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Network Effect by Martha Wells
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bookshelves: fun-fun-fun, sf

Marvellous. Incredibly readable and deeply humane depiction of a friendship, which is funny because the protagonists are a misanthropic and deeply traumatised killer cyborg that just wants to watch soap operas, and the utterly amoral AI of a large spaceship. Murderbot is a fantastic creation, and the emotional arc is deeply engaging as it reluctantly develops feelings, and friendships, and responsibilities. The external plot is a bit out of focus at points, but the joy of this is all in the characterisation and narrative style. Plus the fights are excellent and there's some really good creepy stuff. Spectacularly readable.
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May 19, 2020 – Shelved
May 19, 2020 – Shelved as: fun-fun-fun
May 19, 2020 – Shelved as: sf
May 19, 2020 – Finished Reading

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