Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer TKono
"WWW: Wake" by Robert J. Sawyer is a thrilling book. The
story mainly follows a girl with a unique case of
blindness that just so happens to be a polymath. She gets
in contact with a Japanese researcher that implants a
device in her left eye. Afterwards, she begins to see the
world wide web before she sees the real world. As Sawyer
explains, she sees the internet in its abstract nature,
not how regular people see browsers, websites, and
whatnot. Later, it becomes clear to her that the internet
she encountered was actually a being. The girl teaches
this being how to communicate and eventually finds solace
in its futuristic company. Intermittently dispersed
throughout the novel are sub-plots; the reader understands
the importance of these as the story progresses.
book is surprisingly good. Readers feel sympathy for the
main female protagonist and begin to identify with other
characters. However, there are sexual innuendos scattered
throughout the book that could have been omitted.
Additionally, there are some obscenities in the novel
related to certain characters' diction. If "WWW: Wake"
didn't have such a well-thought out plot, readers would
have had the urge to put it down.
Reviewer City, State and Country:
Staten Island, NY USA