Neon Fever Dream

Neon Fever Dream A dark secret hides in the swirling dust and exultant revelry of Burning Man Asha Amarasuriya is bored and struggling to get by as a martial arts instructor in Oakland When an enigmatic seductress off

  • Title: Neon Fever Dream
  • Author: Eliot Peper
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A dark secret hides in the swirling dust and exultant revelry of Burning Man.Asha Amarasuriya is bored and struggling to get by as a martial arts instructor in Oakland When an enigmatic seductress offers her a golden ticket, Asha decides to take a leap of faith and head to Burning Man But there is than meets the eye at the infamous desert pilgrimage and Asha gets s A dark secret hides in the swirling dust and exultant revelry of Burning Man.Asha Amarasuriya is bored and struggling to get by as a martial arts instructor in Oakland When an enigmatic seductress offers her a golden ticket, Asha decides to take a leap of faith and head to Burning Man But there is than meets the eye at the infamous desert pilgrimage and Asha gets sucked into a quest to unravel a sinister mystery at the heart of Black Rock City.Will Asha and her friends survive to expose the shadowy conspiracy By the time the Man burns, their lives will have changed forever.

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    1. Two powerful young women dominate Eliot Peper's mystery thriller Neon Fever Dream. At the heart of Black Rock City, an unbelievable story unfolds between Asha and Lynn. A story of love, friendship, betrayal, espionage, revenge, redemption. As the Burning Man festival approaches its climax, at Sub Rosa—the most exclusive black market gathering in the world—events explode in the huge blast of unexpected revelations, found and lost friends, graphic violence and dead and mutilated bodies, organ [...]

    2. Peper’s best book to date! A really fun mystery set [mostly] in Burning Man.First, two important disclaimers:1. I know Peper personally, and this review is for a pre-release edition.2. I’ve never been to Burning Man but many friends keep asking me to join them next time.The latter is more important because reading Neon Fever Dream almost made me want to go to Burning Man. (My main sticking point, forever and always: I hate hot weather, and deserts are kinda known for that.) Peper does a grea [...]

    3. Neon Fever Dream is a roller coaster thriller set primarily within Burning Man (the big festival in the desert). Eliot does a fantastic job setting up the characters and the situation that drives the story. It grabbed me from the first page, and I couldn't put it down, wanting to find out what happened next. Burning Man has always fascinated me, and it's almost a character in its own right in NFD. Highly recommended if you like thrilling stories.

    4. An interesting and different thriller4.5 out of 5 starsThis was one of those books that I probably wouldn't have tried on my own (at first glance) if I didn't like the author. I'm not someone who is super interested in Burning Man, but I have to be completely honest with you -- this one surprised me.Jennifer O'Donnell narrates Neon Fever Dream and does a wonderful job. I really like the way that her narration frames Peper's work. It's easy to listen to without being jarring or lulling you to sle [...]

    5. When age-old memories collide with fresh emotions in the dry heat of the desert, what our heroine, Asha, feels and sees could be a mirage or reality. As with desert travelers of centuries past she must fight to keep her wits about her as she lets her guard(s) down to discover the truths that lay scattered around Burning Man.Eliot's latest work (which I had an early opportunity to read and preview) takes a detour away from the world of technology into deeper, international espionage. His focus on [...]

    6. This is probably a record for me, read it from start to finish in 48h. Not a lot of books manage to give the feeling of happiness and thrill of reading a great story and the sadness of knowing that the fastest you read it, the fastest the characters will disappear from your life. Can we expect a sequel??

    7. Wow! Wow! Wow! Eliot Peper takes you on one helluva ride in his newest book Neon Fever Dream! This book just oozes excitement! I was totally hooked by the 5th chapter and had to make myself put it down at midnight the first night I started reading it. I felt so connected to the characters and I had the time of my life experiencing their adventures as if I were there myself! Eliot has a wonderful way of helping you see and feel everything the characters feel and he makes it seem effortless! It's [...]

    8. Neon Fever Dream by Eliot Peper was a really good page turner that once I finally started I couldn't put it down as I wanted to know what would happen next. This is another book of his that I can't recommend enough as I have tried to read every one of Eliot's books since he first published Uncommon Stock: Version 1.0 a couple years back. For more on my review click here: wp/p4k216-3suHv

    9. Another fun read by Eliot Peper. Never having been to Burning Man, I felt treated to a poetic vision of what it's like to experience life on the playa. This novel had intriguing development and insight into its characters.

    10. I became aware of Eliot Peper a couple months ago when he requested a review of his novel Cumulus. After thoroughly enjoying that first sample of Peper’s work, I was more than happy to peruse an advanced review copy of his most recent novel, Neon Fever Dream. Although it contains some clever thinking and a few fun moments, it’s hard to say that Neon Fever Dream is a step forward in Peper’s evolution as an author. It doesn’t pack the same intellectual punch as Cumulus, and the development [...]

    11. I am so glad someone recommended this book to me. I didn’t read the blurb (easy to do when you read ebooks and all you have to do is click on a file and you’re in), but even if I had read the blurb, I don’t know if it would have prepared me for this thrilling of a story.Asha is a completely relatable and kick-ass protagonist. Not only is she an immigrant from Sri Lanka, but she’s also bisexual (the story centers around her relationship with a woman, but I believe she mentions she finds m [...]

    12. Neon Fever Dream is a fantastic story by Eliot Peper, his fifth novel, all of which have been reviewed in Men Reading Books, all of which I thought were excellent and unusual crime novels. A novel novel, go figure.Asha Amarasuriya is a Ceylonese woman who was raised on a tea plantation in the middle of her island, having grown up in a highly protected and privileged situation. As an adolescent, she was mentored by Dov Cohn in the Israeli system for close combat called Krav Maga. After working wi [...]

    13. Story: 2 starsCharacter Development: 2 starsProse/Language: 2 starsI bought this book on an impulse after seeing the popsci review posted on reddit/books. Being a long-time burner, I was immediately excited about a thriller taking place on the playa. What could be more fun? Sadly, I had many issues with the book:1. This book tells rather than shows. Information is dumped via monologs, both internal and external. Even some experiences on the playa - which could have been amazing to describe in an [...]

    14. I love the authenticity of characters' experiences & feelingsI have enjoyed how Eliot's books authentically incorporate various elements of real life within his fiction.In his first books, I think he quite accurately reflected many aspects of the life, feelings, & ways of a tech startup founder.In this book, I feel he accurately reflects what Burning Man represents to those that go.In both cases, he wraps these with good, fun-to-read fictional stories about people, and narratives of thei [...]

    15. Another fun book from Eliot Peper! This one took me slightly longer to get quite as into, but I will admit that I'm sort of (unfairly) annoyed with Burning Man. However, I got over my personal feeling on that and got into the book. I loved Peper's "Uncommon Stock" trilogy, but his last two books I've found particularly interesting in how they make me think about various societal issues. "Cumulus" was a truly outstanding book, and now "Neon Fever Dream" is similar in style, but didn't quite make [...]

    16. Another excellent book by Eliot Peper. This mystery/thriller set in the California desert during Burning Man follows on the heels of the excellent cyberpunk Cumulus, but don't think that releasing two books in a year, each in a different genre, means that either of them suffered at all. Neon Fever Dream is a fast paced read and even if you've never been to Burning Man (I haven't) the book is still completely accessible and enjoyable.

    17. I loved this story! It’s a contemporary lesbian thriller, with great characters, a fast plot, and a compelling setting. Asha, the protagonist, was completely bad ass and the plot twists were OMG good. Definitely read this.

    18. Great page-turner that packs a lot into a quick read. Eliot's characters are richly drawn, and do a fantastic job letting you see their world through their eyes. This was a fun read. (Also notable: this is the first account of Burning Man that made me actually consider going.)

    19. Very enjoyable story Great characters, great plot. Truly enjoyed this book. Great summer beach book. Highly recommend. I've enjoyed all of Eliot's books.

    20. Neon Fever Dream — Eliot Peper (Prologue + 35 chapters) November 21-25, 2017Short and sweet review, because things need to be said.Even though I started this book on November 21, 2017, I really didn’t read it until November 24-25.This is a very nicely written book, despite the fact that there is a lesbian couple in it written by a male writer. The lesbian aspect was very secondary (although there were some issues I had late in the story that came out of the blue that bothered. The developmen [...]

    21. My main problem with this was that the author assumed the reader would know what the Burning Man thingy is. I had to google it because the author did not explain anything, which is a shame because it's a really intriguing setting.The story itself was just not good. A thriller where nothing happened for the first third of the story.Redeeming qualities: it was gay. I like gay.

    22. Other than what I had seen online about this book I was not sure what it was really about. I'm glad I did not dig into it too much. What an amazing story, the description of the events and the scenes were amazing! I obviously could not stop reading this book. I LOVED how everything was connected and I apparently did not see any of it coming as it caught me by surprise in a very good way. The depth of these characters was top notch, each one had a rich backstory to help you understand how they we [...]

    23. I have to admit that Eliot is a very good friend of mine and business partner, but even so, I actually think the book is excellent (and I'm not even much of a thriller kinda guy).Solid all the way around. The characters are well-developed, the plot is fast-paced and interesting, the setting is novel (to a non-burner like me), and the prose is clear. Five stars according to me.Can't wait for Eliot's next book.

    24. In the 1800's, Jules Verne showed people what it was like to travel around the world in 80 days, journey to the center of the earth, and fly to the moon. In the 2000's, Eliot Peper continues this great tradition by giving us the extraordinary experience of attending Burning Man. The plot is full of twists, the ending is very satisfying, and the characters are great and a lot of fun.

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