In The Lives of Puppets
By: TJ Klune
Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: 25 April 2023
LGBTQIAP+/ Sci Fi and Fantasy
I would like to thank both NetGalley and Tor Books for allowing me to read and review this book.
Good Reads synopsis:
In a strange little home built into the branches of a grove of trees, live three robots–fatherly inventor android Giovanni Lawson, a pleasantly sadistic nurse machine, and a small vacuum desperate for love and attention. Victor Lawson, a human, lives there too. They’re a family, hidden and safe.
The day Vic salvages and repairs an unfamiliar android labelled “HAP,” he learns of a shared dark past between Hap and Gio-a past spent hunting humans.
When Hap unwittingly alerts robots from Gio’s former life to their whereabouts, the family is no longer hidden and safe. Gio is captured and taken back to his old laboratory in the City of Electric Dreams. So together, the rest of Vic’s assembled family must journey across an unforgiving and otherworldly country to rescue Gio from decommission, or worse, reprogramming.
Along the way to save Gio, amid conflicted feelings of betrayal and affection for Hap, Vic must decide for himself: Can he accept love with strings attached?
Sadly, this book didn’t quite live up to my expectations and I gave it only 3 stars. It was still good but not what i hoping for. I still enjoy his story telling and writing. This just was a little unbelievable in parts.
We are probably not far off on having robots doing a lot of things for but I’m not sure I am ready for them to take over the world and having us killed off.
This is a story about a robot who has a conscience and wants to make amends for his pass doings. He is able to feel and still create things and one of his creations is his son who happens to be a human. This son loves to explore and during one of his outings he finds another robot and brings it home to rebuild it with the help of the other robots he has rebuilt.
The only problem is this robot was designed to kill humans. As the story continues on, they are discovered and Victor the human decides to go and save his dad, Gio. Can they do this and survive? What will happen to them if they fail? This actually got me thinking about our world around us and that TJ Klune really isn’t too far off of his thinking.
I do recommend this book because it makes you think and ponder about the future.
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