Discussions on book: After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley
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Publisher: Del Rey
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ISBN-10: 1524798053
ISBN-13: 978-1524798055
Pages: 576
After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley
Boring to read. The key characters are too artificial, the whole thing looks amateur, a bit exhibitionist,…
Mindstrim.com
at 12am on 10/6/2017

Boring to read. The key characters are too artificial, the whole thing looks amateur, a bit exhibitionist, lacking dynamics and detached from reality. It feels like the author's characters are incubated from something between James Bond and Transformers types of movies.

I couldn't go beyond the beginning, felt like wasting my time.

My understanding is that the author fantasizes about social networks to become too pervasive in near future. It may be late for the subject, or it could be differently projected to make the story more engaging.

As I can see social networking in general has lost its buzziness and user engagement on the existing large social networks doesn't seem to grow as much as it used to, and the topic has already lost some of its trendiness.

Started reading and so far it's boring, bloated with descriptive details (more than 500 pages, really??)…
Mindstrim.com
at 10am on 10/2/2017

Started reading and so far it's boring, bloated with descriptive details (more than 500 pages, really??) and lacking substance. The topic itself is very promising but it seems to me that this book fails to get something really thrilling out of it.

To make an interesting book, you shouldn't waste reader's time with highly watered information so they can't get hooked after the first hour of reading. To me this is just another fiction book that makes many non-fiction books from real life more appealing to read.