Book Review-Quantum Lens-Douglas E. Richards | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Quantum Lens-Douglas E. Richards

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


I don't know whether I want to say Yikes or Wow to this technothriller. One thing for certain--I will be thinking about this book for many years to come. The author does tell you at the end which technologies are already here-or close to it--and which are imaginary (at least for now). It delves into (if only briefly) several of humanities ageless questions. The one I have been stuck on for many years (how does a single egg cell multiply into an entire human being) is not answered in here unfortunately--we may never know. The use of hypnosis, which can actually be proved by me, is only as effective as the willingness of the the person to accept it. I was hypnotized to stop eating chocolate at one time--unbeknownst to me someone asked the hypnotist to get me to stop smoking at the same time. I stopped eating chocolate to the extent I had been---I never did stop smoking! As this book points out--the sub conscience rules more of our behavior then people realize!

Douglas E. Richards has never failed to write a book that I didn't thoroughly enjoy and that didn't get me thinking!!!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

A mind-blowing new technothriller from the NY Times bestselling author of WIRED

Omar Haddad is a brutal jihadist in Syria who appears to be invulnerable and capable of supernatural feats. But is Haddad divine, as he claims? Is he a gifted magician? Or is he making use of a stunning scientific breakthrough? And what, exactly, is keeping him from unleashing the global apocalypse he's so eager to bring about?

Brennan Craft, a quirky quantum physics genius, has the answers, and the US military is desperate to capture him. But when Craft risks everything to recruit a Black Ops researcher named Alyssa Aronson, it becomes clear he's playing a treacherous game of his own.

Hunted by both the military and Haddad, Craft and Alyssa race to find a way to keep the unstoppable jihadist in check. But there may not be any way. And Alyssa soon fears that Craft is becoming an even bigger threat to the world than Omar Haddad . . .

Quantum Lens is a smart, roller-coaster-ride of a thriller, packed with intriguing ideas that readers will be contemplating long after they've read the last page.

"Richards is a tremendous new talent" (Stephen Coonts) who can "keep you turning the pages all night long" (Douglas Preston)

About the Author: (from Amazon)


Douglas E. Richards has been widely praised for his ability to weave action, suspense, and science into riveting novels that brilliantly straddle the thriller and science fiction genres. He is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, THE CURE, and six critically acclaimed middle-grade adventures enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

A former biotech executive, Richards earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in genetic engineering from the University of Wisconsin (where he engineered mutant viruses now named after him), and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

In recognition of his work, Richards was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee and Ray Bradbury. He has written numerous feature articles for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS -- some having appeared in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries -- as well as essays for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today's Parent, and many others.

The author currently lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs.

Near Future Science Fiction Thrillers by Douglas E. Richards
WIRED (Wired 1), AMPED (Wired 2)
MIND'S EYE (Nick Hall 1), BRAINWEB (Nick Hall 2)
QUANTUM LENS SPLIT SECOND GAME CHANGER

Kids Science Fiction Thrillers (9 and up, enjoyed by kids and adults alike)
TRAPPED (Prometheus Project 1), CAPTURED (Prometheus Project 2), STRANDED (Prometheus Project 3)
OUT OF THIS WORLD THE DEVIL'S SWORD


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31 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

This is exactly the kind of book my hubby likes. I will tell him about this for sure.

Scott said...

I remember seeing a hypnotist visit our college. It IS amazing what the subconscious can control!

Neely said...

Not really my kind of book but I bet my dad would love it! Ill have to show him!

Brandy Ellen said...

I so need to start reading books more often again. I own so many, thinking I will be for sure buying this!

Eliz Frank said...

Sounds both fascinating and scary! I can only imagine what all the technological advances will bring in the future.

Liz Mays said...

That's so interesting about your hypnosis story! This is a bit different than what I usually see here, but neat.

Michelle Martinka said...

This sounds like a book my hubby would LOVE! What a great little stocking stuffer idea!

Nicole Escat said...

My sister will love this book, so far I read a few books about mysteries, romantic an this one is really interesting. I'll check it out.

CourtneyLynne said...

Oooo now this book sounds interesting!!!! I need a new book to read so I might just have to check this one out!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I'm actually intrigued by the references to hypnosis. While I'm not a huge believer in it, I am curious about the whole phenomenon.

Krafty said...

This is something I know my husband would love but I think I'd like to read it, too.

Geraldine Sandoval said...

Interesting book, not my kind of book but my daughter in law would like to read it.

James Robert said...

I usually find books for both my sisters as I don't read much but this sounds like a book I would enjoy reading.

Terry Poage said...

Sounds like a great book. I love thrillers.

Edye Nicole said...

sounds like a good read!

Pops Radish said...

A good read

clojo9372 said...

Thanks for your open and honest review! I wish someone could hypnotize me out of doing all my bad habits... Maybe I could FINALLY take off these last 20 pounds.... ;)

Barrie Mac said...

This sounds like an interesting read. My hubby would probably like to read it.

Michele S. said...

This book is not my type but my husband and son would love to read it! I shall pass it on to them.. thank you

Sherry Fram said...

Sounds interesting. Will have to read it!

Cristina said...

Hmm looks interesting!

Sara Schwab said...

This book sounds good to read

Dorothy said...

My hubby loves reading books like this, I know sometimes it can get very strange but look at the times we are living in, Are we not alone, and what is out there waiting for us..
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Mona said...

Not really my kind of read.

krystel warden said...

Sounds like a great book but not my type of genre

Naddez's Tidbyts said...

I think my hubby would enjoy this book.

Zoey said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the review.

1AlwaysNYC 1 said...

I could be persuaded to read it if it's not bogged down in tech-speak.

crystle tellerday said...

not my type of book

Krafty said...

My husband would love this book.

LAMusing said...

Probably exciting read, but "techno thriller" makes my head hurt

 
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