Walk the Plank On the Horizon – the future is yours (Dan Frey)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .

Title: the future is yours

Author: Dan Frey

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine Del Ray

Publication Date: Next Tuesday!!! (hardcover/e-book)

ISBN: 978-0593158210

Source:  NetGalley

The Future Is Yours

This book just did not work for me.  I gave it a good whirl and actually finished it but was ultimately very disappointed.  The main premise is that two best friends have a start up company called The Future where they have a device that can pull internet data from one year in the future.  The story is told using emails, texts, articles, and transcripts.

I did like the format.  But I read this book wanting to know how the device was used in a practical sense.  I was not satisfied with how it works or evolves.  I found one of the main characters, Ben, to be beyond horrible as a person and I almost stopped reading half-way through because of it.  Frankly his best friend and wife deserve better.  The subplot involving the two of them was irksome though.  Plus that ending was awful and cheesy.

I do think this book can find a good readership.  I just wasn’t in that group.  So this book must walk the plank!  Arrr!

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

If you had the chance to look one year into the future, would you?

For Ben Boyce and Adhi Chaudry, the answer is unequivocally yes. And they’re betting everything that you’ll say yes, too. Welcome to The Future: a computer that connects to the internet one year from now, so you can see who you’ll be dating, where you’ll be working, even whether or not you’ll be alive in the year to come. By forming a startup to deliver this revolutionary technology to the world, Ben and Adhi have made their wildest, most impossible dream a reality. Once Silicon Valley outsiders, they’re now its hottest commodity.

The device can predict everything perfectly—from stock market spikes and sports scores to political scandals and corporate takeovers—allowing them to chase down success and fame while staying one step ahead of the competition. But the future their device foretells is not the bright one they imagined.

Ambition. Greed. Jealousy. And, perhaps, an apocalypse. The question is . . . can they stop it?

Told through emails, texts, transcripts, and blog posts, this bleeding-edge tech thriller chronicles the costs of innovation and asks how far you’d go to protect the ones you love—even from themselves.

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