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The Lives of Tao - Wesley Chu
The Lives of Tao
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When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it.He wasn’t.He now has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Now... show more
When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it.He wasn’t.He now has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Now split into two opposing factions – the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix – the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet, and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that’s what it takes.Meanwhile, Roen is having to train to be the ultimate secret agent. Like that’s going to end up well…File Under: Science Fiction [ The Tug of War | I Was Genghis | Diary of a Slob | Spy vs Spy ] 
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780857663290 (0857663291)
ASIN: 857663291
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 460
Edition language: English
Series: Tao (#1)
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
4.0 Enjoyable escapist read.
Jason Bourne/James Bond meets urban science fiction (maybe?) meets old tale of a slacker nobody who goes on to do great things (maybe). So begins Chu's 'The Lives of Tao'. The story is perhaps not unfamiliar to Star Trek (or general science fiction) fans: powerful aliens have been controlling certa...
kennethjmcginnis
kennethjmcginnis rated it
5.0 The Lives of Tao
I've read some great books recently, but this is the one I'll recommend first to anyone who likes to read Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Action/Thriller novels!I actually purchased a physical copy of this book - which is rare because everything I do is digital!Read it!
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
4.0 Great bargain for Kindlers today...a class act writer's book on sale
Rating: 4* of five This isn't a perfect book. It's a first novel. But you know what? First novels this good come along rarely, and first novelists as classy and funny and smart as Chu deserve our support. I bought my paperback copies of this book because I wanted to read 'em. But I bought my Kin...
Morbid Obsession (Kynthos)
Morbid Obsession (Kynthos) rated it
0.0 The Lives of Tao
SUPER FUNNY GUY THIS AUTHOR - look at his witty interview. I MUST read this book!I've just laughed my head off over this tiny bit of excerpt from the book:He didn’t know what was going on or who was talking, but he was so scared right now that he did whatever this voice said. He took the two bottles...
Ceridwen
Ceridwen rated it
0.0 The Lives of Tao
Cross-posted on SoapboxingI don't feel great about this, but I'm going to abandon this book at the halfway mark. I don't think it's bad; I just think it's not for me. The set-up is fun: it's a man who knew too little slash buddy cop scenario involving the origin myth for Scientology. Millions of yea...
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