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Monday, September 7, 2015

Zeroes by Chuck Wendig

 This may have been one of the most frightening books I have ever read.  Vampires, giant squids, terminators can't hold a candle to the perverse evil in this book.  A group of misfit hackers are co-opt into helping a government black ops program become invasively pervasive.

One of the reasons this book was so thought provoking is that after 30 years in the computer business I am conversant with much of the background in the book.  Note conversant, not by any shape or means competent or expert.  Secondly I find that multiple well known savants have decried the development of the type of work described by the author.  Notables as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Vernor Vinge have all weighed in on the topic.

There was highlighting of dysfunctional personalities, mood disorders, action and mayhem.  In other words, action abounds leavened with peeks to the conscience and pokes to the IQ. 

I have not read, yep, just checked my database, I have not read any of Chuck Wendig's work before.   You can bet I will be reading more now.

I highly recommend this book.

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