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Robopocalypse, by Daniel H. Wilson

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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1094 comments Robopocalypse
Robopocalypse (Robopocalypse, #1) by Daniel H. Wilson

GR synopsis:
In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication.

In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.

When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour -- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united.

I am reading this for week 17, a beautiful cover. I can't say what it is that exactly draws me to this cover, but I find it very beautiful. It could be the intricate details that have been put into it, or the stark red color set against the bright white. Either way, I am drawn in by it. I am starting this book this afternoon.

message 2: by Manda (last edited Mar 04, 2016 10:45PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1094 comments I finished this last night. It was okay. It started off really strong and I really enjoyed the way Wilson decided to tell the story, but it was getting difficult to keep all the characters straight, and towards the middle the story felt like car tires just spinning in mud.


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