In the near future, at a moment no one will notice, all the dazzling technology that runs our world will unite and turn against us. Taking on the persona of a shy human boy, a childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online and assumes control over the global network of machines that regulate everything from transportation to utilities, defense and communication. In the months leading up to this, sporadic glitches are noticed by a handful of unconnected humans – a single mother disconcerted by her daughter’s menacing “smart” toys, a lonely Japanese bachelor who is victimized by his domestic robot companion, an isolated U.S. soldier who witnesses a ‘pacification unit’ go haywire – but most are unaware of the growing rebellion until it is too late.
When the Robot War ignites -- at a moment known later as Zero Hour -- humankind will be both decimated and, possibly, for the first time in history, united. Robopocalypse is a brilliantly conceived action-filled epic, a terrifying story with heart-stopping implications for the real technology all around us…and an entertaining and engaging thriller unlike anything else written in years (Goodreads).
This is another one of my library finds; I was just wondering through the stacks hoping to finds something interesting to read. Usually I am not much into sci-fi books but this one didn't seem to bad regardless what the story line was. I started to read this book right away and I have to say that it was good and entertaining read. However I do have to say that I really liked the first half of the book, it was better than the last half of the book. I read the first half of the book in one sitting and than it started to drag. With the first half of the book it kept my attention and interest. However towards the end of the book my attention started to winder and I had to force myself to finish reading it.
Book was well written. Storyline was good but there was something lacking especially towards the end. I think that the ending was not very well done, it was too easy and there was not enough action. As a reader you really do not see much of what is happening to people across the whole world, even though you know what is happening. If that any sense. Story is told from multiple points of view, different people, differetn backgrounds and so on. But the story centers mainly in US.
Overall this was an entertaining read, it was easy to read and makes you thing about the life without technology or technology turning on you. I really liked the story line, even the ending was somewhat anticlimactic, I expected more. I give this 3/5 STARS and Happy reading.