Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
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A Fascinating Futuristic Reality Sets This Apart. Reminds me of iRobot.
💜 When it comes to world building, John Scalzi does not skimp on the detail. And what a fascinating reality this is. with the effects of a pandemic splitting society into those who must live through technology and those who carry on as before.
🧡 As a fan of both dystopian and pandemic fiction, I always find it disappointing when these are the secondary aspects of a story. The imagined world, in this case, is relevant, but mostly just a setting for a conspiracy thriller. And it's a well crafted one with lots of twists and turns and a satisfying conclusion. Just not my usual thing.
💛 There's also an issue with the overuse of "he said" and "she said" in what is otherwise well written.
💚 This really reminded me of 2004 Will Smith thriller, iRobot, even though the premise is quite different. It just had that feel.