I want to like this, but I didn’t. It felt like the story was trying too hard to be funny, and ended up failing. There was too much college frat boy humour for me to enjoy, and once you removed the humour, the story fell apart. I read more than half of the story, but it just didn’t keep me interested enough to continue.
This was such a depressing robot story. Eliot may have a noble and sad quest trying to collect the pieces of his missing robot girlfriend, but his “ends justify the means” attitude was not very pleasant. Due to his attitude, Eliot himself is not a very likable character. His drug addiction doesn’t help his case, no matter how sympathetic he is to the robot discrimination that permeates his world. The fact that he doesn’t care what he needs to do in order to put Iris back together is not noble, and some of the actual actions he takes are almost […]
This is the first book in an epic fantasy series with a very intrigued and complex world. Even after reflecting on the book for a while though, I’m not sure what I really think of it. I found this to be a very long read. Yes, the book itself is long, but more than the physical length, it just felt long. The world building is very complex, and the plot progresses quite slowly. For a book based on the beginnings of a war, it doesn’t feel like much happens. The narration is split between three people, Ayae, a regular person […]
This was a literary book that I really enjoyed. I consider it literary, and not popular fiction because it has a more serious feel, and concentrates more on character development than on flash and action. The story is very engrossing with a smooth writing style. It had an interesting set up with one chapter focusing on Elizabeth’s current life, and then next chapter focusing on the story of one of her past lives. It switched this way for the whole book. Some of the sections were long enough that I kind of forgot about the other side of the story, […]