Monday, April 6, 2009

The Tomorrow Code

THE END OF THE WORLD started quietly enough for Tane Williams and Rebecca Richards. . . .
Tane and Rebecca aren’t sure what to make of it—a sequence of 1s and 0s, the message looks like nothing more than a random collection of alternating digits. Working to decode it, however, Tane and Rebecca discover that the message contains lottery numbers . . . lottery numbers that win the next random draw! Suddenly Tane and Rebecca are rich, but who sent the numbers? And why? More messages follow, and slowly it becomes clear—the messages are being sent back in time from Tane and Rebecca’s future. Something there has gone horribly wrong, and it’s up to them to prevent it from happening. As they follow the messages’ cryptic instructions, Tane and Rebecca begin to suspect the worst—that the very survival of the human race may be at stake.

Beth says 3.5 Stars...
This book was pretty good. The major problem with it was the plot. In the beginning it moved unbelievably slowly. The plot was incredibly complex and it required a great deal of set up. As the book progressed the pace increased, but it was still difficult to follow. I enjoyed the intelligence of the book, but had a few issues with the large emphasis placed on computers. My problem was that I am challenged with anything besides average computer usage. I thought that the characters were interesting, though. Yet again my favorite character was the smart borderline overachiever. Something else that I liked was the integration of Australian culture into the novel. Overall, the book was okay, but still slightly disappointing.


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