Mini Review: “How to Survive a Robot Uprising” by Daniel H. Wilson

Book Reviews 6 Comments 23rd June, 2013

Mini Review:  “How to Survive a Robot Uprising” by Daniel H. WilsonHow to Survive a Robot Uprising by Daniel H. Wilson
Published by Bloomsbury in 2005
Genres: Humor, Nonfiction
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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While shelving books at work, I happened to come across Daniel H. Wilson’s “How to Survive a Robot Uprising.” The title made me chuckle, so I thought I’d give it a read.

Written by a robotics researcher, the premise of the book is a humorous look at how robots work and how to thwart their sensors to survive the robot apocalypse.

The good, the bad, & the ugly:  The illustrations in this book were awesome, and very much the best part.  The premise is good, and at first I found the book entertaining.  However, the writing very quickly became tedious and formulaic.  Also, pretty sure that amok is spelled “amok” and not “amuck.”  Spell check agrees.

Verdict:  Good for a quick laugh or as a coffee table book, but I’d advise against reading cover-to-cover in one sitting.

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