Friday, December 31, 2010

Book #79–Freedom

The sequel to Daemon, and one that you need to read after the first. Freedom picks up with the worldwide daemon still ruling a subclass of people. The new world order is growing, and in some places it makes sense. The detective accused of creating it is executed, but not really killed. The daemon has faked his death, sending him out on a crusade to find out if the daemon is doing good.

It’s a great look at how interconnected our society is, and how the government might be powerless against a superior computing genius. However many of the ways in which the daemon displays it’s intelligence make this part of the story more fantasy that reality. Like a movie that degenerates from a possible scary situation to a contrived scene to show off some special effect, this book wasn’t as great (to me) as the first one.

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