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Tim, Defender of the Earth! by Sam Enthoven
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Nov 07, 10

Read from October 29 to November 07, 2010

I wanted to like this book. The concept is fun and cool (a giant tyrannosaurus rex defends the earth from nanobots). But the nanobots did it in for me. Without any sort of science or explanation about how the nanobots worked, they seemed that they should be unstoppable. The way they worked in the book they were frighteningly prolific and devoured everything when they wanted to, but couldn't devour (or didn't want to) the tyrannosaur. I didn't understand why the swarm of nanobots bothered to make themselves into a giant monster for a big slugathon battle.

In short, the science fiction elements played like deus ex machina which worked when convenient and didn't work when not. Sometimes I like that sort of thing (especially when the plot contrivances lead to someplace ridiculously fun). But in this book, I kept falling asleep. It seems like others might really like the book though.

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