Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Idlewild by Nick Sagan was originally published in 2003. According to other reviews it is a "cyberpunk thriller set in a prestigious high-tech school where the students spend most of their time immersed in virtual reality". I have to say it became quite clear from the beginning that I am not Sagan's target audience and quite honestly his writing style drove me crazy. I'm sorry to say that it did not pass the 50 page test and I did not finish reading Idlewild.

Synopsis from cover:
Idlewild is stylish and clever fiction set in the day after tomorrow. It opens with a young man awaking with amnesia; the only thing he knows is that his memory loss has been caused by an attempt to kill him. Unsure who he can trust, he is reacquainted with eight companions, all of whom are being trained at a special school, run by an enigmatic man named Maestro. As he tries to uncover the identity of the person who has tried to murder him, he will quickly begin to unravel a series of truths, making it clear that there is much more than his life at stake.

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