Reading "The Developers" was like having a really good friend tell you a story of what happened to them, and I enjoyed the book throughout. "The Developers" is vivid, creative, scandalous at times, and just plain fun to read.
This book is extremely entertaining!! It was a a laugh out loud read at all the crazy twists and turns. Though it takes you through their very tecnological work lives, he still keeps you fully invested in them personally, drawing you in and making you feel for all the characters. I couldn't put the book down once I started. Butch is the greatest :)
... a novel about a little bit of everything - in the mode of 'Seinfeld,' with a helping of 'Dilbert' on the side.
Ultimately, I cannot recommend this book unless you're a hip young developer of the sort depicted in the book. Then again, since I've never been one of those either, even if you were a hip young developer of the sort depicted in the book, my guess is that you wouldn't take book recommendations from an old fogey like me.
Your book is a creative first go and definitely displays your enthusiasm and passion for writing. I look forward to your next go ... the miniskirt club was hilarious!
"The Developers" is an amazing book encompasing all of the wonderful things that make up its author. If you knew Ben Woods you could see his hysterical sense of humor all over this book, recognize his interest in pop culture (especially anything 80s) and perceive his intelligence and ingenuity on the topic of computers, the Internet and networking. His passion for story-telling and writing comes shining through this story that keeps you turning the pages and wondering where he comes up with the detail he injected to each of his characters' lives.
... Each character -- (Matt) Severson, Drew Davis, Katy Terrill, Kevin Gentry and Sarina Metcalfe -- adds drama and humor to the events leading to .comU's launch as personal issues intervene in regular daily work ...
What a loaded book!! This book is filled with innovative Web-based ideas in addition to great character developments....but beware, some of those character developments get a little spicy from time to time. Lots of funny side references take you back through the recent past - what an intriguing and entertaining piece of work!
(Thanks for being one of the initial proofreaders, Mom!)
Whether you are a star trek geek or a basic internet user, you'll find Ben's book fantastic. It's a great mix of tongue in cheek humor and techno speak coupled with great dialog and well defined characters.
My favorite line is on page 93 "People online are crazy," Kevin said "Haven't you learned anything?" Pick one up for the social networker in your family and you can't go wrong.
This book is a great escape. It ties in the present and future of technology in an exciting story plot of everyday characters. Throughout the reading, one is pulled through a world where technology and computers are the focus but allows the reader to enter into a world that may be unfamiliar to them. Along with the "real-world" technology situations through the developing company, the reader is also introduced to each character's personality. There is something for everyone in the novel. I very much enjoyed this novel and would recommend it to everyone!