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Even though I'm a sucker for modern science fiction series, I never felt the urge to read the Murderbot books because they seemed a bit uninspired to me. A conscious and semi-depressed robot. How innovative!

Let's just say this first installment didn't convince me otherwise. It's alright. Nothing to write home about. Parts of it were outright boring, and the story feels more like the plot of one episode of a TV series than that of a "real" book.

I guess that's why there are so many of these books and why they're so short.

I'll give the second one a chance. Maybe it'll manage to convince me that this series is as good as the raving reviews want me to believe.