Category Archives: Thrillers

Review: Daemon by Daniel Suarez

I had thought the near-future Daemon was a YA book, but nope, it is definitely not. No Y, all A.

A carefully-crafted artificial intelligence is unleashed after its creator’s death and quickly becomes one of the most powerful forces in the world.

Daemon is a fast-paced thriller with a fascinating villain and a surprising, always-twisting plot. Even with uneven writing and thin character development, I found myself eager to get back to reading it every day.

Author Daniel Suarez has serious computer bona fides, spending years as a senior systems analyst, and his description of what software can and can’t do has the ring of truth, often missing from other stories featuring artificial intelligence.

Recommendation: Read it, if you’re after page-turning fun.