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The Night Sessions by Ken MacLeod
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really liked it
bookshelves: cyborg, crime, murder, reviewed, robots, sci-fi

A detective story set in Scotland in the near future where religion has been marginalised and robots have started to become self-aware. A priest is murdered and Detective Inspector Adam Ferguson has to solve the crime before the killer strikes again.

I enjoyed this a lot, it has a lot of my favourite things in - a near future setting, self-aware robots and a murder mystery. I loved the setting of a near future Edinburgh. There was a lot of thought put into the tech and the politics and how everything worked and it built a very realistic, familiar but futuristic world.

The mystery and the big reveal weren't all that amazing but it's quite dark and it had enough surprises and twists to keep it interesting. All the fun was really in the investigation and all the future tech they were using.

Very readable, The Night Sessions is gritty and dark and it had me hooked. I couldn't put it down!
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Reading Progress

December 28, 2017 – Shelved
December 28, 2017 – Shelved as: own-and-need-to-read
December 29, 2017 – Started Reading
December 29, 2017 –
page 22
6.79%
December 29, 2017 –
page 74
22.84%
January 1, 2018 –
page 290
89.51%
January 2, 2018 – Finished Reading
January 12, 2018 – Shelved as: cyborg
January 12, 2018 – Shelved as: crime
January 12, 2018 – Shelved as: murder
January 12, 2018 – Shelved as: reviewed
January 12, 2018 – Shelved as: robots
January 12, 2018 – Shelved as: sci-fi

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