Going to be honest, this book is not what I or anyone expected in class after reading it. The first thought is ‘maybe it’s like iRobot.‘ Stop it, this book is not like that movie. It is far better, crazier and even more destructive you might be weary of your cell phone after reading this book.
The writing style is interesting as it’s all written from Cormic Wallace’s perspective, he’s reviewing everything from the present looking back on events but he also isn’t giving it all away. He is simply making reports and adding in his two cents about what was going on for both sides of this robots vs. humanity war. The ending is really quite unexpected, but around here I try not to give spoilers, sorry if I already have.
I hope to read the second book, Robogenesis. It might be a while however, I just keep collecting and receiving more books. I am so far behind, I will make more of an effort to catch back up. READ ALL THE BOOKS!
From the Novel Robopocalypse
They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skies…Now they’re coming for you.
In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.
When the Robot War ignites — at a moment known later as Zero Hour — humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us…and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years.