I am more than willing to accept that I'm just not sophisticated enough to appreciate this book. I just couldn't get interested at any point in the story. The characters seeme whiny and I didn't get the motivation behind their actions. The events and the way the characters responded just didn't seem reasonable or natural.
The end is abrupt and resolves nothing. I don't demand that books tie up every plot point at the end, but some sort of resolution would be nice.
The narration is very good, but it just wasn't enough to make this worthwhile for me.
I really enjoyed this story. Who wouldn't enjoy a story about a sophont robot with a mutant police officer who produces reports on a typewriter? The style is so "world of the future" circa 1950 that at one point I actually checked the publication date.
Definitely worth a credit.
This is a great reminder that the 1950's weren't as wonderful as some people seem to think. As far as I can tell, most of the female characters are pathetic and whiny. In several of the stories, female characters are bad not because some people are bad, but specifically because they are women. Pretty depressing book.
Yes, it's jarring that they switched narrators (though not as bad as another series that switched narrators and the new reader changed the pronunciation of the names of almost every major character). I don't mind that the new narrator is a man while the story is "told" by a woman. This is storytelling and gender doesn't really have to match.
The story itself is typical of this series. I figured the basic plot point halfway through, but it was still a pleasure to let the story wind itself out.
Chase Kolpath and Alex Benedict are truly likable characters.
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