Friday, 4 January 2013

Review of Insignia by S.J.Kincaid

Title: Insignia
Author: S.J. Kincaid
Publisher: Hot Key Books
ISBN: 978 14714 0001

Rating 5/5 with merits

This review is done by Shaun, the eldest of our young readers. This was a recommendation from another Blogger for our 10year old, from a Twitter conversation. I'm really not surprised at all that he finished this book within 3 days of starting it – he hardly put it down!

Space battling,virtual reality simulators,can Tom beat Medusa? the most feared combatant.

The story is about Tom trying to beat medusa in space! Medusa always wins, can Tom beat her?
(it's virtual reality so no one dies)

My favourite character is Tom because he cheats at virtual racing. And he covers Dominion arga's top men in sewage. also Blackburn make's Tom act like a dog.

My favourite characters are Vikram,Tom and Yuri because vik and Tom call themselves the Doctors of Doom. Yuri's neual processor was scrambled because he was thought to have been a spy (a.k.a. The android.)

Book synopsis:
Tom Raines is suddenly recruited into the US Army to train as a virtual reality Combatant to see if he is good enough to help fight World War Three. Equipped with a new computer chip in his brain, it looks as if Tom might actually become somebody. But what happens when you start to question the rules?

In this first part of a fast-paced, futuristic trilogy, S. J. Kincaid asks significant questions concerning the use of technology and the value of life. 20th Century Fox have pre-emptively bought the film rights for the first book in the series, which incidently Shaun has only just been made aware of – so he's eagerly hoping he'll see it as a film as well!

Source – Bought as a gift for DS

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