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“I was pleasantly surprised by how good this book was. Would definitely recommend. I could see it being made into a movie or tv series.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Worth the read.
“Flawed. It started out as a political statement about technology and discrimination but evolved into a action book complete with the obligatory romance. Any statements it was trying to make were lost in the twists and super action hero sequences. The ending was a traditional western ending, good guy foils evil plot by madman, is exonerated and gets the girl. Lots of profanity but no sex which made it that much more realistic especially since it was portraying a very dark future. Despite its flaws it was a good read.”CuriousGIS wrote this review Thursday, November 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
A bit labored in places for those who want more action, and then long extended passages about pain, gore, and not really feeling it once the "amp" or digital implant kicks in. I did find this a plausible read, the implications and possible abuses believable, and the main character did his job -- I cared enough about him and his doubts, fears, desires to keep going.
Since I listened to an audio version, I could not skim the bits that did not keep me interested, so perhaps that added to the plodding feel of passages describing Lyle, the ambiguous "Zenith" warrior, or the fighting passages I know others love. It might work better as a "read" than a "listen." The plot, pacing, and "feel" of the book remind me of a couple: WARRIOR HEIR, SCORCH TRIALS (not MAZE RUNNER -- that worked for me better). It wishes it were another UNWIND, complete with "historical documents," but the characters were not as developed.
Readable, twisty, action-laden futuristic -- many will find this better than I did. Give it a try. ”
“If you like sci-fi, almost the end of the world novels, this one is for you. Great plot and cast of characters and you will be guessing tell the end. ”Westbury Library wrote this review Tuesday, September 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This novel was a surprisingly gritty and dark take on what may happen if humans could become super human (in this case through technology). While the world depicted did not take well to the inclusion of the "amped", I personally would find such a scenario quite compelling and fascinating to contemplate. I believe that is where the novel's power resides, in concept rather than execution. While the narrative was solid and delivered a heavy punch, the ideas the novel explored were spectacularly tantalizing and ripe for speculation. Personally, I'd be all about getting amped, despite the stigma and side effects. In the technological garden of eden, amps would be the apple, and I'd be hungry.”Wayne M wrote this review Sunday, March 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Author's first book, Robopocalypse, was better.”Doug Caldwell wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“After reading Wilson's first fiction book Robopocalypse I had decent expectations for this one. But, despite the cool premise and some great moments, the book gets bogged down by cliche after cliche of man vs. technology. The book is entertaining enough, for sure and I enjoyed it while I was reading it. Overall though, it wasn't memorable. I've heard that like his last book, this one will be made into a movie as well. It almost seemed like he knew that going in and that he was trying to make a Hollywood movie, by the numbers. ”Jason Cantor wrote this review Saturday, December 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked it but some inconsistencies took away from the stories flow and the characters at times reacted in ways I did not consider to be in line with their experiences throughout the book.”John S wrote this review Friday, October 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Awesome read! Went super fast honestly didn't even have time to put it on my "reading now" list on shellfari. Great science fiction as my old literature teacher said always deals more with the human condition then the technology, and this book is no different. Takes a hard look at segregating communities based on differences, all in a great science background the author daniel wilson brings from his robotics majors. Great read. ”Richard Cawthon wrote this review Wednesday, October 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I couldn't put it down! LOVED IT!”Amber A wrote this review Tuesday, October 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No