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Old 02-23-2013, 10:02 PM   #16
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I'm enjoying it too. 56% into the book.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #17
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I'm going to be honest, I'm about 2 hours in to the audio book (which is only about 7 hours total) and I'm not loving it. The main character just doesn't "click" for me, and even I, someone who really likes Google, find the breathless panting over Google to be grating.

And, this is stupid I realize, but I just can't stand when characters that are supposedly in their mid 20s to early 30s use the word "dude" in dialogue. Really? Do people really talk like that? I'm in that age bracket and haven't heard someone use the word "dude" unironically since the 90s.

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Old 02-24-2013, 01:13 PM   #18
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I'm going to be honest, I'm about 2 hours in to the audio book (which is only about 7 hours total) and I'm not loving it. The main character just doesn't "click" for me, and even I, someone who really likes Google, find the breathless panting over Google to be grating.

And, this is stupid I realize, but I just can't stand when characters that are supposedly in their mid 20s to early 30s use the word "dude" in dialogue. Really? Do people really talk like that? I'm in that age bracket and haven't heard someone use the word "dude" unironically since the 90s.
The author was probably in his 20's in then late '80s or early '90s.
I used to work with some one who always used the word Dude. Of course he was 21 in 1988. I never liked the way Dude was used and hope it never makes a comeback.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:00 PM   #19
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Well, I'm certainly going to take a look at it. You will refund me if it's not as good as you say, right Becca?
Well, no need for a refund. I really enjoyed it. Interesting premise for a story and pretty well written (in my opinion). I'd recommend it to people as well.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:28 PM   #20
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You got me intrigued. Sadly the 2 libraries I'm a member of only has the audiobook and I am not a fan of the narrator. I will stick this on my wishlist for now.
I'm in the same boat. I accidentally borrowed the audiobook, then immediately returned it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:38 PM   #21
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I'm in the same boat. I accidentally borrowed the audiobook, then immediately returned it.
It's worth the wait if you only want a p/e-book version.
Anyone happen to know anything about movie plans? I can't wait for a movie.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:12 PM   #22
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I'm going to be honest, I'm about 2 hours in to the audio book (which is only about 7 hours total) and I'm not loving it. The main character just doesn't "click" for me, and even I, someone who really likes Google, find the breathless panting over Google to be grating.

And, this is stupid I realize, but I just can't stand when characters that are supposedly in their mid 20s to early 30s use the word "dude" in dialogue. Really? Do people really talk like that? I'm in that age bracket and haven't heard someone use the word "dude" unironically since the 90s.
Female in my mid 20s and I say dude pretty often lol.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:19 PM   #24
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It's worth the wait if you only want a p/e-book version.
Anyone happen to know anything about movie plans? I can't wait for a movie.
I just don't have the patience for audio books. I count it as a character flaw I'll keep an eye out for the ebook version though.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:59 PM   #25
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:40 PM   #26
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Female in my mid 20s and I say dude pretty often lol.
Okay, I'm going to still find it annoying in books, even if people in real life do in fact still use the word, but I'll take back the book criticism.
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Female in my mid 20s and I say dude pretty often lol.
Same here, except I'm 37. It's a great word. In one syllable, you can express a range of things, from "That's amazing!" to "I can't believe you did that" to "Start running because you're in so much trouble right now".

This discussion got this book promoted to the top of my wishlist, but it'll have to wait a few days. My February book budget is tapped out.
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This discussion got this book promoted to the top of my wishlist, but it'll have to wait a few days. My February book budget is tapped out.
You won't regret it. You'll love it!
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A dissenting voice, I thought it was trying too hard to be cool and the characters didn't feel real. I only considered it average.
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Beefier characters would have made this book really pop for me. They just felt a little thin. Still... it didn't make me wish I had used the time to read something else. Easy to see why it's developing such a cult following, but I think this one just missed me by inches.

Sort of a Ready Player One (minus the nostalgia) mixed with a comedic version of The Rule of Four.

I'll stop before I sound too negative; that's not my intention.
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