When his designated driver robot, a SexyGirl, is stolen, Jonathan has to get a cheap replacement, a used LawnMan, named Reggie. The next day, when the insurance check comes in, he buys a robot from the Land of Beautiful Women, a BlueBikini. Jonathan thinks he can finally get rid of Reggie, who is accident-prone, gets in fights and accidents, and is nothing but trouble. Unfortunately, his new robot, Friday, likes Reggie.
About the Author
John Blandly is an artist, actor, songwriter and filmmaker from upstate New York.
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Every year, Jonathan Papilon would trade in his robot driver for the latest model, always a SexyGirl. Unfortunately, just before Christmas, his 2063 model was stolen. He has to make do with a used 2048 LawnMan named Reggie. Things are looking good at first. Reggie seems to be a decent robot driver. Yet a harmless trip to The Land Of Beautiful Women turns chaotic. From that point on, Jonathan unwillingly discovers Reggie’s wayward behavior. Robot Driver is a quirky sci-fi tale written by John Blandly. At only 72 pages, Robot Driver is a swift read with an interesting premise. The level of eccentricity of the story is nearly off the chart, although not to the point that it would confuse readers. The protagonist, Jonathan Papilon, should have waited for his insurance claim to come through, instead of rushing to get a replacement robot that is covered with tattoos, stickers, and a Confederate flag handkerchief tied over his head – the LawnMan Reggie. Jonathan’s impatience proves to be his downfall. For a robot, Reggie is a dunce. He also has a bad influence on Friday, Jonathan’s beautiful new robot, a 2064 BluBikini. I like the futuristic idea of having androids to make people’s lives easier – now I’m not so sure. All the same, this is a sci-fi story unlike any other. Quirky, candidly funny, and wild, Blandly’s work may not be every sci-fi fan's cup of tea. Even so, I enjoyed it and no doubt so will other readers.
one of the best parts--when Maximum Ginger's telepathic dog Rocky visits