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Humans, Bow Down
Humans Bow Down
Author: James Patterson, Emily Raymond
In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species. — The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices--they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it's a crime to be human. And the robots aren't content--following th...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316346962
ISBN-10: 0316346969
Publication Date: 8/1/2016
Pages: 416
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

2.8 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Minehava avatar reviewed Humans, Bow Down on + 816 more book reviews
As with Paterson's other books like The Maximum Ride, the heroine is immature, reckless, know it all, bratty tween who is supposed to look seasoned by hardship but comes across as spoiled, immature and not very likable. Throwing temper tantrums and being quite self centered she is a perfect "Too stupid to live". Which will not surprise anyone who read Patterson's previous books.

Now having said this, it must be also noted that Patterson writing is highly engaging and his books are always full of tensions, twists and ummm explosive "I'm too stupid to live" action. Patterson writes stories that are practically identical in n basic narrative but with individual settings to each book. Making the books quick, intense reading, but without much depth and no originality. The ending can be seen miles away but the twists to get there can make you raise an eyebrow every so often.

This book is no exception. The ending is rushed and unfinished. The struggle of the Human robot Hu-Bo to regain her self after being re-programed is completely missing. The robot prime-minister being a human was a nice twist. The end of the second war is just a footnote. But such are Patterson's books. It is not the end that is notable. It is the action filled path the main characters take to get to the unsatisfying end.