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- Print Length: 125 pages
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- Publisher: Less Than Three Press (April 25, 2016)
- Publication Date: April 25, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01ETM34X4
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,953 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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To Terminator With Love is not meant to be taken seriously. It’s a silly, fun farce with a lovable main character.
Dexter Wu is an electrical engineer at MIT, junk food aficionado and brainiac. He’s witty and sarcastic and completely enamored with his robot, HAL.
If you’re a movie buff this will be a winner for you.
HAL, according to a clandestine organization known simply as the Agency, will take after his namesake and destroy the world!
To save the world from Armageddon agents are dispatched to robonap HAL. The one thing standing in their way is Dexter Wu who is not letting the precious go without a fight, or at least a couple of pithy epigrams. Thankfully, Agent Andre Jackson decides to go rogue and save the nerd.
*cue caper theme music*
You will need to suspend disbelief a bit for this one. There was a point in the middle somewhere where I seriously toyed with the notion that this was an elaborate hoax orchestrated by some benevolent guardian with the sole objective of bringing the reclusive and socially awkward Dexter and Andre together. It was so outlandish that I just could not fathom any organization operating thusly.
Not only was I incorrect it got even more OTT! There are tons of hijinks and pop culture references in this tribute to sci-fi movies of yore.
Dexter and Andre have a palpable chemistry that’s adorable. During their kooky adventure solid beginnings of a relationship start to form.
Kennedy shines with the banter between Dexter and Andre.
"You named it after an infamous AI that went haywire and tried to kill people,” Andre whispered back accusingly.
Dexter threw his hands up in exasperation. “It was supposed to be ironic!”
“I don’t think you understand the meaning of the word.”
“No one does!”
Oh ho ho ho!
Oh wait, no. You’re right. No one does.
I also liked that both Dexter and Andre are nerdy dudes who have sweaty palms, love a pillow fort, have a totally rational fear of clowns and appreciate a good steak finger.
Overall, a nice entre into the world of published fiction by another fanfic writer crossing over. I look forward to reading more from her in the future.
Recommend to sci-fi movie fans who enjoy a far-fetched adventure with a character that can drop a Twin Peaks reference with a (mostly) straight face.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
If you enjoy the strange and unusual story this book may be for you. I was asked to read this book for a review because I will read just about anything fiction, science fiction, fantasy okay I think you get my point. This book mixes some of my favorite genres. Gay male romance, although there is no sex in this book and the main character proclaims to be asexual who enjoys kissing. There is some fantasy/science fiction. Seers that use the oracle to predict the future. There is also a secret agency that uses the oracle and seers to protect the world from potential evil doers. The plot of this story has Dexter Wu in his final weeks of grad school. He walks into his lab just when his robot Hal and all his research is being stolen by two people dressed in black. Wu then finds himself on the run with Andre, one of team that was trying to steal his robot leading to an interesting romantic friendship. There is sweet chemistry between Dex and Andre. I almost want to call this a young adult book. This is a short story full of action and chase scenes. There is a sweet happy ending with some surprises. The characters do some growing up in this book. This is a fun enjoyable book that gets my recomendation for a light quick read.
SCORES on a scale of 1-5 Stars rate each of the Following 5
PLOT: 4 Stars
CHEMISTRY: 4 Stars
PACING: 4 Stars
ENDING: 4 Stars
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 4 Stars
Review Copy of To Terminator, With Love provided by the Less Than Three Press for an honest Review. Reviewed by Mollien from Alpha Book Club
Author – Wes Kennedy
Star rating - ★★★★★
No. of Pages – 152
Cover – Great!
POV – 3rd person, 1 POV
Would I read it again – Yes
Genre – LGBT, Asexual, Action/Adventure
** COPY RECEIVED THROUGH NETGALLEY **
I absolutely loved this! Not only does it reference all the Classic Geek movies that are close to my heart, but it does so with the appropriate respect and detail that I would expect of another geek.
There was a really wide range of characters here – fat, out of shape and geeky Dexter; the African American, gun toting agent, with a massive Sci-fi movie collection, Andre; the Indian best friend, with a killer cutting glare, Sandhya. Their personalities were just as diverse as their backgrounds, but I really loved that we had some realistic variety and it wasn't just the typical Bond style of perfect white guy that is so common.
Also, totally loved that the out of shape fat kid was the MC hero! Awesome! Dexter is by far my favourite character. The “whole fat geek, who might accidentally destroy the world, but could be the hero” vibe really worked for me. Also – college kids as heroes? As kickass Secret Agents? Yes!
There was action, there was adventure, there were robots! What more can a geeky girl ask for? Well, I wanted romance and got it, I wanted humour and it was there in buckets full. I got everything I could have wanted and more from this super incredible story. As the author helpfully pointed out, it's a little like a cross between Terminator and Minority Report.
On the down side? Not much. A few spelling/grammar issues and one inconsistency (We're told the bus leaves every six minutes, but that they have ten minutes to get to it before it leaves and the next one wouldn't arrive for another hour. Kind of confusing).
There was nothing I didn't love about this. Geeks. Movies. Adventure. Danger. Romance. And an MC who is asexual. Perfect!
I had so many of these marked off that I had to choose carefully which ones to add here, because adding them all would add another page to my review.
“He wouldn't be Jar Jar Binks; he would be Neville Longbottom.”
“So what if he was a loser? If there was one thing movies had taught him, it was that losers did amazing things all the time. Losers were only losers until they chose to be heroes.”
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