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Acts of the Apostles

2002-08-17 15:41:15+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

I mentioned that Phil and I had both bought Acts of the Apostles at LinuxWorld Expo. Finished reading it last night. I think Phil liked it more than I did, he compared it to Cryptonomicon, I thought it was a reasonably enjoyable techno-thriller written by someone at least as technically savvy as me. However, it is obviously the first novel John FX Sundman has written, the dialog is a little stilted at times, and the payoff felt a little weak. But if you're looking for a techno-thriller that won't insult your intelligence the way, say, a Michael Crichton tale does, this one does a pretty good job of keeping the real tech real, accurately rendering the Silicon Valley personalities we all know, even if the names are changed, and moving in plausible ways. There's a /. review, and a Google search turns up plenty more reviews.

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#Comment made: 2002-08-17 17:17:11+00 by: meuon

Michael Crichton tells tales for the masses.. and sells them, and the movie rights, for lots and lots of money. Fine literature it ain't but it is usually the best sci-fi-ish stuff you can find at an Airport bookstore.