There is part of me that realizes that the criticisms against this novel are legitimate. There are typographical and formatting errors that could be fixed. [edit: It seems as though I was reading an older edition. I cannot verify if all of the issues are gone in newer editions, but William Hertling contacted me and said that he did a major edit and re-release in 2015 so I want to amend that my criticisms were for an older edition that was printed prior to these new edits.
Additionally, the characterization is lacking across the board.
All that said, the story captivated me. The fact that it could happen in today’s day and age made Avogadro Corp. all the more compelling. By the way, I still read it as Avocado. While the story wasn’t overly technical and I could in no way verify if the jargon was legitimate, I felt as if things were explained properly.
I wasn’t too fond, however, of the ending. Certainly not of the epilogue, but still the conclusion left me feeling cheated. The epilogue I grumbled through.
Three and a half hidden ELOPe servers, out of five.
As of March 31st, I am reading the first book in the Singularity series: Avogadro Corp. It is one of the robotics/AI/android novels I was recommended to read in research for my next writing project.
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