Saturday, 8 October 2011

Upgrade by Stephen Hise

Let me begin with the ingredients: Take a decent amount of science,  add to this quite a lot of sex, then introduce mystery and intrigue, mix it all up, give it a twist right at the end and you have a superb , end product-Upgrade!

The author’s   way with words and jaunty style of writing makes this book a very lively and entertaining read. He tells the tale of an unattractive but wealthy man seeking to change his life by neuroscience .The procedure is successful and we follow the protagonist, Brent Schoenfeld through his new style of life, now focusing   on females ( which I hasten to add have very different and colourful personalities of their own )and the exploits in their effort to woo him.
As the story progressed, the author builds up the feeling that something just isn’t quite right , the suspense was growing .I actually found myself trying to second guess the ending with all sorts of scenarios and although I got somewhere close , he still managed to outmanoeuvre me  with a totally unexpected and dramatic conclusion. Superb twist!

 This story is original, sexy, extremely well presented with excellent grammar and editing. Also, in addition to the clever mix of genres, the author  also incorporates a serious message with this book ; be careful what you wish for , the grass isn’t always greener on the other side!
I enjoyed Upgrade  from the first page to the last and I will now look forward to reading anything else Stephen Hise  has to offer. He is talented to say the least!


  1. nice review :). I was your 888th page view. Pretty lucky i think!

  2. Thank you, Craig! Yes, 888 is a good number ....I wonder who was 666!

  3. Great review. The "Be careful what you wish for" stories, when written well, have always been great reads and movies. Makes me think of LIMITLESS starring Bradley Cooper. Great review. I'll check this one out.

  4. Thank you, Russell! let us know what you think after you have read it, please?

  5. Great!I am sure you will enjoy and I can recommend you some more, let me know your genres?