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by Ben Mezrich

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ISBN:
0709061153
Author:
Ben Mezrich
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Robert Hale Ltd (October 31, 1997)
Pages:
224 pages
EPUB book:
1833 kb
FB2 book:
1223 kb
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1581 kb
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Rating:
4.6
Votes:
486


Ben Mezrich has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality.

Scenes like this, and Threshold is full of them, are stupid and only enjoyable when parodied in a film like Austin Powers II.

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Ben Mezrich delivers a tense, propulsive story of ambition and success. Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club and The Dante Chamber.

Ben Mezrich (born February 7, 1969) is an American author. Mezrich was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Molli Newman, a lawyer, and Reuben Mezrich, a chairman of radiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He was raised in a Conservative Jewish household, and attended Princeton Day School, in Princeton, New Jersey. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Social Studies from Harvard University in 1991.

This 29 year old wonder has been truly blessed

Mezrich's writing displays a raw, unbridled ferocity that I have never seen in the thriller genre. This 29 year old wonder has been truly blessed. Threshold is a non-stop-top-notch techno thriller!!!! Great! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 21 years ago. THRESHOLD! IT'S LIKE SAYING DIE HARD was just another action flick! WOW! Written with grace and wit.

Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions is a book by Ben Mezrich that recounts the exploits of an American called John Malcolm (a pseudonym) arbitraging index futures in Japan in the 1990s

Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions is a book by Ben Mezrich that recounts the exploits of an American called John Malcolm (a pseudonym) arbitraging index futures in Japan in the 1990s. The book was released on May 4, 2004 by William Morrow and Company. By 2008 Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Productions has the film rights to the book.

Ben Mezrich was born in 1969 and received a degree in social studies from Harvard University in 1991. He originally wrote fiction, occasionally under the pseudonym Holden Scott, before switching to nonfiction. His nonfiction works include Ugly Americans, Busting Vegas, Rigged, and Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History.

by. Mezrich, Ben, 1969-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Charlie and the Whiz Kids discover a prehistoric mammoth tusk and stumble right into the nefarious clutches of an eccentric billionaire in this hilarious third novel of the Charlie Numbers series

  • Kiutondyl
This book is flawed from the get-go. The main character, Jeremy illegally breaks into computers using social engineering techniques to impersonate others(therefore I did not like him from the start). He gets into top secret files are being guarded by unscrupulous powerful government people. You wonder how they can't find out that someone got into their computer files.
His girlfriend's father dies under somewhat mysterious circumstances and his girlfriend becomes an expert in knowing that it was a government plot.
Out of nowhere Jeremy is walking with his girlfriend and some of the government operatives try to kill him. He kills one and the others flee. Then Jeremy goes to visit the project that the bad guys run. How come they can't figure out that Jeremy is the same guy they tried to kill.
Jeremy calls the sheriff from a bugged phone and goes to the police station. He also pokes around in an off-limits computer and sneaks into an off-limits lab. How does this guy stay alive?
The bad guys' hit man is supposed to be a "gold star" government operative adept at disposing of "targets" but he doesn't suspect Jeremy and when he does, he is reluctant to harm Jeremy.
Michael Crichton has never had so many flaws in his writing so I do not know why the reviewers compare this book to Crichton. A much better novel on genetic engineering was "Mount Dragon" which was much more believeable.
I gave the book 3 stars because it does have some tense action and some touching scenes in the hospital with terminally ill children.
  • Granigrinn
This 1996 novel was Mezrich's first, and is an astonishingly good first effort. "Threshold" opens with the bizarre death of the Secretary of Defense. From there, we meet the hero, Jeremy Ross, a brilliant young medical student working in the ER in New York City. An old flame, Robin, arrives and asks Ross' help in finding out the true cause of her father's death---her father being the aforementioned Defense secretary. What entails is a cat and mouse game of espionage, genetic evils, hardcore villains, and the always present evil government agencies and agents. Mezrich moves the story at a good pace, and has some fine moments of sizzling action and spooky suspense. Ross' major flaw is the "superhumanity" of his heroes, Jeremy and Robin. It's hard to believe that these two young people can single-handedly defeat some of the world's most seasoned killers, and save the day in such Marvel Comics fashion. I liked the characters, and the story definitely held my interest. The final showdown between the mad scientist and our heroes, however, seems forced and slightly anti-climactic. I also had problems with the three stages of the viral menace. The first two are obviously very deadly, but the final stage seems less threatening, although its magnitude is certainly frightening. All in all, a tense thriller, and shows that Mezrich has a talent to be reckoned with.
  • Otiel
I enjoyed reading the book. It was fast-paced & full of action -- too full in fact, it is more apt for a movie. I am not saying the story is unreal. The genetic engineering side is plausible -- what with all the developments & advancements around us. What is quite impossible is the survival of our lead characters. It was something like "you & me against the world" concept & despite the deadly combination of killers, CIA, well reknowned scientists, etc. the protagonists conquered them all with merely "scratch on the shoulder". The writer built suspense as the story progressed but I somehow got lost in connecting the 3rd phase with the previous 2 test stages. The first 2 seemed deadly while the 3rd deemed to be otherwise. On a general note, it was okay. If you're looking for a real reading stuff, you may be a little disappointed as this material proved to be more like Chricton's movie books. If you're on a more sober reading, try Hot Zone & Cobra.
  • Amhirishes
Unfortunately, a reasonably good plot was ruined by characters that are wishy-washy at best and scenarios that are just simply stupid. Without going to much into it, I'll never understand why the bad guy with gun pointed at good guy has to talk about how clever the good guy has been to get this far, but ultimately its all futile because I (the bad guy) am going to shoot you. But then good guy gets the opening to disarm/kill bad guy and win the day? Here's some advice to writers who want to have bad guy get the drop on good guy - shoot him, and shoot him again!

Scenes like this, and Threshold is full of them, are stupid and only enjoyable when parodied in a film like Austin Powers II.

If you're thinking about buying this book, stop there and go no further. This book is so bad that it doesn't deserve a rating, but I'm forced to give it at least one star.
  • Tholmeena
This book is good read, nevertheless, the story is completely out of reality and the end of the book is a little bit better than bad, I have many questions of how a student of medicine could do a better work that an FBI or CIA agent, so I recommend this book just for entertainment, if you read this book and try to check what part of the book could be real and what couldn't, you won't like it because none of the book could be real, starting with the assassination of the Secretary of Defense (this is in the first chapter, so I am not telling you any part of the story of the book.)
  • Ventelone
THRESHOLD! IT'S LIKE SAYING DIE HARD was just another action flick! WOW! Written with grace and wit. Colorful characters, an interesting plot, and gripping writing is the potential of all good books---and THRESHOLD has it all; and more...
Mezrich, still in his 20s, will cook up thrillers for a long time! Powerful! His galvanizing best! Superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can't get any better than this!
All the characters are thrown with something from their past--something bad---and all wind up awash in a tricky plot.
SUPERB!
Mezrich will be around for a long time...I hope so.

LJ ([email protected]