Book Reviews of Paranoia

Paranoia
Paranoia
Author: Joseph Finder
ISBN-13: 9780312319144
ISBN-10: 0312319142
Publication Date: 1/20/2004
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
If you like reading Grisham, Ludlum, DeMille, Dan Brown, etc., and you haven't tried Finder, you are in for a surprize. His thrillers rank right up there at the top. This is the story of a low ambition junior staffer at a high-tech behemoth corporation that gets in deep trouble and the only way to avoid proscedution and prison is to become a mole-spy in a competitor's company. The ending is terrific.
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Helpful Score: 4
Remember, it isn't paranoia if they really are out to get you. I love being totally surprised by a book's ending, and Finder doesn't disappoint.
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Helpful Score: 4
The SanFrancisco Chroniicle reviewer called it a high-octane ride.It has more twist and turns than a mountain road.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was such a cool book. It had me convinced I knew what was going on until the very end, and then swept me completely off my feet with surprise.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book and couldn't put it down!
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Helpful Score: 2
From junior staffer to boy genius, was he moved up for neferious reasons or is he paranoid?
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Helpful Score: 2
New author for me. I really enjoyed this one.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good book. I enjoyed the writing and characterizations, as well as the story.
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Helpful Score: 2
Adam must become a corporate mole or go to prison. very good book. suspenseful and taut. good writing.
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Helpful Score: 2
5 stars - great read!!
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Helpful Score: 2
What's black is white and what's white is black. The characters are well drawn out but tend toward the extreme. You either love them or hate them. But just when you think you've got them figured out, you find out they aren't what they seem to be. I was a little disappointed with the ending, but probably because I would have done the opposite of the main character. Actually, the ending fits perfectly with the theme that things aren't what they seem to be.
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Helpful Score: 2
this is supposed to be a thriller. me i got annoyed and did not finish it. ihave a friend w3ho thought it was the best thriller...it depends on taste.
the premise is that a young worker in a tech company pulls a very expensive stunt. to not be prosecuted,the CEO grooms him to be employed by his number one rival. and the fun begins.
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Helpful Score: 2
Surprisingly good- a low man on the corporate totem pole allows himself to be drawn in to a high pressure and tense bit of corporate espionage. Along the way he learns he's not so bad a guy and maybe reaching the top IS what he wants- but is it worth the price?
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Helpful Score: 2
True thriller, kept me reading throughout the night. A lot of tech jargon, but it doesn't negatively affect the reading, it enhances the authenticity of the situation. Plus the main character is pretty much in the same position as the readers, so it's kind of amusing. The twists and turns in this book give it those extra brownie points. Fantastic piece of writing, highly recommended!
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Helpful Score: 2
Great story about a young man that manipulates the security system at a corporation and then begins a long road to complex intrigue.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is written for techhies who easily understand computers and their componens. I don't. BUT, I did love this book. I certainly understood all the blackmail and techhie-stealing-ideas and plans! There are as many twists and turns as there are in a skien of yarn attacked by a tiger!! GREAT book, you have to eat it in small pieces and not try to gulp the story down too fast, or you'll miss the hidden twists! GREAT READ!!
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Helpful Score: 2
It's an interesting story, especially for those of us who work in hi-tech companies, but Jason Priestley's narration leaves much to be desired. I thought his voice was too whiney and his speaking was slow, and he became annoying after a short amount of time. I would not suggest listening to this while driving as it may put you to sleep.
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Helpful Score: 2
Well read story of high tech secrets, insider dealings, spying etc. with some high stakes embezzlement, love interest, and hero worship thrown in for good measure. Depicts the extremes to which corporations will go to out do one another and take the market lead for a new product. No one is what they seem, and who really works for which boss? but all the strands are untangled at the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
Pretty good; I would have liked the last page ending to be different, but I am not the author, so it's not my choice.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very well written. Don't read it, though, if you do not like "down" endings.
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Helpful Score: 1
It was somewhat predictable. First book I've read by this author. I wouldn't say he has the same caliber as Grisham, more like a less expensive imitation.
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Helpful Score: 1
an excellent read - keeps you guessing till the end.
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I love this author and I loved this book!
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Helpful Score: 1
Corporatee espionage at its very best. Surprises and twists around every corner. Onee of those books you can't put down. Lots of male ego and lots of well deserved comeuppance.
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Good ook.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a good thriller. Shouldn't be overlooked. Written in first person, the author really takes you in. A surprise at the end, by the way. We accidentally had 2 copies! That's when you buy too many books and don't even realize what you have!
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I really enjoyed this book. I loved that it was written in the first person. I could almost hear the author's voice in my head. I felt like I was in a bar listening to someone's private story.

This book is a good example of what happens when greed and evil get together.
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I ENJOYED READING THIS BOOK.
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One of those good stories that just keeps getting you in deeper and deeper.
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Loved it, loved it, loved it!! I will definitely check out more of his books because this one kept me on the edge of my seat! Great twists and turns.
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Excellent read.
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I couldn't get into this book.
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This book is a drama about corporate/company conspiracies and illegal things/schemes that some corporations try to playout.

It's a good business guys vs. bad business guy type of book.

Does the good guy win out?

It's about struggling/trying to do the right thing even if your life, health, financial stability and safety are at risk.
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I found this book to be very enjoyable. It had good suspense and a an interesting plot line...with a surprise ending.
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wow, this book was excellent. I was totally caught off guard. A real page turner.
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Not real happy about the questionable language. Ending was dull...the in between was okay.
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This is the first book I've read of Finder's and I will try some of his other work. This was a good read.
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a ruthless CEO wants to infiltrate a rival company. Nothing is as it seems It isn't Paranoia, everyone wants to get the infiltrator. good read
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I really liked this one. Great characters and plot twists.
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Not a bad read.
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I enjoyed this book. It kept my attention throughout and had some suprises in there at the end. I liked the authors style of writing and I felt like I was right there during the book.
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I found Paranoia to be an excellent read, with compelling characters.This book makes a strong statement about the corporate culture that we've allowed to fester in America today.I found myself liking the protagonist, Adam Cassidy, and cheering him on.

This book speeds along at a breakneck pace. A great summer time read.
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Excellent..very surprised. Read it.
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It was only a prank: diverting cash from Wyatt Telecoms executive slush fund to throw a retirement bash for a member of the loading dock crew. But when corporate security catches up with Adam Cassidy, a low ambition junior staffer at the high-tech behemoth, they call it something else: embezzlement.

Ruthless CEO Nick Wyatt is impressed by Adams scheming, and offers him one way outtake of the role of a rising corporate hotshot and infiltrate Wyatts rival, Trion Systems. His mission is to get close to Trions legendary founder Jock Goddard, and his ultra secret Project Aurora, and report back to Wyatt.

With Wyatt pulling the strings and a dramatically improved identify, Adam is set up as Trions new boy genius. Suddenly, hes got a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1500 suits, and even a sexy woman in his life. But its all just a mirage because Adam is about to learn that nothing is what it seems and this it isnt paranoiaeveryone is out to get him
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Enjoyed the story. Good writer.
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Very intriguing!
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Interesting story, has somewhat of a surprise ending.
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I could not put this one down, the character had me wanting to see what he would do next. A really GOOD book!!
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Lots of twists and turns to this story! Enjoyed this book!
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Just okay--and way way too long--should've been cut down about 100 pages so it is drawn out way too long.
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It was only a prank" diverting cash from Wyatt Telecom's executive slush fund to throw a retirement bask for a member of the loading dock crew. But when corporate security catches up with Adam Cassidy, a low ambition junior staffer at the high-tech behomoth, they call it something else - embezzlement. Ruthless CEO Nick Wyatt is impressed by Adam's scheming and offers him one way out - take on the role of a rising corporate hotshot and infiltrate Wyatt's rival, Trion Systems. His mission is to get close to Trion's legendary founder Jock Goddard and his ultra-secret "Project Aurora" and report back to Wyatt. Suddenly he has a sweet new Porsche, a closet full of $1500.00 suits, and even a sexy woman in his life, but he is about to find out that nothing is what it seems and everyone is out to get him.
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Loved this book!
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I was impress Paranoia took me on a roller coast ride, until the end.
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Another great Joseph Finder roller coaster ride!!! Loved it!
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I really enjoy Joseph Finder's books. He seems to have a different twist. This one was a bit "draggy" but the ending was worth it.
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It definitely took me a lot longer to read this than I anticipated, but I must say I enjoyed it all the same. It has this element of fear that never really goes away throughout the entire book. Hence the name Paranoia I assume. That's exactly what it delivers right to the very end.