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The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez
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Mar 25, 09

bookshelves: mystery, sci-fi
Read in March, 2009

I LOVED this book. It's part sci-fi, part hard-boiled detective novel. A robot designed for world domination rebels against his programming, and becomes a cab driver. When the family next door is kidnapped, Mack Megaton realizes that he's the only one who cares enough to go looking for them.

Hilarity insues in the form of a sentient ape, aliens, and a classy dame who's warm for Megaton's form (even 'bots think technophiles are weird).

I really enjoyed Martinez's first novel, Gil's All Fright Diner, and hadn't realized he'd written anything else. I picked this one up without even reading the back, and I was not disappointed.
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03/23/2009 page 57
17.81%
03/24/2009 page 320
100.0% "Finished. It was awesome! Go, read it."
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