By Simon Denman

Brief Synopsis

CONNECTED is a speculative fiction mystery with touches of technological know-how and philosophy, which reached No.1 in Amazon UK's Bestseller lists for either Thrillers and technology Fiction inside five days of release.

Beginning with the funeral of a popular classical violinist in a sleepy rural hamlet within the Lake District, a former theoretical physicist attempts to make experience of his brother's suicide. around the state, a school scholar, having fun with the unforeseen attentions of an enigmatic seductress, is disturbed whilst his ally falls to his demise from the 13th ground of a neighbouring campus tower block.

As every one attempts to resolve the secret at the back of the plain suicides, they're drawn into an obsessive look for a computer-generated fractal video series, with startling results on human realization, and which would simply pave the best way for discovery of the final word concept of every little thing.

However, they aren't the one ones to have noticeable the possibility of this mind-altering video, and shortly locate themselves in a determined race opposed to time with gangsters from the shadowy worlds of intercourse, medicinal drugs, cyber-crime, and vastly multi-player online gaming.

Science Content

Although, because the reports testify, hooked up has been loved via many without historical past in laptop technological know-how, Mandelbrot Fractal geometry, string concept, quantum physics or mind technological know-how, people with a few curiosity or wisdom in those parts appear to have rather loved the e-book.

One explanation for this seems to be that the majority of those references are literally in line with truth. after all, a few readers have most well-liked to skim those sections, and declare that this didn't detract from the tale. Others have favored the clinical aspect and constancy, and a few have even thanked the writer for explaining such issues in a fashion that enabled them to benefit whatever new.

Philosophy, technology and Religion

Although hooked up is usually loved as a fast moving secret mystery, it's also, to a constrained quantity, in regards to the inevitable clash among technological know-how and faith. the 2 major male protagonists occur to be atheist, and a few of the discussion explores the several strategies and attitudes pertaining to a few of life’s deeper questions. those comprise the origins of the universe, the character of cognizance, and no matter if there should be lifestyles after loss of life. back those philosophical references to religion and atheism are few, and regularly rather brief, yet all are the most important to the story.

Setting and slang

CONNECTED is a modern novel, set totally in England. because the tale unfolds via converging plot threads, the motion switches among a fictitious village within the Lake District, the college of Essex in Colchester (an outdated Roman city approximately 60 miles north-east of London), Bracknell (a more recent suburban city a few forty miles west of London), and North London.

Consequently, there's a few British slang and coffee use of undesirable language (e.g. a number of circumstances of the F-word etc.) based on the age and historical past of the characters.

Why Connected?

Years in the past, whereas the writer used to be at college, a fellow pupil had a breakdown and was once admitted to the neighborhood psychiatric clinic. a number of, who knew him good, went to go to and mentioned that he’d hence misplaced the plot and used to be gabbling incomprehensibly of getting discovered the reply to existence, the universe and every thing.

While most folks appeared fed on with unhappiness and pity at this, the author’s first inspiration used to be, “What if he fairly had chanced on a few common truth?” even if by no means heavily believing that he had, it used to be on that day that the seed of an idea lodged in his younger mind – a seed that years later may germinate into the drafting of the 1st 3 chapters of attached from a cabin within the French Alps.

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