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Book Title: Boy Robot (Trilogy?) Author: Simon Curtis Number of pages: 432
There once was a boy who was made, not created.
In a single night, Isaak’s life changed forever.
His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin.
An origin he doesn’t want to believe, but one he cannot deny.
Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:
– Plot reads like a cat-and-mouse thriller; lots of running away and downtime for self-discovery, followed by more traveling
– Multi-POV through vignettes used to world build and give historical [robot] context
– Explosive action that drives the conflict-driven narrative
– Diverse and intersectional characters; although the lead protagonist was underwhelming in framework
– While there is romance, it does not take precedence to the plot
Though I have heavily promo’d this book on Twitter (and in passing conversations with people about a killer vagina), I’m still going to critically assess this book as I would normally.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of Boy Robot from Simon and Schuster Canada.
“So, You Want To Be Human?” is the promotional event and blog tour in association with Simon and Schuster Canada.
The Sound of Robotic Sex:
Electronic Music From My Playlist
Since Boy Robot by Simon Curtis has this one scene that feels like a rave while everyone is riding at a high, I thought I’d feature some 2016 tunes that are on my playlist queue. Many of you probably don’t listen to this genre of music but that’s okay!
FYI: robot sex totally sounds like beeps and boops and unce, unce, unce. Maybe.