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This is the 6th of his books in a row I have read, and this one is just as entertaining. Like all his books, great snappy dialog, absolutely laden down with contemporary nerd culture - it would be helpful if you knew the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars. Funny. And like his other books, all the best lines are delivered by an artificial intelligence. Its all very wholesome stuff, no sex or real violence, would make an excellent teen young adult selection, which doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it as an ancient adult.
He is recycling his ideas a lot - the use of AIs, machines that can semi-magically make whatever you want, but the stories move along, the dialog is funny, the characters are likable, I enjoyed reading it.
I’m a big fan of the Bobiverse and was just looking for some light quick reading. Only complaint is that manipulation of social media has become a thorny issue and while the author attempts to straddle the issue he can’t help but offend the sensibilities of some, including me. Still enjoyable.
Enjoyable read. One of the better books I’ve come across on the Kindle unlimited program
Likable characters, realistic dialogue, and good old, smalltown American setting. It’s A place where it was just not too far-fetched to drop aliens, conspiracy theories, A self-aware, AI and invisible flying saucer. The plot keeps moving forward in a jerky kind of way (kind of disarmingly, realistic in fact) as three college friends try to save the world.
To be clear, Taylor hooked me on his Bobiverse series. When he has a new release, I drop whatever I'm reading and order his. Same with Roadkill. It was great - class Taylor. Fun, fast-paced, witty, cheesy at times but also that's what I love about him. The story is creative and you'll fly through it. It's depth doesnt compare to the Bob books, and I don't think it's on Outland's level either, but I liked it. If you like the author, then it's worth the read.
A well crafted storyline, a bit rough in places, perhaps, but overall a solid effort at an entertaining book. Good character development and a few oddly endearing supporting cast. An acceptable plot, with few surprises and the typical mix of sci-fi and magical tech common in some tales. The book ends on a positive note, with all story threads resolved.
Dieser Roman hat mich nicht so sehr gepackt wie das Bobiversum, aber er ist sehr unterhaltsam und schlachtet den Craig Alanson/Skippy Querverweis der späteren Bobiversum Romane noch mehr aus. auch die unrühmliche Rolle sozialer Medien und berechtigte Oligarchen/Millardärskritik kommen nicht zu kurz. Unterhaltsam, aber mir ein wenig zu oberflächlich im Vergleich zu anderen Büchern dieses Autors. Nichtsdestotrotz lesenswert!