THE ORACLE YEAR
The Oracle Year first piqued my interest because it reminded me a bit of Marty McFly’s Sports Almanac from Back to the Future 2. After seeing that movie I always wondered what I would do with knowledge of what’s to come. The Oracle Year builds on that premise with a really engaging storyline that blends science fiction with heart.
I couldn’t read this one fast enough, I’ve read a lot of 3 star books lately and this was a solid 4.5 for me. Original, interesting and super enjoyable. This took me 3.5 hours to read.
Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded Web site with the help of his friend Hamza to selectively announce his revelations. In no time, global corporations are offering him millions for exclusive access, eager to profit from his prophecies.
He's also making a lot of high-powered enemies, from the President of the United States and a nationally prominent televangelist to a warlord with a nuclear missile and an assassin grandmother. Legions of cyber spies are unleashed to hack the Site—as it's come to be called—and the best manhunters money can buy are deployed not only to unmask the Oracle but to take him out of the game entirely. With only a handful of people he can trust—including a beautiful journalist—it's all Will can do to simply survive, elude exposure, and protect those he loves long enough to use his knowledge to save the world.