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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Humans, Bow Down (James Patterson and Emily Raymond)

The Great War is over. The robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices: they can submit and serve the vicious ruler they created, or be banished to the Reserve - a desolate and hopeless slum camp.
Now, following the orders of their soulless leader, the robots are planning to finish what the Great War started and conquer humanity's last refuge.
Six, whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a young woman with nothing left to lose. Escaping the Reserve with her friend Dubs, Six knows she must find a way to stop the robots before they wipe humans off the face of the earth.

Because no Hu-Bot is capable of cruelty in the way a human is. Nor can they rival us in treachery. They simply weren't engineered to understand deception - whereas humans have been perfecting this terrible art for thousands of years.

😐 I picked up this book because I felt that the story had so much potential to be a great one.
Well, the plot was rushed and there was not enough time to become attached to any of the characters. I did not feel sad when one of them died. I did not feel happy or relieved when either of them lived.
The writing is fine. The sentences are clear and concise. The dialogue was at times a bit cheesy. Patterson is famous for making the pages turn, but in this case, I felt that the story lacked substance.
I was still entertained, but after a while I just wanted it to end.

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