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Book Review of Humans, Bow Down

Humans, Bow Down
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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.