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In the Lives of Puppets

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I loved every minute of it - science fiction may not be my favorite genre, but the heart of the story - the characters' personalities - the wonderful and moving story - gripped me till the very end. Inspired by Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio , and like Swiss Family Robinson meets Wall-E , In the Lives of Puppets is a masterful stand-alone fantasy adventure from the beloved author who brought you The House in the Cerulean Sea and Under the Whispering Door. Victor, Rambo, Nurse Ratched and Hap are forced to undertake a perilous journey that will decide their future. His voices for each of the characters truly bring them to life in ways that both entertained and enthralled.

While I can’t say it’s perfect, when it wants to be serious, there’s a gorgeous picture painted here. The dynamics between this disparate group are really intriguing and they are strangely endearing especially Rambo! This didn't end up being the kind of story I thought it might be - think a sci-fi adventure quest inspired by Pinocchio, not cozy fantasy romance. Referring to him as a mere narrator seems like an insult after the way he voiced every single character to perfection.His secret mission to alert the robots about the hiding place of Giovanni destroys the small family and peaceful life they built in the woods.

I don't think it's possible to read this book and not fall in love with Rambo, the vacuum cleaner with anxiety who loves hugs, and Nurse Ratched, the slightly psychopathic nurse that is secretly a softie. Like any good fable, the first 100 pages or so introduces us to the cast of characters and their circumstances. He squealed, pincers opening and closing, his circular body shaking as his all-terrain tires rolled over pieces of metal that had fallen from the scrap heap. In the acknowledgements page, he seems to express regret about some of the edits the book went through.Klune mentions changes he made to the book, some he "did not agree with" and also states "I wish this could have been the story we talked about, but apparently, the world isn't quite ready for such a book. Be it man or machine, Victor thought, to love something meant loving the ghost inside, to be haunted by it.

The rest of the unconventional family must travel across an unforgiving and otherworldly country to rescue Gio from decommissioning. That you have just as many good things to say about it as bad things, so you never really know how you feel about it because it was good! La enfermera Ratched con sus tendencias psicopatas y Rambo con su hiperactividad podrían ser completamente opuestos entre sí pero juntos eran bastante divertidos y hacían encajar el grupo. These are a pleasantly sadistic nurse machine, a small vacuum desperate for love and attention, and a fatherly inventor-android named Giovanni Lawson.Another imaginative and compassionate novel from the bestselling author of Under the Whispering Door, In the Lives of Puppets centres on a group of robots and their human companion, and what happens when old enmities threaten to engulf their fragile happiness.

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