Saturday, July 21, 2012
Twenty-two-year-old savant Donny Elton can’t tie his shoes, but his computer skills are unsurpassed. Egged on by a shadowy figure only he can see and hear, Donny creates an evolving computer virus that knocks out satellites, power grids, and communication systems. The world is thrown back into a lifestyle it hasn’t known for a hundred years. Surgeons find themselves operating without electricity. The military can’t use its computers…
This gripping story of darkness and heroism highlights prophetic themes and the very real danger of a cyber attack.
I've read books like this one before and the thought is frightening...what would happen to us if we lost all power? Anything with computer chips would stop working...no transportation, no way to get medications for the sick, and our food supply dwindling. Total darkness. It would be scary!
It was interesting to see how our nation and the world was affected by the cyberattack.
Digital Winter was a bit boring, I felt it would've been better if the author had focused on what the people did to survive instead of what our government did. Their goal was to save the well educated, healthy people and let everyone else die. Too much military jargon, meetings, and conversations were just uninteresting to me.
It's funny how surgeons kept operating and a select few had power and transportation, just wasn't realistic to me. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
I received an ecopy of this book free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.