From the extraordinary Neal Stephenson comes an epic adventure that spans entire worlds, both real and virtual. The black sheep of an Iowa farming clan, former draft dodger and successful marijuana smuggler Richard Forthrast amassed a small fortune over the years—and then increased it a... show more
From the extraordinary Neal Stephenson comes an epic adventure that spans entire worlds, both real and virtual. The black sheep of an Iowa farming clan, former draft dodger and successful marijuana smuggler Richard Forthrast amassed a small fortune over the years—and then increased it a thousandfold when he created T'Rain. A massive, multibillion-dollar, multiplayer online role-playing game, T'Rain now has millions of obsessed fans from the U.S. to China. But a small group of ingenious Asian hackers has just unleashed Reamde—a virus that encrypts all of a player's electronic files and holds them for ransom—which has unwittingly triggered a war that's creating chaos not only in the virtual universe but in the real one as well. Its repercussions will be felt all around the globe—setting in motion a devastating series of events involving Russian mobsters, computer geeks, secret agents, and Islamic terrorists—with Forthrast standing at ground zero and his loved ones caught in the crossfire.
Publish date: May 15th 2012
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 44
Edition language: English
Gold farming in MMPORG, and game building, veterans and draft-dodgers, a British writer of fantasy with exquisitely hand-crafted languages and cultures and also an American fantasist of the most prolific stripe, Seattle hipsters and Iowan wind farmers, private jets and slow boats from China: everyth...
Brainycat's 5 "B"s:blood: 3boobs: 1bombs: 4bondage: 1blasphemy: 1Stars: 3Bechdel Test: PASSDeggan's Rule: PASSGay Bechdel Test: FAIL Please note: I don't review to provide synopses, I review to share a purely visceral reaction to books and perhaps answer some of the questions I ask when I'm contempl...
After over 200 pages I was still not into it. He's trying to make what is happening much more interesting than it is and it's not working. Doesn't matter how you try to pimp it out to the reader the fact remains that there's someone holding data hostage for $73 and I could not care less.
"Reamde" is more than 34 hours long and I still regretted reaching the end. Malcolm Hillgartner delivers a masterful performance that kept me engaged thro ughout. The opening chapter of REAMDE reads like something from John Irving or Richard Russo. It establishes Richard Forthrast, online war game...
This was a thriller with almost no real sci-fi component (not that there's anything wrong with that). That said, I didn't love this book; the narrative was epic in scope, but not quite coherent enough to get me to believe it. Still, it's a fun read -- if you're a fan of Stephenson's writing style, w...