Paradigm

Paradigm Review

"If I ask you to do something, will you do it?"

"Maybe."

"Maybe?"

"Well, I don't know what it is yet. But I'm guessing that death is the alternative, so I'm prepared to be reasonable." Sam Cooper is seventeen. He drives a cherry red 1968 GTO that he won on a bet, and spends his days exploring the open roads of the great American West. He should be living the teenage dream, but post-collapse America is a hard place to survive.

The United States is long dead, basic resources are getting scarcer, and no one on Earth has seen the stars since before he was born. Vast tracts of the country are now empty as people huddle together for safety. In all this chaos, Sam has survived on his wits and occasional luck. But a visit to the walled and prosperous Century City results in a split-second decision that changes everything. Soon Sam is on the run from the ruthless Carolyn Bast, and by something much more dangerous: MUTHA-a powerful artificial entity that has been watching and waiting for Sam's return from the barren outlands. Sam unknowingly carries the key to something MUTHA can't live without, something so dangerous that others are willing to kill him, or worse, to ensure that the great plex never possesses it.

Sam can't stay one step ahead of them forever. His only hope is to unravel the secrets of his peculiar past and awaken the incredible power that sleeps within-because even in his beloved GTO, without the truth, Sam will never succeed in outracing the nightmare to come.

Title:Paradigm
Edition Language:English

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  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    Actual rating: 1.5Recommended: for people with Botox injections, specifically on their forehead and around their naso-labial lines. I wish I could have sent the publisher a bill for such treatments be...

  • Rose

    It's really ridiculous how difficult it was to get through "Paradigm", but nonetheless, I survived the journey. Oddly, I don't feel like I came out of this read feeling anything for the characters, sc...

  • David Caldwell

    I won a copy on Goodreads Firstreads.Sam Cooper and his friend Nathan drive around the country in a 1968 cherry red GTO. The world is in bad shape. After multiple economic collapses and natural disast...

  • Isa Lavinia

    2.5 stars arc provided by Mediadrome Press through netgalleyIncredibly disjointed.I appreciate it when an author doesn't dumb things down for the reader, but what happened here is that the reader is...

  • Jackie

    Book Info Paperback, 396 pagesPublished July 13th 2013 by Mediadrome Pressoriginal title ParadigmISBN 1482346540 (ISBN13: 9781482346541)edition language Englishother editions None foundSource:Netgall...

  • Carrie

    There are so many things to love about this book. First of all, Sam is a fantastic main character. He is a teenage boy with interesting abilities, but one who still mostly thinks and acts like a teena...

  • PJforaDay

    2 starsEnjoyable but full of flaws, Paradigm is bound to have legions of readers falling down the giant plot holes that pop up throughout the entire novel and reemerge more confused than ever.Because ...

  • Ian Wood

    This is the complete review as it appears on my blog. There are links in the blog review which are not reprodoced here, nor will changes or updates made in the blog review be replicated here.I rated t...

  • Yzabel Ginsberg

    (I got this book from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)This novel range from "okay" to "I like it". It is interspersed with good ideas and easily recognisable characters, and although some...

  • Pop Bop

    Early YA Apocalyptic Adventure That Has It AllI like my post-collapse apocalyptic dystopias to be challenging with a touch of threat, but not so grim and depraved that they read like YA snuff films wi...