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Craving by Kristina Meister

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Craving

A lady called Eva has apparently committed suicide and her sister, Lilith, has come into town for the sad job of tidying up after a tragically wasted life. Initially there appears to be something odd going on connected with Eva’s former employer, a strange little company, but it turns out that the rabbit hole goes much deeper than this.

There aren’t any computers invisibly running the world but I detected more than a few similarities to The Matrix. Like Neo, Lilith starts as an unsuspecting protagonist with a less than satisfactory life who finds herself discovering much more to the world than she had ever imagined. The terminology is more Buddhist than hacker but it does not give away too much to reveal that Lilith also develops a number of  what boil down to superpowers.

Interesting ideas but with some rather long background passages dragging out the pace of the book interspersed with some intense action that relies very much on the aforementioned powers. I thought it had reached a rather complete conclusion before the ending raised the spectre of a sequel. It was an interesting journey but I am not sure I would want a ticket for the next leg. 3/5.

22 October, 2012 by Wulf Forrester-BarkerBook Review

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