Published: 2005 by Bloomsbury
Genres: Humor, Nonfiction
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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.