Interface (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, May 31, 2005 - Fiction - 618 pages
281 Reviews
From his triumphant debut with Snow Crash to the stunning success of his latest novel, Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson has quickly become the voice of a generation. In this now-classic thriller, he and fellow author J. Frederick George tell a shocking tale with an all-too plausible premise.

There's no way William A. Cozzano can lose the upcoming presidential election. He's a likable midwestern governor with one insidious advantage—an advantage provided by a shadowy group of backers. A biochip implanted in his head hardwires him to a computerized polling system. The mood of the electorate is channeled directly into his brain. Forget issues. Forget policy. Cozzano is more than the perfect candidate. He's a special effect.

“Complex, entertaining, frequently funny."—Publishers Weekly

“Qualifies as the sleeper of the year, the rare kind of science-fiction thriller that evokes genuine laughter while simultaneously keeping the level of suspense cranked to the max."— San Diego Union-Tribune
“A Manchurian Candidate for the computer age.” —Seattle Weekly







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Good premise, crappy follow-through. - Goodreads
Extremely inconsistent pace, and fragmented characters. - Goodreads
Master storytelling, as expected from Neal Stephenson - Goodreads
... oh yeah, it's got great great writing. - Goodreads
The ending was silly. - Goodreads
The pace was great, measured and deliberate. - Goodreads

Review: Interface

User Review  - Shaun Copple - Goodreads

Although some of the technology is now considered out of date, the premise still holds. That of mind-control, and shadowy groups taking over the US Presidency. I enjoyed the story and the ideas contained within, but the high number of spelling mistakes leads me to complain about the editing. Read full review

Review: Interface

User Review  - Shaun Copple - Goodreads

Although some of the technology is now considered out of date, the premise still holds. That of mind-control, and shadowy groups taking over the US Presidency. I enjoyed the story and the ideas contained within, but the high number of spelling mistakes leads me to complain about the editing. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
24
Section 3
47
Section 4
50
Section 5
97
Section 6
162
Section 7
177
Section 8
184
Section 21
370
Section 22
381
Section 23
389
Section 24
396
Section 25
428
Section 26
436
Section 27
448
Section 28
464

Section 9
209
Section 10
231
Section 11
239
Section 12
247
Section 13
257
Section 14
268
Section 15
272
Section 16
307
Section 17
308
Section 18
310
Section 19
313
Section 20
328
Section 29
470
Section 30
479
Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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About the author (2005)

Neal Stephenson is the author of The System Of The World, The Confusion, Quicksilver, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Snow Crash, and other books and articles.

J. Frederick George is a historian and writer living in Paris.


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