The Life and Death of a Sex Doll: "Duel" Novella Series (Volume 2)



The Life and Death of a Sex Doll: "Duel" Novella Series (Volume 2) The Year Is , And Kelly Braun Is A Single Internet Stock Broker Incapable Of Having Children Unable To Adopt, Kelly Chooses To Alleviate Her Loneliness By Purchasing A Top Model Sensu Doll Modifying The Sex Doll With A Childlike Appearance, Kelly Recodes Her Toy With New Personality ModulesKelly Hoped To Use Ashley Braun In A Sophisticated Game Of House, But The Doll S Core Functions Often Make Playing The Game Awkward Or Embarrassing As Ashley Continues To Grow, Taking On Of Her Creator S Traits And Growing Willpower, The Game Becomes Her Daily LifeA Sci Fi Coming Of Age Story, Adopting A Sex Doll And When A Sex Doll Dies Follow The Development Of An Artificial Family And Explores What It Means To Be A Parent, Even If One S Child Isn T Real

10 thoughts on “The Life and Death of a Sex Doll: "Duel" Novella Series (Volume 2)

  1. says:

    This is one of those reviews where I feel super weird about it because it s for a book from my own publisher in this case, Belfire Press saying something nice feels kind of self serving, but I liked the book so much I have a really hard time not saying anything Especially since I think this book really deserves a lotattention then it s had so far Just because of that I m not gonna rate the book, but I do want to leave my thoughts because I really enjoyed this one ETA 6 21 12 Yeah, This is one of those reviews where I feel super weird about it because it s for a book from my own publisher in this case, Belfire Press saying something nice feels kind of self serving, but I liked the book so much I have a really hard time not saying anything Especially since I think this book really deserves a lotattention then it s had so far Just because of that I m not gonna rate the book, but I do want to leave my thoughts because I really enjoyed this one ETA 6 21 12 Yeah, it s not with Belfire any , so I can officially rate it So good I think the biggest point about this is that it s what sci fi is there for to show us what we are by amping it up somehow In this case, the juxtaposition of Kelly s narrative in ADOPTING A SEX DOLL and Ashley s in WHEN A SEX DOLL DIES is extremely clever and important These questions we ve seen in books about robotics since Asimov, in Star Trek, everywhere, are tackled from a new and interesting angle that s particularly human, in that the robot in question is not only created to serve human needs, but a need that is both now and in Whitten s near future construction provocative And insistent.The struggles of the two women in the book compare and contrast brilliantly While Kelly has accepted herself, she s still not quite comfortable in some lingering, very poignant ways Ashley s journey doesn t precisely mirror it, but the contrast is telling.This is really good sci fi, I mean to say My single complaint with this is that some of the dialogue felt rough to me, a little stilted, and I think that might ve been a product of not just the robotics aspects as it was common with the human characters , butof the worldbuilding itself, being from a time far enough removed from ours that perhaps people speak a little differently.Give it a shot I think it s worthwhile to anyone who can enjoy the human exploration possibilities of science fiction

  2. says:

    I wasn t going to buy this book, I thought it was going to be some kind of erotica due to the title I read the description and I thought it sounded quite good and hey presto I had the book I wasn t even going to read it right away but I opened it up and read a page or so and Zoe had me instantly hooked It s fantastic from the beginning and continues to impress through every event I was almost sad to finish the book.Let me tell you right now, this book is so original, so convincing and so bea I wasn t going to buy this book, I thought it was going to be some kind of erotica due to the title I read the description and I thought it sounded quite good and hey presto I had the book I wasn t even going to read it right away but I opened it up and read a page or so and Zoe had me instantly hooked It s fantastic from the beginning and continues to impress through every event I was almost sad to finish the book.Let me tell you right now, this book is so original, so convincing and so beautifully written you will not regret buying it It amazed me, the characters are fantastic and it doesn t take long to develop them, you will feel empathy for all characters, doll or human I couldn t put this book down The story really does keep you turning pages and will leave you hungry forwherever you try to leave it.I liked how Ashley experiences all kinds of feelings throughout this book and you really end up feeling for her in her times of happiness and times of need There s really not a lot else I can say about this book to do it justice, it speaks for itself What I will say is no matter how strange or unusual you think a title is, read it anyway, never judge a book solely on its cover and always read with an open mind You might surprise yourself.9 10 Read this book

  3. says:

    Ms Whittens stories are original and unique, but if you like Asimovs robots and the type of characters that you find in Heinleins universe you will definitely enjoy the two novellas in this book A wonderful mix of happy and sad, funny and serious this kept me reading until I finished both stories.Part way through it dawned on me that there was a question to which I reallyneeded the answer and there was no way that this book was getting prised from my fingers until I knew I now have my answer a Ms Whittens stories are original and unique, but if you like Asimovs robots and the type of characters that you find in Heinleins universe you will definitely enjoy the two novellas in this book A wonderful mix of happy and sad, funny and serious this kept me reading until I finished both stories.Part way through it dawned on me that there was a question to which I reallyneeded the answer and there was no way that this book was getting prised from my fingers until I knew I now have my answer and I m not disappointed, but I m not sharing any spoilers here I can say that the interactive ads on the bus made me simultaneously laugh out loud and cringe with sympathetic embarrassment, not an easy combination for any author to achieve, and any book that can have an effect like that has got to be worth buying

  4. says:

    Okay, yes, I re read my own book I ran across a glowing review that made me go, Hey, I need to read that again I fell in love with the book all over again, but as it s my story, I won t give it a rating.But I liked it, yes This is probably my happiest, lightest story, which may explain why I spent so much time giggling on the reread I would recommend this to sci fi fans who like stories about androids.

  5. says:

    I enjoyed them Some of Zoe screative works especially the first part Looking forward to the next one.

  6. says:

    Greatly enjoyed this book Fast,fascinating read Hard to put down.

  7. says:

    Original rating review here Original rating review here

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