I'm only halfway through, but I'm enjoying this immensely. Not only does it give you the background on, arguably, the most innovative technological company ever, it also makes you think - it leaves you itching to go out and create something. If you're a little bit of a computer geek, as I am, read it. In fact, read it anyway.
I'm not very good at writing reviews, so I'll keep it brief: I wasn't terribly impressed. That's not to say "The Outcast" is not a good book, or Sadie Jones isn't a skilled writer. But this is not a book that will stay with me, in any significant way. The writing was good, and the story kept me reading till the end, but what really kept me going all the way through was the hope for some small reprieve from all the darkness and misery. Which didn't really come. I don't expect all novels to have fairytale happy endings - things do not always work out in the end. But I do expect to be given something more than gloom and a sense of futility. I read it, and read it easily, but I can't say I got very much out of it.