Well hello once again – is it just my imagination or are these Sunday’s coming around faster and faster every week? I feel like we were only here a couple of days ago.
Anyway I thought I would share with you this week my thoughts of a book I’ve just read..
Book blurb: It’s not easy pretending to be a robot. Ask Charlie. The very morning his employer was to unveil the world’s first artificial human being to a select group of investors, the android ran away. Now it’s up to Charlie to pose as the robot until the real machine is found. The only thing is, androids are supposed to be tall and good looking. Or at the very least, be good at board games. And Charlie? Well, he just…isn’t. To make matters worse, a rival robotics company is intent on stealing Charlie for themselves. In short, it’s a nightmare, and as the weeks pass and there’s still no sign of the run-away android, Charlie is faced with a difficult decision, continue the deception or come clean. Either way, his life will never be the same.
My thoughts: This is the first book I’ve ever read by Benedict Martin so I had no idea what to expect at all, I liked the idea of the story and so thought I would give it a read. Written in the first person we follow Charlie and his constant battle to play the convincing robot, an act which was merely embarrassing at first but slowly grew more and more annoying and inconvenient as he realises half the world want to own him while the other half want to see him destroyed. I thought I had worked out the twist in this story quite early on, what I didn’t expect were the extra twists and turns that Benedict weaved throughout this book.
This was a cleverly constructed little story with some interesting characters and I have to say a very satisfying conclusion.
This my have been my first book by Benedict but I don’t think it will be the last 🙂