WWW: Wake

WWW: Wake by Robert J. Sawyer
Robert J. Sawyer
Ace Books
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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.

This 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 Age:17

Reviewer City, State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA


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