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In the near future, the conjoined Armstrong twins, under the guise of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, plot to create their own version of utopia using nanobots, while a guerilla group known as BZRK develops a DNA-based biot that can stop bots, but at risk of the host's brain.
Publisher: New York : Egmont USA, 2012
ISBN: 9781606843123
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION Grant 2012
Characteristics: 386 p. ; 22 cm


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DBRL_KrisA Jan 21, 2017

This had an interesting premise - the use of nanotechnology for not only assassination, but also to tamper with people's minds. Nexus Humanus is an organization that plans to use the mind-tampering concept to create a world of complacent, obedient citizens; BZRK is a group trying to prevent that outcome. These two groups battle in "the macro", that is, on the regular level, but also "down in the meat", that is, on the cellular level. And that's where I lost interest. The technology and science in this book is so detailed, and with the macro and micro-level battles going on simultaneously, it was pretty confusing. Add this to the introduction of quite a large number of (granted, mostly interesting) characters, and I spent a lot of time going back and rereading segments of the book just to clear up some of the confusion. Some of the action parts were pretty exciting, but the climactic scene of the book was, well, a bit anticlimactic. Overall, a decent story, with interesting characters, but too confusing to follow

TropicMummy Mar 12, 2013

I love the ending

Dec 29, 2012

It took a while to get into to understand, and I had to read the first 100 pages twice to get the gist of the story, but afterwards it's quite good.

Jul 11, 2012

an interesting concept people being able to control your mind with technology. it kind of reminds me a bit of the movie swrodfish

Jun 15, 2012

it wasn't a bad read, its kind of confusing at the beginning but other than that not bad

Mar 16, 2012

Another awesome book from Michael Grant. Exciting, thrilling and intense!

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zackids Mar 04, 2012

BZRK is disturbing, creepy, action-packed and totally addictive. Like the biots in the story, BZRK will get inside your head and you’ll constantly want to get back to reading it (that is if you don’t read it all in one go). No-one writes quite like Michael Grant. He’s given us a glance inside his dark and disturbing mind with the Gone series (which is one of my favourite series) but BZRK takes it to another level. Trust me, you will never look at the human body quite the same again after reading this book. BZRK has the right mix of action, violence, creepiness, and fast-paced writing that makes it a great guys read. You should hand this book to any teenage male who is a reluctant reader and I guarantee it will hook them in and make them want to pick up anything by Michael Grant.


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Kiki2red94 Nov 07, 2013

Kiki2red94 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

zackids Mar 04, 2012

zackids thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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zackids Mar 04, 2012

The story follows Sadie and Noah as they are recruited by a global organization called BZRK. They are at war with another organization called the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation or AFGC. Each side believes that they are right and that they are saving humanity. The war is being fought where no-one can see – inside the human body.


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