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Official Review: Guerrilla Internet by Matt Sayer

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Official Review: Guerrilla Internet by Matt Sayer

Post Number:#1 by kio
» 06 May 2014, 00:05

[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Guerrilla Internet" by Matt Sayer.]

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International mystery, technology, and murder combine together to bring readers a show-stopping novel for about geeks and hackers.

All around the world, companies are getting broken into, security footage cut, and data about their technology stolen. The thief or thieves hasn’t made any mistakes until now.

When a co-worker gets murdered and the company’s hard drives all get stolen, software tester, Charlie loses his job. As his boss is handing him his action figures, he accidentally hands Charlie one of the work’s iPhones that has the newest test software of their new mBition app. When Charlie plugs in the device, he remembers that he had left the recording part of the app running on his desk. Hidden by a book on his desk, the murderer hadn’t noticed it and the app recorded everything.

Fighting off a mental breakdown, Charlie sees the app as a sign that he’s meant to help solve the case. In comes Mel, an eccentric American Detective, who is trying to crack the case. Due to her lack of knowledge of technology speak, however, she doesn’t understand some of the lingo and needs Charlie’s help. With a murderer on the loose and company’s technology at stake, can Charlie and Mel solve the case?

Charlie is a realistic and easy to sympathize with character. His internal dialogue really makes the reader keenly feel what he’s feeling as he deals with his anxiety, fears of large crowds, his self-discovery, and the building of his confidence. Charlie, however, did seem a little naïve.

Mel is a funny complex character that is engaging, believable, and adds a lot of depth to the story’s dynamic. Her cluelessness about geek speak makes her character more relatable to and adds a level of entertainment to the story.
The dynamic between Mel and Charlie was unique and engaging. Charlie did seem a bit naive.

The plot is well-developed and the writing style is smooth for the most part and vivid. I felt right at home reading with the technology jargon, but someone might have trouble with some of it. There were a few plot holes, however, like how fast they were able to get visas or how Mel was able to jet around the world on a security guard’s salary (although this was later explained). Also, the scene flow felt a little off towards the end and there was one place where I got a little lost with the sequence of events.

Overall, I’d rate the book 3 out of 4. The characters were fantastic and the plot was engaging, it just had a few problems. Readers who like mystery, intrigue, international stories, and books like Dan Brown’s Digital Fortress will enjoy reading this book.

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Re: Official Review: Guerrilla Internet by Matt Sayer

Post Number:#2 by kismoody
» 31 May 2014, 13:24

Great review, thanks! I'll have to give this one a shot.
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Post Number:#3 by kio
» 31 May 2014, 13:27

Thanks, I hope you enjoy :)
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Post Number:#4 by ALRyder
» 31 May 2014, 16:33

Thanks for the great review. I would probably be one of those that would get lost in the technology jargon, but this still looks interesting.
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Post Number:#5 by kio
» 31 May 2014, 16:51

I can totally under, stand that. A glossary might be handy now that I think of it. Thanks!
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Post Number:#6 by gali
» 01 Jun 2014, 06:57

Sounds good! Thank you for the lovely review.
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Post Number:#7 by Macka1080
» 02 Jun 2014, 08:11

Thanks for the wonderful review Kio! I am so glad you enjoyed the book; it means so much to hear so :)
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Post Number:#8 by kio
» 02 Jun 2014, 15:16

I did, I hope to read more :)
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