Monday, December 14, 2015

Private Eye Deluxe Edition by Brian K Vaughan

Can you imagine what life would be like without the internet?  How about what it would be like if all your information you had hidden in a cloud became common knowledge to all?  No more secrets, all your personal thoughts are public.  Would you hide behind a mask?  These people do.

Image Comics and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published tomorrow, so you can grab it then.

This is a graphic novel set in the future.  The main character is a man that uses a false name and acts as a private investigator for certain private people.  He doesn't want to be noticed and his services aren't cheap.  He does good, though.  In a land that has no secrets, what privacy you can create is welcome.

One thing that confused me a bit was the back story being thrown in with the present day story.  He's fighting battles and trying to stay alive and then we go back to his childhood.  It seemed a bit incongruous at times.

The thing that scared me is that the premise of this series is almost too realistic.  We do depend too much on the internet, social media, and the like.  Something like this could happen.

If you've read George Orwell's 1984, you'll see some comparisons in this tale.  Big brother is watching.  The TV is your enemy.  And one major player could take over the world...

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