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Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster
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Jan 07, 2012

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Read from January 07 to 08, 2012

Terrific concept muddled by poor execution.

Mike Lancaster has provided a quick, entertaining read here...unfortunately the overtly gimmicky premise is brought down by flat characters. If you can't relate or invest in the main character (Kyle Straker) or any of the supporting ones, then you lose what's at stake. And if you lose what's at stake, the drama and conflict never rise to where they should be. If Lancaster had infused some realistic and fully fleshed-out characters, spent some more time building their backstories and lives, stopped indulging in the novelty concept of the novel (and the rushed feeling in the pages), the sci-fi scenario would have been 100 x more terrifying. It IS a great concept and the novel was still interesting enough to flip through in a couple of hours but at the same time I feel so much more could have been done with it and because of that it left me feeling disappointed and meh. Worth a gander if you're a sci-fi buff and you pick it up at the bargain bin (like I did) but don't expect too much.
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Kammera I couldn't agree more!

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