Utopia Book Summary and Study Guide

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To many of us, the idea of an amusement park the size of a small town, using state of the art holographic technology is intriguing. However, in Utopia, the world's greatest amusement park, things are going horribly wrong.
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A freak accident prompts the Park director to call in the programmer of the AI that controls most of the park's animatronics. He happens to be a former flame of hers, and this plays into his reasons for agreeing to her request. Bringing his daughter with him for what he expects to be a weekend trip, nothing more, Dr. Warne arrives to find that they want him to deactivate the system that he wrote to control all their robots. But things start getting hairy from there.

A terrorist, working for a rouge government, wants to steal the source code for 'The Crucible', Utopia's proprietary holographic engine. The reasons for this are never given in detail, but possibilities include counterfeiting, military uses, and so on. This man, never referred to by name, has orchestrated a series of accidents waiting to happen in the park, during a normal day, while crowds enjoy the rides and attractions. Unbeknownst to them, the park is a time bomb, waiting to go off.

Utopia is a thrilling read, a page turner form start to finish.
The review of this Book prepared by Robert Romig

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   generic terrorists Search for technology?    -   computers

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   computer programmer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   electrical engineering Unusual forms of death    -   boiling    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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