From bestselling comic-book franchise writer Charles Soule comes a clever and witty first novel of a twentysomething New Yorker who wakes up one morning with the power to predict the futureperfect for fans of Joe Hill and Brad Meltzer, or books like This Book Is Full of Spiders and Welcome to Night Vale.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 Siteas it's come to be calledand 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 trustincluding a beautiful journalistit'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.Delivering fast-paced adventure on a global scale as well as sharp-witted satire on our concepts of power and faith, Marvel writer Charles Soule's audacious debut novel takes readers on a rollicking ride where it's impossible to predict what will happen next....
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The Oracle Year Reviews
4.5 stars for this new SF thriller, just published in April 2018. Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:
OCTOBER 8: FOURTEEN BABIES WILL BE BORN AT NORTHSIDE GENERAL HOSPITAL IN HOUSTON. SIX MALE, EIGHT FEMALE.One morning at about 5:00 am, Will Dando, a struggling young New York musician, abruptly awakes from a vivid dream. In his dream, a voice told Will 108 oddly specific and rather random predictions about the future, which he remembers verbatim when he wakes up. Some are potentiall ...more
Will Dando is an ordinary guy, just trying to make it in the big city. He's an okay songwriter and a pretty good bass player—best one in his hometown, maybe—but he's not, y'know, New York good (to use novelist Charles Soule's own memorable phrase). Will's biggest and most inspirational dreams have so far inspired the city to give him... not a single rat's ass in return. Until Will has a really big dream: one morning he awakens knowing the details of one hundred and eight future events, with spec ...more
The Oracle Year by Charles Soule reminds me of a story told by a drunk frantically trying to hook up at closing time. Sure, everything sounds great on the surface—maybe this guy is the WBC boxing heavyweight champion of the world just hanging out at Applebee’s at 2A.M. on a Tuesday. And sure, maybe he does live in a decked-out fully computerized mansion that he is willing to drive us to in his slightly rusted Toyota Echo —but on closer inspection, all the details don’t exactly line up.
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Everybody knows that I'm a psychological thriller and horror genre junkie, but every now and then I like to mix it up with other genres, so I was excited to pick up The Oracle Year . The Oracle Year is written by the renowned Charles Soule—Marvel writer for She-Hulk, The Death of Wolverine, and Daredevil. When I picked up The Oracle Year I was hopeful that it would be an original science-fiction superhero novel that would break the mold of the over-saturated superhero market. The Oracle Ye ...more
If there is such a thing as Chick-Lit, what is the name for a book that is a guy-type of thing? Is it Dick-Lit? Male-Tales? XY-Chrome-Tomes?
Well, whatever. The point is that this is a man book. It reads like a disaster book where you are seeing what different people are doing all over the world while you wait for some big event to happen. There are good guys who aren't that good and bad guys who are heading into super-villain territory, and plenty of running for lives.
"Anything can happen, Will Dando thought. In the next five seconds, in the next five years. Anything at all."
One morning Will Dando woke up with 108 predictions ringing loudly in his mind. They were specific, and seemed to make no real sense. He wasn't even sure it was real. Except he couldn't get them out of his head. Then they started coming true.
Armed with this random knowledge, he sets up an impenetrable website calling himself The Oracle. Suddenly, Will Dando is no longer a nameless struggl ...more
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/12/...
What a fascinating novel. And to think I almost passed this one up, but every now and then I like to step out of my comfort zone to read something “outside my box”, and books like The Oracle Year make me glad that I do.
The story follows a struggling bassist named Will Dando who wakes up one morning from a dream, his head filled with 108 predictions about the future. Enlisting the help of his friend Hamza, Will proceeds to ...more
This book is exactly what I thought it would be - a fun and fast-paced ride that reads just like you’d think a book by a comic book writer would. It is action packed, with big plot twists and dramatic peaks and valleys, throwing together international world affairs, politics, technology (and the Dark Web), and religion. It’s an inventive take on questions about our fate versus our actions. Where the book falls short is character development. While the diverse set of characters and perspectives ...more