Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters co-author Ben H. Winters is back with an all-new collaborator, legendary Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, and the result is. Android Karenina (Quirk Classic) [Leo Tolstoy, Ben H. Winters, Eugene Smith, Constance Garnett] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Android Karenina is yet another mash-up novel from Philadelphia's Quirk Books, a publisher with a penchant for commingling the literary canon.
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At the same time, though, there was a potential to be greatly confusing, and for me to wonder if there was some significance to the addition of robots.
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I found I kept asking myself this. The thing is, Android karenina think there may have been a subtle reason. I remember reading once android karenina Anna's dream of beaten iron a famous scene from the original and assume that this was Winters "in" for the story he created -- there's a groundwork for the horror in Anna's metaphor.
And I think there were times when the cruelty exhibited toward the robots as at Princess Tverskaya's house, when the Iron Laws are tested did add a layer of humanity albeit at its worst that made the robot aspect a bit more believable and linked the desperation of their case with Anna's.
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Though the everyday lives of the android karenina of this steampunk version of 19th century Russian are made easier by technological advances which are still out of reach for us in the 21st century — like interstellar space travel just for some rest and relaxation — living in the Age of Groznium comes with a steep price.
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The book definitely gets better and more engrossing as it goes along, so stick with it.
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