Thursday, 29 May 2008

Join the Genius Squad!

G'day readers! First post from Nick, here on Quicksand!! What an exciting event!! (for me anyway...) "And for my first act of whimsical wonder.....A BOOK REVIEW!"

I came across 'Genius Squad', by author Catherine Jinks recently, and found it glued to my hands after reading the first page. You may think "whatevs man", but I am a fussy reader. The first thing you should know about this book is that it is the sequel to 'Evil Genius' (I didn't realise this until half way through...). But Jinks writes so that you don't need to have read the first novel to understand what's going on.

Enter a world of online mischief, fraud and cyber crime. The world of Cadel. I can't tell you his last name, because even he is unsure of what it is (and you thought you were twisted...). Believed to be the son of the criminal mastermind Dr. Darkkon, Cadel is a 15 year old genius who breathes cyber-air. He cannot function without a computer. So imagine his despair at having to live in a foster home with two other children who make his very existence a misery. Plus, his access to a computer is controlled by a daily roster...Cadel can't deal.

But then out of the blue, Genius Squad, a group of intellectual teenage hackers present the opportunity of a lifetime...a new home, a laptop, and permission to take down the suspected evil organisation GeNome! How could he resist?

I won't say much more, other than that this is definitely a book worth a look, and I guarantee you that the suspense will keep the pages turning for you! 5 gold stars!! (hahaha)And for those musos out there, why not check out some of the new tunes by Motion City Soundtrack and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, both available to hold at any of our libraries :]

Peace guys, Nick


Anonymous said...

On ya Nick. Great to read your first Quicksand post. Peace to you too! Cen

I am not a Librarian said...

Hey Babe - great to have your 'dulcet tones' back in the ether!! Sounds like a good read, keep 'em coming! Deb

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