Refurbished: AI Reborn 1 (Mind Refurbs) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07DBSL4RF
- Publication date : June 4, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 2139 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 306 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #163,691 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Maybe it is also not entirely fair of me to compare this to other completely unrelated books of the author and looking at it as the first part of a trilogy building up to some seriously kickass action Refurbished clearly deserves its 5 stars. Definitely looking forward to the next book!
This aspect of the story works well, with Erik essentially a fish-out-of-water whose fumbling to understand things allows Hooke to examine various aspects of war, the military mind, and team bonding. Not that he labors the point, but Erik is the curious kind and Army types seem naturally grumpy so time is spent discussing such topics.
I also liked that characters die. Rambo-style charges against assault weapons are not generally survivable and if you swap out Rambo for a robot and assault weapons for much heavier ordnance then you get the idea. Full on fighting military stories where the protagonist's rag-tag band of misfits all survive no matter what is thrown at them are not satisfying because they have no tension. Hooke seems to understand this, and Erik suffers the pain of loss even if it's muted by machine managed emotions.
What I didn't like so much was the alien invasion sequences. Hooke seemed on less solid ground in a narrative sense, as if his Army knowledge was built from experience and the alien encounters were built from imagination. Which they are, of course, but it seemed a little less robust compared to the build up.
Still, it was not badly done and overall this was an enjoyable yarn that leads into a sequel I'll probably buy.
This book starts with the memory of a young programmer and his memory of his death in a convenience store robbery. Fast forward 200 years and he is a brain in an experimental Military robot. He goes through integration with his platoon and training for their mission, almost completing the mission, and finding out their platoon is the only thing between Earth and humanity's survival and annihilation of everything they know and love.
Looking for a method to permanently delete from all my devices.
Well priced, having a narrative form that provides no way out until the reader gets to the point of buying the next installment.
Torturous, unrelenting suffering - without inspiration or relieving humor. Even the sex is diminished. Not recommended for any reader who is not on anti-depressant medication.
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And he has put together the storyline well, but the aliens are from the pages of a comic and
Do not stand up to what should otherwise be a good fast paced read.
3 stars only from me.