READER REVIEW: "If you like The Matrix, you'll love this. Adam Penenberg is a real life journalist writing about a fictional journalist- True Ailey, who is caught up in a strange world where you can't tell what's real and what isn't. Reality isn't pretty- poverty, disaster, murder, broken dreams. The virtual world is dangerous too, there are people that don't want True there and they don't care who they take down to get rid of him. In between, there's a lost love, the battle against addictions, and most of all- the unwavering search for the truth, no matter what the cost.
A roller-coaster ride that will keep you turning pages. The writing skillfully keeps you a little off-balance and that's exactly what brings you into True's off-balance world." --Reader
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Rating: 4.2 stars
The murder of a friend.
Conspiracy on a global scale.
A near-future, dystopic world run by corporations, where nothing is as it seems and everything is part of something else. Technology and everyday life are inseparable, and information is a weapon that can save your life--or kill you.
Exiled to a damp Southeast Asian republic, journalist True Ailey relentlessly searches the war-ravaged peninsula for the killers and the truth.
Virtually True, by award-winning journalist Adam Penenberg, is a non-stop roller-coaster ride for the mind.
Adam L. Penenberg is a journalism professor at New York University who has written for Fast Company, Forbes, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired, Slate, Playboy, and the Economist. A former senior editor at Forbes and a reporter for Forbes.com, Penenberg garnered national attention in 1998 for unmasking serial fabricator Stephen Glass of the New Republic. Penenberg's story was a watershed for online investigative journalism and portrayed in the film Shattered Glass (Steve Zahn plays Penenberg).
Penenberg has published several books that have been optioned for film and serialized in the New York Times Magazine, Wired UK, and the Financial Times, and won a Deadline Club Award for feature reporting for his Fast Company story "Revenge of the Nerds," which looked at the future of movie-making. He has appeared on NBC's The Today Show as well as on CNN and all the major news networks, and has been quoted about media and technology in the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Wired News, Ad Age, Marketwatch, Politico, and many others.
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