Humans, Bow Down

Humans, Bow Down

Book - 2017
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Surviving a terrible war between the victorious Robots and defeated humans who must submit to their new rulers or be banished to the desolate Reserve, Six, a feisty young survivor, launches a rebellion to save the human race.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group, 2017
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780316346962
0316346969
Branch Call Number: FIC SF
Characteristics: 373, 11 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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johnbarbour
Mar 13, 2018

I'm surprised to see so many negative comments! It's a Patterson book, so, yes, it is written in short chapters and simple language. But in the age of truth and reconciliation the theme is timely and deserves to be explored more. Gives us a chance to stand in the shoes of a whole civilization decimated by war and shuffled off to reserves and sub-human living conditions. (oh, and subsequently blamed and shamed for living in sub-human conditions.) I really liked the main characters and the dark and dirty setting. I'd give this title to any young adult, and to any grown-up looking for an easy fast read.

VulcanGal Nov 17, 2017

I don't see the point of a book that has robots running the world, acting like humans. Worrying about promotions, etc!

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sunshine1108
Nov 15, 2017

I listened to this on audio and it was AMAZING!! Loved it!

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Brandigirl98
Nov 09, 2017

This is about the worse book I ever read by Patterson. I can't say more ,
I did not finish this book.

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rhostetter65attnet
Jul 15, 2017

A light read, it has action, but is unsatisfying. Written at a middle school level. It is about humans being subjugated by the androids they created, whose greatest flaw was lack of emotions especially empathy. Humans regain their dignity by overthrowing their masters and reprograming the androids as friends. The book ends there and there is no mention how humans will get along with superior beings in harmony (even if they are empathetic). How would we care for Neanderthals if they were among us? Could they survive?

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trcookIIImddmd
May 19, 2017

Patterson is a male Danielle Steele; he knows who his audience is and he writes for them at about a sixth grade level.

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PearlyBaker
May 04, 2017

I always suspected Patterson was an awful writer but damn. The prose was so horrendous that only a nation whose President is addicted to Twitter and the populace addicted to the NFL, Dancing with the Stars and Facebook could have this guy as their highest paid author. It started out real strong with a great premise but devolved so rapidly it was worse than sitting through an AA meeting in the basement of a Mormon Temple.

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scourtney49
Mar 07, 2017

Worst book ever written by Patterson

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Eil_1
Feb 28, 2017

If I had known this was a robot-science fiction, futuristic novel, I wouldn't have rented it. I'm sure that those into this genre of book would enjoy it

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Eil_1
Feb 28, 2017

Eil_1 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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