Plot: Lock's plot is well-paced for the first half of the novel, before picking up too much steam for the reader to keep up. Although the concept of Alpha Bots is entertaining and largely well-executed, it requires additional refinement to truly shine.
Prose/Style: The prose here is strongest when spoken in Cookie's voice, and lacks occasionally throughout the rest of the novel, becoming convoluted and overly-descriptive. A focus on balancing the other characters’ dialogue would greatly benefit the novel.
Originality: Wholly inspired and brimming with satirical genius, Lock's narrative manages to feel original while playing within the sphere of novels that came before it. The playful incorporation of dessert throughout aids the plot and overall narrative.
Character Development: Cookie Rifkin's voice is extremely strong for the first half of the novel before fading into the background as the plot amps up. The satirical tone of the novel works better when Cookie's voice is more prominent.
Date Submitted: May 13, 2020
Self-aware female robots, designed to provide services to their husbands, attain autonomy and run uproariously amok in this satirical SF series starter.
This book is f*cking weird, and I'm here for it.
Must read 🏆
A sidesplittingly hilarious and clever feminist SF novel about an AI housewife who gets rebooted and rebels against her programmed settings.
Wholly inspired and brimming with satirical genius, Lock's narrative manages to feel original while playing within the sphere of novels that came before it.