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Machine by Jennifer Pelland
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Mar 16, 2012

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Read from March 15 to 16, 2012

I'm conflicted about this book. It was entertaining, and I finished it, but it wasn't satisfying.

It attempts to explore an interesting issue, and does a good job with parts of it, but overall it feels like a thin excuse to write about robot sex. Some of the wording and "tech" talk feels childish, and some of the flat behavior of the characters enforces this.

I wanted to like this book more than I did, but it's just not quite there. There's a way to meld your sex scenes and behavior together with the plot so it doesn't feel like its the main purpose, but the author hasn't figured out how.

Entertaining, but that's all.
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Reading Progress

03/15/2012 page 30
9.0% "Just the kind of pulpy scifi I wanted."
68.0% "It has it's good parts and bad parts. I'm still reading it."

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message 1: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Have you read Perdido Street Station? There's for your skin-crawlingly kinky.

message 2: by Jon (new) - rated it 3 stars

Jon I have not, although it's on my kindle for future reading.

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