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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.
Technology in Fiction:
“Just Button Mash Everything.”
Welcome back to Day 2 of Robot Week!
Today I am bringing you a discussion that looks at the usage of technology in the fictional world. This discussion will be modeled after my Think Aloud discussions.