• Title: DARKNET
  • Author: Daniel Suarez Cornelia Holfelder-von der Tann
  • ISBN: 9783499252440
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • DARKNET Ein DAEMON hat die digitale Welt erobert und wer das Internet beherrscht beherrscht auch den Planeten Die Menschen die sich ihm unterordnen erleben die Realit t wie ein Computerspiel und werden mi
    Ein DAEMON hat die digitale Welt erobert, und wer das Internet beherrscht, beherrscht auch den Planeten Die Menschen, die sich ihm unterordnen, erleben die Realit t wie ein Computerspiel und werden mit ungeheuren Kr ften ausgestattet So gewinnt der DAEMON nach und nach immer mehr Macht jenseits der Datenstr me Und staunend erkennt die Menschheit Vielleicht ist das dieEin DAEMON hat die digitale Welt erobert, und wer das Internet beherrscht, beherrscht auch den Planeten Die Menschen, die sich ihm unterordnen, erleben die Realit t wie ein Computerspiel und werden mit ungeheuren Kr ften ausgestattet So gewinnt der DAEMON nach und nach immer mehr Macht jenseits der Datenstr me Und staunend erkennt die Menschheit Vielleicht ist das die Rettung der Zivilisation Doch diejenigen, die bisher das Sagen hatten, wollen sich nicht kampflos entthronen lassen Auf allen f nf Kontinenten treten die S ldnerarmeen des Global Business an gegen den DAEMON Und bald herrscht Terror in allen L ndern, brennen St dte und D rfer, r sten sich zwei Heere zur letzten Schlacht.

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    1. I have to say, I was a little disappointed in this book compared to "Daemon." It seemed a bit off the rails, very preachy, and without a central character to latch onto. Plus, the level of violence and gore was WAY over the top. I think the central messages are valid, super interesting, and high-level scary, but I'm not sure he gets them across as well as he could have. Kind of like burying an important social message inside Grand Theft Auto. You can do it, but most people are just laughing and [...]

    2. After reading this book, I feel like I should put on a kilt, paint my face blue and stand in front of the corporate headquarters where I work. Then, waving my laptop over my head and doing my best Mel Gibson impersonation (without the anti-Semitism), I’ll shout, “You may take away our financial independence, our self-supporting communities and our personal privacy, but you’ll never take our FREEDOM!”Too much?Moving on…. This is a techno-thriller, but like the previous bookDaemon, it’ [...]

    3. Nearly as amazing as the first book in the Duology, Daemon, it leads us right into the middle of an ideological breakdown or a breakthrough, with hoards of Daemon followers playing their lives as if it was all a huge game. And indeed, the way our economics and military and politics is run, it is just that. So what happens when a game AI successfully outplays our gloriously flawed human nature all in the desire to prevent a total breakdown of our society, as all societies have broken down when ou [...]

    4. A great sequel to Daemon! You get to see a different side of some of the characters, and not everything is as cut and dry.

    5. Daemon was so dark and depressing that I seriously considered skipping the sequel, but I'm glad I didn't. (view spoiler)[This book feels surprisingly different than its precursor: the first was all about how scary and damaging the Daemon was, but the second is all about how evil the corporate overlords are, and here the Daemon is clearly humanity's last hope to avoid 1984. Everybody is coopted by last year's villain, as government is coopted by the oligarchs. (hide spoiler)]The biggest problem i [...]

    6. I listened to the audio version. When I finished Daemon, I was somewhat dissatisfied with the conclusion, as reflected in my review. I subsequently learned that Mr. Suarez could not find a publisher for Daemon, so published it himself, and it became an internet sensation. I feel that Freedom was better than Daemon, less repetitive and even more relevant to the financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, including the response of the Obama administration. The story moves along quickly toward a sa [...]

    7. I was skeptical that Suarez could recapture the utter immersion and fascinating construction of Daemon, but he did. I think one of the main ways he did so, was turning from an emphasis on technology to an emphasis on the socio-political themes that began to emerge in Daemon.In the tradition of Brave New World and 1984, Freedom(TM) serves as a warning by exaggeration. It's not that the events and revelations of Freedom(TM) are accurate or even prescient, it's that the elements that could cause th [...]

    8. Sci-fi at its best - full of meaty themes - a great book for serious discussion as well as being a thrill ride.At its best sci-fi becomes a forum for more than whiz bang technology - it becomes a forum for discussion about philosophy. The best episodes of The Twilight Zone did this. Star Wars becomes a stage to discuss the nature of good and evil and if an evil person can be redeemed. Star Trek becomes a lesson in the strength that can be possible in diversity and the power of friendship over al [...]

    9. I enjoyed Daemon a lot and was excited to jump right into Freedom (tm). However, I confess that I was a little disappointed. What I really liked was the moral quandary aspect (I don't want to be too spoilery, so I'll stop there). Also, the virtual environment as everyday social fabric was nifty. Especially the contrast between the folks who treated this new world like they were actually IN a videogame, with all the magic and gods imagery that often brings, and the "regular" people who didn't fus [...]

    10. Tough rating, probably deserves 2.5 stars.This is the sequel to Daemon, which I recall enjoying a good bit. Daemon was pretty popular among computer programmers for its (according to the description here at ) "shockingly plausible" premise. It's a techno-thriller without the techno-babble.Freedom is, I think, meant to be in the same mold, although I'm not sure what an encrypted IP beacon is. That is to say, the techno gets a little more babbly.I did love the premise. In Daemon, an out of control [...]

    11. After completed the second book in the Daemon series, I really hope there will be a third. This is a complete nerdfest; much like the first. It mixed elements of MMORPG’s in with the standard Thriller genre to make an exciting and action packed Techno-Thriller. Once again the Daemon has still got control of the world; but is this a good thing or a bad thing. Taking away the power of the few and giving it to the masses; will this lead to civil unrest or total war. All the holes in the first boo [...]

    12. Gizmodo: "Daniel Suarez has earned not one, but two spots in our reading room. These techno-thrillers not only use every bit of jargon from the hacker’s cookbook, and a fair amount of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson to boot, they also feature deadly autonomous motorcycles with spinning katanas instead of handlebars. A worst-case-scenario tale of computer takeover, Daemon was one of the most talked about high-tech thrillers in recent times, but it ended with a cliffhanger. Thankfully, its se [...]

    13. I'll give you a bit of a warning right now. I'm going to discuss a bit of the plot of `Daemon'. If you haven't read that book, then you may want to hesitate before reading this review. If you simply want to know whether I enjoyed this book & if you should purchase this, then the answer is yes. I loved this book & you absolutely have to buy it. However I will warn you- the very basic outline of `Freedom (tm)' will give spoilers on the ending of `Daemon'. You've been warned, so on with the [...]

    14. Where to begin?Well, let's go with characters. The characters are cardboard cut-outs, who speak almost entirely in either cliches, or chunks of exposition that frequently confers data that every character involved in the conversation already knows and furthermore, the reader knows as well.The book's plot takes several skips forward in time. Part 2: Eight Months Later! etc. Those blank spaces of time is where any character growth--changes in allegiances or beliefs or feelings at one another, all [...]

    15. "Freedom (TM)" is a beautiful and awe-inspiring sequel to Daniel Suarez highly successful "Daemon". Having laid all the groundwork in "Daemon", Suarez uses most of this book to use this foundation in order to explore a new concept of social organization based on empowering information technology. The new society emerging in "Freedom (TM)" is based on the darknet, an alternative to the internet using fast wireless meshes in order to increase the durability and availability of the network. People [...]

    16. Freedom (TM) is an excellent sequel and a fantastic book in its own right, but I don't want that to detract you from reading Daemon first (so make sure you do that). Needless to say when I finished Daemon I'd was very eager to read its sequel. As soon as I saw that Freedom (TM) was released I snatched at the opportunity to listen to the audiobook version, which is just as excellent as the first book, and I found that I was in for more than I expected.Any good book can be entertaining, a truly ex [...]

    17. Freedom(TM) is the sequel to Daemon that patches a number of holes the writer left in the first book. The prose is tighter, the descriptions more direct, the characters are fleshed out and the plot is nicely wound down. If you enjoyed Daemon, there is no reason not to read the sequel.Writing:*The action, even combat, was easier for the reader to track. Details were left to essentials and depictions of gore and violence were in a range I enjoy.*The tech talk was less computer-centric and focused [...]

    18. I read this book in 2 days. I blew off all of the Super Bowl pregame stuff to finish the book. It is the sequel to/continuation of Daemon. It documents a possible kinda distopian future.I liked Freedom more than Daemon. I think it's mostly because part of the first book is to set up the world and the characters in it. This book just rolls from the beginning. You really have to read Daemon first to know what's going on.For a sci-fi-ish techno-thriller, there is a lot of King Corn and The Omnivore [...]

    19. "Freedom" follows the incredibly good "Daemon" which made people turn heads. Freedom is itself one of those books that is hard to put down forcing you to read-on way past self-imposed bedtimes.What both novels have is an ethereal evil or good? Much depends on your point of view here; but its the driving force behind most actions in the books. We follow a number of characters that we all loved from "Daemon" and the one character that was lost has now become bigger in death than he ever was in lif [...]

    20. Ha! I'm listening to the part where Ross is visiting Hank's farm (don't worry, that's not a spoiler)(and I'm cracking up that the reader gave Farmer Hank the voice of Hank Hill ("King of the Hill"))EN EE way Hank is explaining how they're using crops and animals to restore the soil and how chickens run along behind to peck worms and grubs from the dirt and I am almost convinced that Suarez got this whole passage from one of Joel Salatin's works, nearly verbatim. I can't believe how that guy keep [...]

    21. Wow. Reading this book as well as the previous book Daemon (my review /review/show/) has made me realize how much technology has been integrated into our modern lives as a virtual world overlaying our real world. We have internet banking, email, twitter, facebook, sms, mms, all manner of social networking, remote computing and giving us instant access to information all from a mobile phone or Ipad or laptop. We can multi-task our real lives and our virtual lives to make one almost indistinguisha [...]

    22. I'd thought the first book was dark, but wow, Freedom (TM) takes it even further. Anyway, high marks on the story, but downgraded to 3 stars because I can't say it was the satisfactory conclusion I expected. I mentioned in the review of Daemon that in the second half of the book everything seemed to wind down, and I had hoped Freedom (TM) would rekindle it again. It didn't play out that way, unfortunately. Mainly, it was because I felt many of the characters we met in the first book were relegat [...]

    23. My review has to come in 2 parts, but before I get to it, I must make one thing clear. In order to understand and get the most out of this book, you MUST read its prequel, DAEMON, before you pick this one up. If you don't you will have no idea about the plot, characters, etc. So read DAEMON first!Now, for the first part. I was originally only going to give this book 3 stars, not because it's not a good or enjoyable read, but because a lor of what takes place relies heavily on the reader's experi [...]

    24. [Yeah, spoilers. Boilerplate, polite version: I promise I don't "spoil" anything about this book that would have bothered me had I known about it in advance of reading this book. That said, I cannot think of anything I have read in my life that would have been spoiled had I known the plot-advancing facts. And this is not, I promise, a brief Cliffs Notes–style detailed summary of the story. Perhaps the only real way to "spoil" a book is to detail any serious flaws in logic, to the extent that y [...]

    25. A surprisingly better book than the original which has a more realistic theme and plot than it’s predecessor. Still lots of techie and video game feel with a more modern anti-corporation message.Definitely feels more relevant after having experienced the darker side of social media/ tech companies the past few years.

    26. While I was pleasantly surprised with Suarez's previous novel Daemon, I was disappointed by Freedom. It suffered from "sequel syndrome."Why I didn't like it:- All the character development seemed to have happened in the first book. The characters mostly bored me in Freedom, except the newly introduced Hank Fossen and Loki.- I hated all the cynical, apocalyptic, anti-corporation/-establishment/-capitalism government-conspiracy preachiness, especially in the first portion of the book. I love to be [...]

    27. I really didn't anticipate the direction this book was going to take, after Daemon. There were inklings that people were bad, sure; but I thought the problem was The Major. Suarez has you effectively switch sides in the mess, and actually ends up leaving you rooting for the Daemon. The way he does this is a sustained--yet somehow not too preachy--reflection on what is essentially the corporatization of America tied with the rise of a particular strand of unethical globalism. The Daemon and darkn [...]

    28. In his sequel to the cult-favorite Daemon, Daniel Suarez continues the story of Matthew Sobol's electronic "entity" unleashed on the world. Like a virus, the Daemon is now beginning to remake human society. But, unlike the first book, the second one is less a technology thriller than a political screed.Now, I don't necessarily disagree with anything Suarez says in this book. All my food probably *is* made from corn, and cheap food probably *is* a foundation for keeping low-wage employees happy w [...]

    29. Acabado Freedom con ansia total.Recordemos, es la segunda parte, continuación obligada de Daemon.Le he clavado un 9 y no lo llega al 10 por dos motivos no demasiado importantes : por un lado los personajes no tiene profundidad y por otro el final me ha parecido un poco abrupto.¿Parecen dos graves fallos?. En realidad no demasiado, porque los personajes son atractivos 100%. Empatizas hasta con los “malos” y, dado que el libro está escrito en el modo “un capítulo para cada personaje” [...]

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