This thrill ride of a story combines current events and creepy characters seemingly modeled after the rich moguls of our era with a frightful scenario that Black makes believable. Throw in offbeat Biblical references and you have a great yarn. Format C: has to be the definitive millenium tale and one of the best high-tech thrillers I've read in years.
John C. Dvorak, columnist
Format C:... will probably be the summer's hottest thriller. It should deeply disturb those who think that sinister electronic technology is taking over our lives. Readers... will be unable to resist this gripping, fanciful, fast-paced tale that has 'best-seller' written all over it.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
With Edwin Black's credentials in nonfiction reporting... to write a book like this, scares some of us... A great summertime read.
Edwin Black catapults the reader into the new millennium with this allegorical thriller of technology push, Biblical pull, and the perpetual battle between good and evil. It's a compelling tale of corporate corruption that delves deep into God's ultimate gift to humanity: our ability to exercise free will. Format C: is well worth the journey.
Barbara Opall Rome, editor
Just as Edwin Black epitomized hard-edged journalism at its best with his investigations of white collar crime, medical fraud, and Holocaust finance, now with his stunning first novel, Format C:, Black goes to the moral heart of our new world mix of electronic marvels, limitless wealth and its deep-seated corruption.
Edward T. Chase
New York Times Books
Edwin Black's novel Format C: reminds me of an offbeat but brilliant film. This is as odd a book as you will ever see, but I think you will like it. I did.
columnist, Byte Magazine
bestselling author, Lucifer's Hammer
In Format C:, Edwin Black has used his deep understanding of the technology industry to create one of the most page-turning thrillers I've read in ages. His grasp of millennium issues and his believable characters--some of whom jump straight from today's headlines, combine with a satisfying plot to keep you glued to the book from start to finish. This is the only book on the millennium bug I've read that is any good at all, and Format C: is very good indeed--a must read.
author, Politics on the Nets
Loved it. Definitely a page turner. ...Just keep telling yourself it's fiction.
Format C: is a captivating ride through corporate America and modern Israel that takes you to a very real hell and beyond. Loved it to the last page.
Paul Wirtz, columnist
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Beginning as an apparent technothriller of corporate struggles within the computer industry, Format C: evolves into an engrossing mystical allegory of the struggle between Good and Evil, fought with weapons ranging from the most modern computers to the Kabbala.
Edwin Black's unusual and engrossing novel... plunges the reader into a high-tech world racing through cyberspace toward Armageddon. ...The reader is catapulted... to a cataclysmic denouement. ...The cast of characters is complex and finely drawn, the attention to detail is profound and the race against time frighteningly suspenseful.
Frightening. Format C: sounds a little too real.
Awesome. A book everyone should check out.