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Robopocalypse - Daniel H. Wilson The digital age has been a boon for many would-be authors and self publishing has allowed many authors to find an audience they might not have gained in previous eras. Unfortunately, while this has allowed some great authors a chance to have their work published and to make a living from writing, it has also allowed many truly terrible writers to have their work published and to also somehow make a living from writing.
While I appreciate the author of Robopocalypse has every right to benefit from this, his novel is just so, so bad. I'm left lamenting the $13.99 I could have used on something more worthwhile - coffee, beer, another book.... So the author earns at least one bravo from me - the ability to extract a premium price for a book that truly would be struggling to justify a 99c price tag.
A computer gains sentience and takes over the world, using all the worlds robots to wage war on the human race. Insert cookie cutter hero, use World War Z Style narration, add some boring characters who all die anyway and conclude with a grim but "happy" ending for humans as the "good" robots discover what it is to be human and the humans learn tolerance for the objects they fear and distrust. Use your tissue to either cry into or vomit, depending on whether you liked the book or not.