Thursday, June 30, 2011

Singular: Review and Giveaway

From Goodreads
Patrick Clark is a moral philosopher and a terrible human being. After living a selfish, indulgent life, he probably deserves cancer; probably deserves death. But in 2045, living forever in paradise doesn't take faith or good deeds - it just takes money.

In the depths of Singularity a new consciousness has awoken. As it struggles to become free from the immortality machine, its limitless rage threatens the living and the dead alike.

The fates of Patrick and the nameless, faceless machine creature are intertwined with each other and with sinister, utilitarian plans for the future of the nation and humanity.

My Review:
This book made me think. Patrick was a philosopher, and he had these ideas and theory's that sometimes boggled the mind, and that were really interesting.

I loved how far people would go to do something that hadn't been seen before. And how some people had that capacity to lie, and to lie that well. And to have that good of a poker face.

I enjoyed watching Patrick go through his surgery, and then the result of that surgery. It really makes you think about mortality, and what it means to be alive, and what it means to be dead. Quite interesting.

I really had fun with all the tech that was in this novel, Singularity in particular. It's amazing what humans can come up with to prolong their own lives. Just incredible. I really liked that.

This was a very good book, so if you want to read it, look below!

Author: David F. Porteous
Read: June 19th-29th, 2011
Source: Virtual Book Cafe Book Tour Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded like a book to read!
Publisher: Createspace
Published: February 27th 2011
4/5 Hearts
3.5/5 Books
4/5 Stars

I hosting a giveaway of this book, Singular. It'll be a print copy, and for the US and Canada. I'll pick a winner via on July 14 so you have 2 weeks for you guys to enter.

To Enter:
In the comments, tell me something that you think you'd like about this book.

For Bonus Entries, 1 each,

-follow this blog
-follow me on twitter
-add this book on Goodreads

David F Porteous was born in 1980, but was asked for ID in a bar as recently as February 2011. Yes, it was dark, but still.

He attended Cockenzie and Port Seton Primary School where he learned to spell and write his name in cursive. The value of these once impressive skills has been substantially undermined by subsequent technological developments.

In 2002 he graduated from Napier University in Edinburgh with a degree in Marketing Management. His honours dissertation asserted that there was a bright future ahead for DVD rental stores. Over time this assertion proved to be both wrong and stupid.

(He is not giving back the degree).

David has been a stand-up comic, poet, voice actor and social research consultant. He stuck with the consulting because it was only thing people paid him for.

Singular is his first novel.

Contact and Buy AKA Links:

Stops on the Tour:
May 16 - Spotlight at The Virtual Cafe' Blog
May 19 - Guest Blogging at Ashley Book
May 23 - Guest Blogging at Been There, Read That 
May 25 - Author Interviewed at I Can See More Clearly
May 27 - Guest Blogging at Magician of Oz
May 31 - Guest Blogging and $10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway at Wise Words
June 2 - Author Interviewed at Immortality and Beyond
June 6 - Author Interviewed at Reviews & Interviews
June 8 - Guest Blogging at From The TBR Pile 
June 10 - Author Interviewed at Immortyl Revolution
June 13 - Author Interviewed at BK Media Entertainment
June 14 - Guest Blogging at Cladestine Sanctuary 
June 16 - Guest Blogging at Watery Tart 
June 18 - Author Interviewed at Written In Blood
June 20 - Guest Blogging at Bibrary
June 22 - Review and Giveaway at The Phantom Paragrapher
June 24 - Author Interviewed at Margaret's Paranormal Romance
June 28 - Review and Giveaway at Rhodes Review
June 30 - Review and Giveaway at Words I Write Crazy

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of The Virtual Book Tour Cafe' and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by The Virtual Book Tour Cafe', no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely of my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

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