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Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton
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Initial thoughts: At the core, I get what Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful was trying to achieve but I still couldn't care less about the execution. This isn't a novel that follows a character from beginning to end, or several who eventually meet, then carry on. No. Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is "novel" made up for six short stories that loosely follow the same thread.

This experimental novel glimpsed at the possibilities of improving human lives through technology or abusing those very advancements. These stories explore at what point humans are cyborg and beyond that, no longer human. It's that premise that first drew me to this book.

Sadly, the choice of presenting short story arcs rather than a fully developed one was the downfall of this book for me. The point was to show the multifaceted issues surrounding scientific and medical advancements but I don't think that this book succeeded in doing that. It fell short as the stories lacked depth and the characters barely established themselves. They were so fleeting in their existence that none of their plights really took hold.
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Reading Progress

February 17, 2019 – Started Reading
February 17, 2019 – Shelved
February 18, 2019 – Finished Reading
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: target-young-adult
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: text-fiction
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: genre-science-fiction
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: futuristic
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: science
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: technology
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: medicine
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: 2-stars
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: read-2019
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: published-2019
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: zzz-read-2019-02
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: grief
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: cryonics
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: cyborgs
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: alternative-perspectives
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: writers-american
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: format-audiobooks
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: high-school
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: family-problems
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: bullying
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: accidents
February 21, 2019 – Shelved as: terminal-illness

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