Downfail: A Dystopian Robot Rebellion Adventure

Downfail: A Dystopian Robot Rebellion Adventure

by George Donnelly

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BN ID: 2940157048273
Publisher: George Donnelly
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Series: Failpocalypse , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 154,623
File size: 637 KB

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Downfail: A Dystopian Robot Rebellion Adventure 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pleasant diversion. Ya gotta love Ian!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a strange but weirdly interesting book. I liked the protagonist, hated the bad guy and was fond of Ian's son. I wasn't sure where the story was ultimately going but I was more than willing to keep reading to find out. This book pointed out many of the flaws of today's society and the individuals in it. I am ashamed to be one of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the story but found the lead character to be a little a bit too predictable making silly decisions, yet he is supposed to be a brilliant programmer . The overall storyline was excellent and I could see this as a great film or maybe an episode of Black Mirror.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very thoughtful book that I recommend to those who enjoy sf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was interesting, but all over the place. Computers are good they are bad? Moderation? ***spoiler why would he ever let his wife and 2 kids live in the compound when it was obvious they never changed? What happened to the assassination? Who was Larry talking to about not hurting Jack? Didn't Michael had his kids aborted so did he have new ones? Alot of inconsistencies, but lots of potential.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a budding screenwriter, I always read fiction with the hope of finding good source material to adapt. I was delighted to find that Pink Slip Prophet is a prime example of what I look for. It focuses on character development, concept, and story above all else and could easily be shot for the big screen without having to make many modifications. The length and pacing are appropriate for cinema and we only ever get to read the thoughts of the protagonist, nobody else. Even the thoughts of his we do get to read could easily be reworked as dialogue or expressed with body language instead so it really would be a breeze to work with. It's easily my favorite sort of sci-fi. Not the kind that tries to dazzle you with a tsunami of speculative technology and physics theories but rather, it's the kind that uses a future time simply as a backdrop and veil by which to dress-up and sell the substance of the message. It's the spoonful of sugar, if you will. Beneath the thin, sweet coating of this package, we find a solid morality tale about a man finding his strength, self-esteem, and freedom. He's the sort of protagonist you instantly love and root for because of his goodness while simultaneously bemoaning the frailty and weakness that opens him up to victimization by the destructive characters in his life. He's not a perfect superhero mouthpiece whose only purpose is to represent an ideology or push an agenda - he's a very believable character that I'm sure we can all relate to because we've all tasted some measure of his suffering and are familiar with the challenges he's faced with. What is it to be a truly good man? His family and boss abuse him at every turn and he takes a long time to finally learn to stand up and put himself first. It's never easy to do, especially after having lived altruistically for most of your life and racking-up a heap of debts and obligations, as he had. The author portrays it so vividly and believably that I couldn't help thinking that it must be largely autobiographical. He just knows his character a little too well and that adds another dimension of realism to the reading experience... I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more from Mr. Donnelly. He has certainly proven his talent with this one and something tells me that there's plenty more where that came from.