Overall Rating and Opinion of "Superhighway"

Discuss the June 2017 Book of the Month, Superhighway by Alex Fayman. Superhighway is the first book in the Superhighway Trilogy, so feel free to use this forum to discuss not only the first book but also the other books in the series.

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Post by Celticlady » 09 Jun 2017, 20:35

I was not sure if I was going to like this book or not, the concept of being able to travel through the internet on the inside was something I found to be pretty fascinating. Plus being able to do what Alex was able to do while in there was pretty amazing. Even though Alex is only 18, I got the feeling that he was actually older than he is. I really enjoyed the book and I look forward to reading the second book!

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Post by CatInTheHat » 10 Jun 2017, 18:06

I did not expect to like this story but I ended up loving it. I read it solely because it is BOTM. I give it a 4 out of 4 stars. The concept works in a weird sort of way. Almost like a time travel story but it all stays in the present. The characters are for the most part well developed. I expect to see more development in the second book. I was drawn into Alex's character. I would have liked to have known a bit more about the orphanage. It'll be interesting to see where this story goes next. I've been wanting to start it but didn't want to know what happens next until I participated in these forums.
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Post by barb429 » 19 Jun 2017, 14:37

I have enjoyed the story so far, but unfortunately I had to put it down. I have short breaks in which I get the chance to catch up on reading, and unfortunately I really got slammed with work (and homework) around the time I started reading it.

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Post by Mollymae » 21 Jun 2017, 21:54

I intentionally didn't read any reviews before I read the book. It's funny to see the variation in what people thought about the book. I quite enjoyed it but see that others were not as interested as I was.

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Post by trulyblessed80 » 22 Jun 2017, 11:43

It is the story of a young man who wants to use his powers for good, but makes mistakes en route to discovering the truth behind his supernatural abilities.

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Post by Lincoln » 22 Jun 2017, 11:49

Some really interesting concepts in this book! Definitely repetitive at points, but a really good read otherwise!
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Post by CarrieMe » 23 Jun 2017, 00:38

I was not impressed with this book. I was interested at first, when Alex's early adoption experiences were being described, but I had to force myself to finish it. The writing style wasn't bad, exactly, but it was a little awkward and stilted throughout the whole book, especially the dialogue. (I think I read somewhere that the author isn't a native English speaker, which would explain a lot. But still, dialogue is difficult, so it's something to work on.)

I also found all of the characters to be pretty flat and lacking in depth, including Alex. What made me upset, though, was the author's treatment of the women in the story. Alex was basically incapable of being in the same room with a woman without objectifying her in some way. That makes me dislike him as a character, but that doesn't necessarily make me dislike the book. HOWEVER, what DOES make me dislike the book is the fact that nothing even hints that there's anything wrong with sexually objectifying every woman in his life. Plus, none of these women felt like real people at all. It was just so clear to me that they were just there to be props or sex objects for Alex. I don't know, the whole book kind of felt like it was some sort of fantasy/wish-fulfillment for the author.

I feel a little bad for being so negative, but those things bothered me quite a bit. The story and the ideas behind it definitely had some promise, though.

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Post by Karrar Ri » 23 Jun 2017, 00:53

yes , i liked it honestly I will give it 3 out of 4 stars . I absolutly recomanded for my friends .

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Post by CHL » 03 Jul 2017, 20:45

Although it's a bad habit to not finish a book and rate it, some books may not have the ability to contain the readers' interest. That's just bad. But some people have a different opinion. Quite interesting!
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Post by Londera » 06 Jul 2017, 12:39

The overall premise of the book captured my attention. Its seems from the comments that its one of those books that take a few chapters to capture your attention, which I don't mind at all.

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Post by Eron » 06 Jul 2017, 16:15

I would give 4 out of 5 its a good book

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Post by classicaltwist » 06 Jul 2017, 21:29

I really didn't like this book. I got through 2/3 of it before finally deciding to give in and drop it. I just wasn't able to get into the story. I didn't care about any of the characters.
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Post by Denis Maina » 19 Jul 2017, 01:30

I guess it might have captured my attention in a whole different dimension.Not a bad book though i'd recommend it

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Post by Chrys Brobbey » 31 Jul 2017, 11:01

I normally don't read sci-fi books, but this one sounds intriguing going by the reviews. I hope the other series in the trilogy will arouse as much interest. It's now on my reading shelf, and I hope it makes like reading sci-fi again (I read them in my childhood days).

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Post by Nwoko Solomon Ikechu » 09 Sep 2017, 00:17

Looking at the limitations and inabilities of man in various areas of life, man is most often tempted to imagine the extraordinary. Alex may have thought what good he could do for people, especially the weak if he had supernatural powers and unlimited abilities. As I read this book I also was imaging what I could have done for myself, lovely family and others if I had supernatural powers and unlimited abilities. Though I'm not really a fan of stories of people with special abilities and there some vulgar expressions and actions which I disliked, however, I love this story for it creativity and power of imagination. Kudos to Alex Fayman for this thrilling story.

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