Arts & Culture Books

Review of Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An OK book and escapist enough but would not recommend it to anyone. Too much telling, not enough showing. Each chapter began and ended with an unnecessary summary. The narrative technique deployed could have easily been stronger had it focused on 3 or 4 perspectives instead of the dozen or so back-and-forth perspectives used. Also, too many convenient throw-ins to aid the heroes in an effort to resolve a particular problem at a given moment to wrap up a chapter. Had high hopes. Came away disappointed.

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By Jeffrey Pillow

Jeffrey Pillow is an American short story writer, memoirist, and poet. He is the author of The Lady Next Door. His writing has been published in Urge Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, 16 Blocks, USA Today, Sports Illustrated,, New York Times, Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He grew up in the small town of Phenix, Virginia, population: 200, and now lives in Charlottesville with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Mozzarella Cheese. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was a Rainey Scholar. This is his blog.