In Metropolis, the gleaming city of tomorrow, the dream of the great American city has been achieved. But all that is about to change, unless a neurotic, rule-follo ...more
by Siobhan Jones
A civil servant and a supercomputer team up to stop terrorists. A Dark Matter-esque take on the life and death of great cities. A touching and funny story about an unlikely friendship. I’ve been trying, for weeks now, to come up with a zinger of a sentence that perfectly describes this book and makes everyone want to read it. Yet the words have eluded me. I’m beginning to think The Municipalists—a humorous sci-fi adventure with a mystery at its core—cannot be summed up so eas ...more
EDIT: So, not quite Bender and Hermes, but not disappointing. Quite enjoyable, and very fun to read aloud.
I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway for this honest review.
Me, puzzled, since I half-started it three weeks ago: "What do you mean?"
Him: "It's a male author. I know you don't read those unless you're really excited."
It was worth it. Wish he had written Artemis instead of Andy Weir the man child. This was funny, poignant and managed to be a buddy comedy without weird overt sexual innuendo and sexism.
Mr Reid, please please please write more about these characters! 💞
(Read this as my March 2019 Book of the Month Club pick!)
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This has not influenced my review.*
If you want to read about a lovable AI getting drunk, flirting with other AI units, learning about the fragility of humans, imparting life lessons, and making a friend, then this might be the book for you. OWEN was the best thing about this book for me. Such a lovable little artificial intelligence.
I also really enjoyed the unexpected friendship (well, unexpected to the char/>
Once you get past the first 60-80 pages, this book turns into one wild ride!
Simply put, I couldn't get into it. I was hoping that I'd end up loving it, but after a few chapters, I knew that it wasn't going to be the book for me.
I know I’ve stumbled onto a talented writer when a story’s themes are carried out from beginning to end, and that’s exactly what Seth Fried has done in The Municipalists . The two main characters, an odd couple consisting of a lonelreview.The ...more
I almost skipped entering for this giveaway. Here I am, though. Obligated to write a review for a book I didn't even finish reading. I didn't get far enough into the text to really comment on the plot. The problem is the writing. So utterly flat, which made it boring & uninteresting. It read like a collection of info. & events that was in the final stage of being developed into a story, but unfortunately no one ever b...more
I can see my own self, my own attitudes, in both of them depending on my mood. The back and forth, the forced friendship, and the irritation in each other is so dry and amazing. I couldn’t get enough.
Such a great story. I wish there would have been more. I could ...more