Wake by Robert J. Sawyer is a very intriguing book. I read the first 260 pages in one sitting. I read the last hundred pages quickly as well. Overall, I was shocked that Sawyer could keep my attention for so long without anything happening. Okay, some things happened, but this was a very low tension book.—not at all what I usually like. The writing showed how masterful Sawyer is to have been able to keep me going with this story about a fifteen-year old blind girl getting an implant that allows her to see, with the overall idea of the internet waking up and becoming sentient. There are some other plot threads that explore expanding consciousness, but they aren’t resolved, as this is a trilogy—I just found that out from Amazon.com. I don’t think I’ll read the other books, but I guess I’ll see. I think I’d rather read some of Sawyer’s Nebula or Hugo award winning novels, as my reading time is limited. I’ve met him and he’s a very cool guy. This novel was not mind-blowing, but I was impressed with what he accomplished. I believe he has huge amounts of confidence to write this story and present it in the way he presented it. Very impressive. Read the Amazon.com reviews to get a better understanding of the novel, or to decide whether or not you want to read it.
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