Started reading April 2020.
This was recommended in The Guardian.
When I first started reading it, it came across as if it was going to be a bunch of Boy's Own teenage adventure. Computer games and a manic pixie dream girl.
But, fair dos, it's kept me pretty gripped. Very fast-paced plot and easy to read. Quite a few nice ideas tucked away here and there too, setting the scene of the near future a little.
Finished Ctrl+S. It was a page turner, no doubt. Very visual, almost more a script for a film than a novel. It's a fast-paced adventure story with a bit of a detective/whodunnit edge.
Not particularly nuanced or thought-provoking. Cliched, but good fun. The written equivalent of watching a blockbuster, I guess.
Set in a near future, where people 'ascend' to a virtual reality world built on quantum computers called SPACE. For many it's a way of escaping from a dreary actual reality.
There's a race of artificial life creatures called Slif who have evolved within SPACE.
It's a bit gruesome in places, with this idea of harvesting and then recreating emotions from others.
Finished: May 2020.