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The Dark Net – tekijä: Benjamin Percy
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The Dark Net (vuoden 2017 painos)

– tekijä: Benjamin Percy (Tekijä)

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"Hell on earth is only one click of a mouse away in acclaimed writer Benjamin Percy's terrifying new horror novel

The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret, far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. Andnow, an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. These demons are threatening to spread virally into the real worldunless they can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew:

Twelve-year-old Hannah, who has been fitted with the Oculus, a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness, wonders why she sees shadows surrounding some people.

A technophobicjournalist named Lela has stumbled upon a story nobody wants her to uncover.

Mike Juniper--a one-time child evangelist who suffers from personal and literal demons--has an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs.

And Derek, a hacker with a cause, believes himself a soldier of the Internet, part of a cyber army akin to Anonymous.

They have no idea what the Dark Netreallycontains"--
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Teoksen nimi:The Dark Net
Kirjailijat:Benjamin Percy (Tekijä)
Info:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2017), Edition: 1, 272 pages
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 13) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
this is not what i thought it was and not what i really wanted. the story is interesting but the title and blurb are somewhat misleading. ( )
  hexenlibrarian | May 19, 2020 |
2.5 rounded up ( )
  ssteinbr | Sep 21, 2019 |
The Dark Net is an interesting and difficult-to-classify book. At first, it feels like a technology-themed contemporary, but after a few chapters, it becomes apparent that there are also paranormal things going on. In the end, I think I'd call it a paranormal techno-thriller; it felt like it was trying to be horror, but the execution left a little to be desired.

I think the characters were this book's biggest asset. It featured a fairly wide range of personalities, and there were points when the dialogue hummed with a witty energy that I loved (granted, this wasn't constant). Even the idea of the plot (demonic entities using technology to gain power over people in this new, technology-dependent era) worked pretty well for me. However, a lot of the book (especially in the second half) felt like the author wrote it to establish a certain aesthetic rather than because there was any real reason for it. For example, there is a point where one of the characters gets electrocuted and becomes an entity that exists only within technology . However, the book didn't offer a clear explanation for why the "death" occurred. Also, the depiction of existing within technology didn't seem to have anything to do with that technology; for the most part, it felt like the author just used those scenes as an excuse to bring classic horror elements (such as a haunted house, bats, skeletons, etc.) into the story. In general, I just wanted the book to follow a central line of logic, but most of the events, especially the paranormal stuff, didn't get a satisfactory explanation.

Toward the end, the timeline of the book also becomes a little bit confusing. One notable part that I remember is the aforementioned scene where the character goes into the world of technology. In this scene, the entire cast of main characters is present. In a following chapter, one of the main characters is out on his own, bombing a building, but in the following chapter, we're back in the previous scene and they haven't split up to do the bombing yet. Nothing was really gained from presenting these events out of order except confusion.

As far as the writing itself, this book was written in a somewhat confused mix of past and present tense. I will disclose here that I am somewhat biased in that I am typically annoyed when books are written in the present tense. I like and am used to the past tense, so when I notice present tense verbs, it throws me out of the story and I automatically assume it was a mistake for a minute until I remember that the whole thing has been written that way. Well, with The Dark Net, it's not all written that way. In certain places, the book goes back to narrate new scenes in previously-occurring events, and instead of narrating everything the same, these chapters are primarily past tense. The switching tenses only served to throw me further out of the story.

Aside from the tenses, the writing was not bad. Benjamin Percy made the stylistic choice to use frequent sentence fragments in his narrative, which I am not personally fond of (I'm a bit of a grammar nazi), but it's clear from his writing that he does know his way around the English language. None of the grammar errors in the book felt accidental, except for a few typos, which were to be expected since I was reading an ARC copy.

In general, I enjoyed this book and think Benjamin Percy has a lot of promise as a writer, but I need books that are a little less sloppily put together. ( )
  NovelInsights | Sep 21, 2019 |


"When you know someone's pissed about what you're writing - when you know you're potentially in danger - that's when you know you're doing your job." (quotation page 36)

Content:
Lela Falcon, reporter, is researching a story about a company called Undertown, that had now ownes a building connected to Lela's first story, many years ago, about the serial killer Tusk. Now his sign, a red right hand appears again. He is dead - is he? Together with her niece Hannah, Mike Juniper, Josh, intern at her editor and his friend Derek, a genious of a hacker, she tries to stop an ancient dark force that is about to change the world through an internet virus.

This thrilling story is a combination of magic, horror and modern technology. It is gripping and makes you hope for the lives of the protagonists that try everything to stop the dark forces.

A book that makes you unable to put down, but for readers like me too much of "traditional horror" with ugly figures to fight. I was hoping for more IT and dark net instead. But with the story developing and going on, it absolutely convinced me, drove me forward until the end. Definitely a book for readers that like the horror-genre and authors like Stephen King. ( )
  Circlestonesbooks | Mar 27, 2019 |
The Dark Net is a complex story in which the horror is the realisation that it could happen to all of us, and we'd be unable to stop it!

There's a large cast of characters at the beginning, which I have to admit you could easily lose track of, and it's not everyone's preferred writing style, but you just know there's a reason these people are mentioned straight up and that they are all going to meet somewhere along the storyline to make sense of it all. As I read this it was like I had a movie playing out in my mind. We see shots of a dodgy run server group in one scene. Next we meet Hannah with a high-tech prosthetic that restores her sight, but can't understand why she can now see shadows surrounding certain people. Then there's Lala a technophobic journalist, (Hannah's auntie ), Mike the gun hoarder who sees things that can't possibly be there, Derek a genius hacker and, to top it all, a virus spreading through the net that had a very old-school, Shaun Hutson, evil, demonic force feel to it. Who can stop this evil presence from getting out of control and fight back?

Dark, creepy, urban-techno horror with an old-school, supernatural feel that I particularly enjoyed. What would we all do if the devil got inside our homes, schools, offices through our computers? Who'd save us? Not our anti-virus protection, that's for sure! ( )
  SassyBrit | Jan 15, 2019 |
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"Hell on earth is only one click of a mouse away in acclaimed writer Benjamin Percy's terrifying new horror novel

The Dark Net is real. An anonymous and often criminal arena that exists in the secret, far reaches of the Web, some use it to manage Bitcoins, pirate movies and music, or traffic in drugs and stolen goods. Andnow, an ancient darkness is gathering there as well. These demons are threatening to spread virally into the real worldunless they can be stopped by members of a ragtag crew:

Twelve-year-old Hannah, who has been fitted with the Oculus, a high-tech visual prosthetic to combat her blindness, wonders why she sees shadows surrounding some people.

A technophobicjournalist named Lela has stumbled upon a story nobody wants her to uncover.

Mike Juniper--a one-time child evangelist who suffers from personal and literal demons--has an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs.

And Derek, a hacker with a cause, believes himself a soldier of the Internet, part of a cyber army akin to Anonymous.

They have no idea what the Dark Netreallycontains"--

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