Review: Day One by Nate Kenyon

Title: Day One

Author: Nate Kenyon

Published: Thomas Dunne Books October 2013

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Status: Read on September 30, 2013 {Courtesy the publisher/Netgalley}

My Thoughts:

Though the trope is hardly original, think ‘rise of the machines’, the pace of this thriller, which covers a single day as a sentient super computer seizes control of New York, provides an entertaining read.

Day One begins for journalist and former computer hacker John Hawke as it does most days, with a kiss goodbye from his three year old son and a look of reproach from his pregnant wife. Just hours later he is being hunted by every law enforcement agency in the city at the direction of a computer determined to eliminate any threats to ‘her’ existence.

Fast paced and action packed it reads like a blockbuster film, in fact promotional material describes it as a mix between Cloverfield and The Terminator. With plenty of violence and spectacular explosions any adrenaline junkie will find satisfaction within the pages of this novel, though it was the scene within the hospital which I found most chilling.

If you aren’t at all tech-y some of the details of how ‘Jane Doe’ evolved might pass you by but it isn’t of any real concern. It’s a little scary how plausible the whole idea is though. It is easy to forget just how deeply technology is entrenched in our lives and how vulnerable we would be in the face of its demise… or its rebellion.

Tense, dramatic and lively, I found Day One to be a quick and exciting read.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kayla
    Oct 02, 2013 @ 13:07:44

    I’ve never heard of this one but I think I’ll need to check it out now! ^.^



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