Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pop Review: Prey

Author: Michael Chrichton
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages: 258
Warnings: Character death
Rating: 3.5/5

Prey is a science fiction drama that answers the question “What would happen if a self-sufficient, violent AI went rouge?”

Crichton’s story answers while delivering a plot that keeps you busy in a bold, engaging style. I found it to be a fun read to finish in one or two sittings. In addition you can consider some of the cool implications of distributed computing and nanotechnology while you read.

However if you’re looking for a story that challenges your observational skills or tests your philosophical inclinations, back off. This book is basically just action. The characters are simplistic and the only thing I was worried about was who would survive (other than the narrator).

On the other hand, not all novels are about in-depth characterization, so if you liked other Crichton or Clancy books, pick this up and prepare to enjoy. If you’re going on a long airline flight this is also a good choice. Have fun!

Edited: Cross-posted at LibraryThing and Amazon.

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