Brain Jack

Brain Jack

eBook - 2009
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In a near-future New York City, fourteen-year-old computer genius Sam Wilson manages to hack into the AT&T network and sets off a chain of events that have a profound effect on human activity throughout the world.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2009.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780375893230
0375893237
Characteristics: 1 online resource (349 p.)
Summary: In a near-future New York City, fourteen-year-old computer genius Sam Wilson manages to hack into the AT&T network and sets off a chain of events that have a profound effect on human activity throughout the world.

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Petersfootball21
Nov 25, 2014

This book is absolutely amazing! I read book after book, and this has been one of my favorites by far.

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Bearskito
Aug 17, 2014

Brain Jack had some similar computer hacking elements to Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, except where Little Brother was trying to get across a message, Brain Jack was trying to be a good story. I liked it, up until the ending which I found a little unsatisfying. Overall it was a good cyber-thriller, though.

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karatekangaroo
Jan 02, 2014

Very good fast pace suspenful and technology based book. A must read

flash2121 Jul 10, 2013

I read a lot over and i like it it cool...

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ebkita
Jun 01, 2013

This book is totally computer geeky. I'm no computer geek, but I LOVED IT!!! Stick with it, you won't be disappointed!

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acritics
Nov 21, 2012

From the opening words of the prologue, I was hooked. The premise of this book is scarily believable. In an America where Las Vegas has been destroyed by a nuclear explosion, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Defense Division recruits top teen hackers to protect the nation’s computer systems. But a new danger arises as more people begin to use neuro-headsets to connect their minds directly to their computers. Can that technology be used to manipulate people’s memories and control their actions? It takes a little while for Falkner to set up the scenario. But once the action begins, the pace is breath-taking! The writing is so vivid, I found myself tensing up, pulse racing, as I turned the pages. I am a bit uncertain how I feel about the ending. It seemed a bit too quick and clean. But the rest of the book is so good, I’ll gladly forgive that.

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StarGladiator
Aug 06, 2012

Excellent read --- although listed in the young adult category, really on par with adult hacker fiction --- much superior to Michael Olson's Special Flesh -- a book written by an investment banker for investment bankers, not tech savvy types. Still, the leader of the pack in hacker fiction is Daniel Suarez.

baseballfan24 Jan 21, 2012

A very good book. Definately worth reading.

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colincmac
Dec 18, 2011

I believe it was the fictitious company of Telecomerica that he managed to hack into...not AT&T

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Inkwire
Mar 18, 2011

Amazing insight into a possible future

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