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I found Barricade to be a fast-paced action adventure, full of dilemmas that need to be overcome. The book left me with many questions, two of which were: Why is there always fear of the unknown? Does being logical mean you always know best? These questions not only relate to this story but also relate to the world around us.
"I found Barricade to be a fast-paced action adventure, full of dilemmas that need to be overcome. The book left me with many questions, two of which were: Why is there always fear of the unknown? Does being logical mean you always know best? These questions not only relate to this story but also relate to the world around us."
Peter from UK
I chose Barricade to read because I have always fondly remember the robot stories from my youth, especially the ones which explore robots beginning to experience human emotions. I also like films such as A. I. and I, Robot which explore similar themes. So I have to admit to feeling disappointed after the first few chapters as it looked like I wasn't going to get the book I'd hoped for. But of course this is not the fault of the author and so I began to enjoy the book on its own merits and chapter by chapter I found myself enjoying it more and more until by the end I was left happy, satisfied at having finished a worthy read. Barricade is a road-trip with good characterisation (insomuch as an android can have character) and I believe it was far more subtle than I gave it credit for. The biggest compliments I can pay is that I always looked forward to reading it and finished it in only a few days. I would say that it falls more under the dystopia/speculative fiction umbrella than science fiction but readers of all three sub-genres will enjoy it. I would definitely recommend it =.
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