistible premise: upon the death of computer mastermind, Matthew Sobol, a computer virus type is released that wreaks havoc on the technology based world. Spread out (unknowingly) over thousands of computers, Sobol's Daemon is constantly checking online news websites for key words and phrases which, when triggered, unleash a new plague of technological insanity including stealing stocks and major business' money, recruiting members to his cause, and releasing alternative media. …
review by . May 07, 2009
I finished this book, which was recommended to me, a little while ago, and I have a feeling it will be with me for days, or weeks, as I continue to replay the story in my mind.      Daniel Suarez' novel, Daemon, opens with an obituary (several key words and phrases are highlighted) and launches into a murder investigation. A key developer at CyberStorm Entertainment, the company that created two of the most popular games on the internet, has been found dead. That death is followed …
review by . January 25, 2009
I just discovered Daemon and author Daniel Suarez and I am hooked, hooked, hooked.    From the look of the cover that promises us a high tech thriller to the very last sentence, author Suarez delivers a hard punch - no holds barred, wonderful technothriller that I could not put down once I started (which is quite a feat since this book is a little over 400 pages of thrill ride).    IT is everywhere today and the concept of computers taking over the world is …
review by . January 17, 2009
I'm a techie, and this book was nearly impossible to put down... Daemon by Daniel Suarez. I was lucky in that I started it as I boarded a plane for a cross-country flight. If this had been Suarez's fourth or fifth novel, I would have enjoyed it quite a bit. Knowing it's his first makes it even better...    Matthew Sobol, a genius who made a fortune in the computer gaming industry, dies from brain cancer at the age of 34. At nearly the same time he dies, two programmers who work …
review by . January 13, 2009
(hands down the best line in the book)    Admittedly I am not a huge consumer of sci-fi/techno suspense novels. I go more for fantasy, if I have to choose between the two. So when I first saw the title of first time novelist Daniel Suarez's book Daemon, I thought of Lyra's Pan. Of course I knew that wasn't right, BUT that's the biggest lit reference I have for the word daemon in my mind.    That's no longer the case.    From the beginning …
review by . January 11, 2009
That is a pretty bold claim... a mix between the Da Vinci Code and The Matrix. While "Daemon" has elements of both - the crazy science fiction alternative universe of "The Matirx" with the insane plot speed of "The Da Vinci Code". While the stories of the three are not similar the outcome is.     In his first novel, Suarrez's Daemon brings together the world of computer gaming, government intrigue, and artificial intelligence (known as AI to the computer literate) and molds them …
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