.man and boy.

man and boy by tony parsons.

this is a new book i just bought today. i finished deception point and got this book cause julian recommended it to me. by the looks of it, it seems promising. a nicely carved book. ;)

ok, first of all, let's talk about deception point.

deception point is a story revolving around the NSA and their great magnifico TRNSLTR. TRNSLTR is actually a great big supercomputer which is capable of breaking codes by manually forcing codes until it finds a match. this TRNSLTR is an unknown asset owned by the NSA and no doubt if the public knows about it, everyone would go crazy about their privacy.

there are a lot of twists in the story and some lies, but basically after the first half when Hale says Strathmore killed Chartrukian and Fletcher didn't believe him, i kinda know. i kinda know everything from that point onwards. don't ask me why but its instinct. the same goes for angels and demons. but angels and demons took a lot longer than expected.

basically, this means Deception Point is more predictable than Angels and Demons.

okay, then we move on to Man and Boy.

Man & Boy is a story about this guy, Harry. Let's just say he did everything too fast and too slow at the same time.

He got married when his friends got drunk and he was a father when his friends were still struggling for a girl. When he hits old age, he wasno longer looking forward. people were looking forward to getting married, having a baby, but he was looking for friends to hang out and have a poker day.

basically, everything's just too progressing too fast and he's always in a different zone with everyone his age.

Harry had it all: a beautiful wife, an adorable four-year-old son, and a high-paying media job. But on the eve of his thirtieth birthday, with one irresponsible act, he threw it all away. Suddenly he finds himself an unemployed single father trying to figure out how to wash his son's hair the way Mommy did and whether green spaghetti is proper breakfast food. This brilliantly engaging novel will tug at your heart as Harry learns to become a father to his son and a son to his aging father, takes stabs at finding new love, and makes the hardest decision of his life. -source

August 28, 2005


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