Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Books Added to TBR
Due to Recommendations
Today I am bringing you all things horror and spookiness from any fictional medium (e.g. books and television and movies). Because I can. I’ll try to stay as recent as I can with this list.
For your reference, when I think of “Spooky” I think of supernatural elements and more darkly atmospheric vibes than truly scary; “Horror” is all about scare tactics and unsettling scenes.
Continue reading [Top Ten Tuesday] – #128 – Horror/Spooky Fiction
Book Title: Boy Robot (Trilogy?)
Author: Simon Curtis
Number of pages: 432
There once was a boy who was made, not created.
In a single night, Isaak’s life changed forever.
His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin.
An origin he doesn’t want to believe, but one he cannot deny.
(re: Goodreads @ Boy Robot by Simon Curtis)
Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:
– Plot reads like a cat-and-mouse thriller; lots of running away and downtime for self-discovery, followed by more traveling
– Multi-POV through vignettes used to world build and give historical [robot] context
– Explosive action that drives the conflict-driven narrative
– Diverse and intersectional characters; although the lead protagonist was underwhelming in framework
– While there is romance, it does not take precedence to the plot
Though I have heavily promo’d this book on Twitter (and in passing conversations with people about a killer vagina), I’m still going to critically assess this book as I would normally.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of Boy Robot from Simon and Schuster Canada.
Continue reading [Review] Boy Robot – Simon Curtis
“So, You Want To Be Human?” is the promotional event and blog tour in association with Simon and Schuster Canada.
The Sound of Robotic Sex:
Electronic Music From My Playlist
Since Boy Robot by Simon Curtis has this one scene that feels like a rave while everyone is riding at a high, I thought I’d feature some 2016 tunes that are on my playlist queue. Many of you probably don’t listen to this genre of music but that’s okay!
FYI: robot sex totally sounds like beeps and boops and unce, unce, unce. Maybe.
Continue reading [So, You Want To Be Human?] – The Sound of Robotic Sex: Electronic Music From My Playlist