Thursday, June 16, 2011

Evil Genius

Synopsis(from back of book):
      Cadel Piggott has a genius IQ and a fascination with systems of all kinds. At seven, he was illegally hacking into computers. Now he's fourteen and studying for his World Domination degree, taking classes like embezzlement, misinformation, forgery, and infiltration at the institute founded by criminal mastermind Dr. Phineas Darkkon. Although Cadel may be advanced beyond his years, at heart he's a lonely kid. When he falls for the mysterious and brilliant Kay-Lee, he begins to question the moral implications of his studies for the first time. But is it too late to stop Dr. Darkkon from carrying out his evil plot? And is he really who he says he is?
      An engrossing thriller with darkness and humor, freaks and geeks, Evil Genius explores the fine line between good and evil in a strange world of manipulations subterfuge and sinister plots that will crack you up as evil never has before.

My review:
      A bit crude for my taste, but a good novel. I disliked the foul mouthing, and honestly it was a major distraction to my enjoyment of the novel. Another thing that bothered me was the changing of Cadel Piggot. He starts out as a unscrupulous hacker and becomes more morally correct than everyone but one person in his life. It simply doesn't happen. Aside from the reality separation and language problem it was a decent book. The story line was well thought out, and she wrote well.
      I think that her characters could use some work, because as I stated before, they are slightly unrealistic. I enjoyed the fact that the villain could have become Cadel, but instead became the much darker Dr. Darkkon, and his college of cronies. If swearing is an issue for you, I would advise you to steer clear of this book. If not, enjoy!

My rating:
      3 1/2 stars(would be higher, but had distracting levels of profanity)
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