i finished i, robot
My brain was pretty much fried from work all day, so I finished the last little bit of I, Robot
. I originally wanted to read it after I saw the movie
, because I had heard so much about how the point of the movie and the point of the book were at odds. After reading the book, I agree with the critics' constant use of "suggested" (in quotes), as in "Asimov's novel 'suggested' the new movie..." because the similarities seemed to end at:
- three laws
- names of characters
As in "there were robots, robots adhered to and struggled with three laws, and characters named Calvin and Lanning were in the movie." Sure, the bit about the one rogue robot hiding among the non-rogues, and how to go about figuring out who was the "bad" one, that was in there, too.
I'm not sure if I liked the book, though. I think I just don't "get" science fiction. I'm currently reading Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
, and I'm not really "getting" it, either. Ok, of course I understand the themes running through these books—they're obvious. I think I just had higher hopes for them. If I'm going to take the time to read a book, I want to have to use my brain a little bit. Now, The Diamond Age
, that was a good sci-fi book. So rich, and there was much thinking on my part. So maybe I do
get sci-fi, I'm just picky. Yeah, I'll go with that.