ebook, 400 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by EgmontUSA (first published February 21st 2012)
original title BZRK
ISBN 1606843133 (ISBN13: 9781606843130)
edition language English
series BZRK #1
characters Charles Armstrong, Benjamin Armstrong
literary awards The Inky Awards Nominee for Silver Inky (2012)
other editions (24)
Source:Kindle version borrowed from Public Library
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Set in the near future, BZRK is the story of a war for control of the human mind. Charles and Benjamin Armstrong, conjoined twins and owners of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, have a goal: to turn the world into their vision of utopia. No wars, no conflict, no hunger. And no free will. Opposing them is a guerrilla group of teens, code name BZRK, who are fighting to protect the right to be messed up, to be human. This is no ordinary war, though. Weapons are deployed on the nano-level. The battleground is the human brain. And there are no stalemates here: It’s victory . . . or madness.
BZRK unfolds with hurricane force around core themes of conspiracy and mystery, insanity and changing realities, engagement and empowerment, and the larger impact of personal choice. Which side would you choose? How far would you go to win?
This was probably one of the weirdest stories have read in a long time, not in a bad way exactly but still not quite what I was expecting.
At the core this is quite simply a book about technology that we better hope never becomes reality, that being said that very technology would have a phenomenally positive impact on healthcare issues if used correctly for healing rather than destruction.
If you are into gaming, interested in the possible uses of nano technology, are a fan of strangely named characters with even stranger mental abilities and enjoy conflicting opinions on what is best for the human race as a whole than you should really find yourself a good spot and sit down and read a copy of BZRK!
[Kindle version borrowed from Public Library]