An incredible read, unlike anything I've ever read before. And that ending! Like a punch to the heart. I've never been as scared as I am eager to read a sequel as I am to read The Monster…
Just another evolutionary experiment in meat robotics 🥩🤖
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2022 Reading Goal
16% complete! nisemikol has read 2 of 12 books.
I've been going through a very difficult episode in my life and haven't had a lot of bandwidth for reading, so it's taking me much longer to get through this book than I anticipated. Still, I'm enjoying the read when I can make time for it.
The Eridians have just docked with Ryland's ship and knocked on the door. I'm very eager to find out what kind of aliens they are—bipedal? Amorphous? How many limbs do they have? Eyes? Mouths? Really looking forward to seeing what Weir dreamed up!
Even knowing now what I know about the protagonist's work prior to waking up in his predicament, I find his cutesy self-censorship difficult to believe. To be fair, though, I'm not reading this book for Weir's character-building 🤷🏻♂️
This is the second time that NOLS has snatched this eBook back on its due date. I wasn't able to extend my hold because others are waiting for the book. I really hate the artificial scarcity of library eBook licenses 😤 I don't think I'll be checking this out again. The Damascus Incident itself is fascinating (and horrifying), and the author included all sorts of interesting historical tidbits, too; however, the book is written in a narrative style that feels really odd for a history book, character-driven and rambling, and I think I learned everything I wanted to know about the Incident on Wikipedia.