If I’m being honest, I’m not sure why I accepted the review request for Faster. It’s not something I would normally pick up, but I had a feeling that I needed to read this. I’m glad I trusted my instincts because I enjoyed every minute of this book.
Ted is a hardware master with his sight set on great things. He can build anything as long as things go his way. But when he gets recruited to work on an autonomous vehicle challenge he has to learn to work with a team. And when he meets Sam he has to realize that everyone has a different approach to technology and life.
My Thoughts on Faster
I’m shocked by how much I enjoyed Faster. Normally, I’m not into car stories or techy reads, but this caught me from the very beginning. I’m fully convinced that the authors know a lot about what they’re writing about. They wrote enough about the technology to be convincing, but they managed to keep it from reading like an instruction manual. There was enough emotional intrigue to keep me satisfied, and I quickly found myself enjoying the technological side of things as well.
I also enjoyed the pacing of Faster. The plot picks up in the very beginning with very little lag time. The lead up to the competition was interesting, and I loved the competition itself. I have to admit after it was over I was afraid I would get bored, but I never did.
While I enjoyed the fast plot it did lead to one aspect of the story that I didn’t love. The romance between Ted and Sam felt a little rushed in the beginning. Once I had a little time to think on it I warmed up to it a bit, but I still don’t think they were a great match.
But overall, I really enjoyed Faster. I think this was a sign that I need to read more books outside of my comfort zone.
My Rating: 4/5
2 thoughts on “Faster Review”
Yes, getting out of our comfort zone is ideal. Reading should be varied as possible. This isn’t baseball where you get called a “ball one”, etc. when the ball is out of the target zone. In a similar way, we should sample all forms of music that have fanatics behind it, and take them to heart. Music, books, friendships — all these should come in all stripes.