Nexus – A Review

I don’t read many sci-fi or cyberpunk thriller books very often but I wanted to read something different for a change. As I mentioned in my previous post, this book had high reviews and the blurb was interesting so I gave it a try.

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I liked the main concept of the story which follows the life of a scientist called Kaden Lane or Kade and his experimental nano-drug called Nexus that allows a person to control thoughts and applications inside his own mind and link to the minds of other people. The main characters in the story are well defined, the concept is quite intriguing and believable and there is a lot of action. However, the book had more of a political story line and too many action sequences than I would have liked it to have. I’m not sure I’ll continue reading the series, I might come back to it later but I still recommend reading it.

Nexus – What I’m Currently Reading

From my previous post you’ve probably noticed that I couldn’t decide on which book to read next. Well, I finally decided and so far read about a third of the book Nexus by Ramez Naam. It’s a Sci-Fi book and the first book in the Nexus trilogy. So far it’s pretty intriguing and I think anyone into biotechnology, computer programming and nano-technology would enjoy. Here’s what it’s about:

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In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link human together, mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it.

When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he’s thrust over his head into a world of danger and international espionage – for there is far more at stake than anyone realizes.

From the halls of academe to the halls of power, from the headquarters of an elite US agency in Washington DC to a secret lab beneath a top university in Shanghai, from the underground parties of San Francisco to the illegal biotech markets of Bangkok, from an international neuroscience conference to a remote monastery in the mountains of Thailand – Nexus is a thrill ride through a future on the brink of explosion.