Monday, May 7, 2012

Book Review #1308
iBoy by Kevin Brooks
Rating: zero stars (out of four)

I’m sorry to say, but I took an immediate dislike to this book based on the back cover's premise. But I didn't really think that was fair, so I decided to give it a chance. Aaannnddd that sure worked out well (sarcasm). I read over 40 pages before I gave up. I’m all up for reading books that have sci/fi elements or other oddities, but something about this story just made the scenarios seem unbelievable and incredibly lame. I couldn’t go along with the idea that this boy had acquired some sort of super powers from an iPhone that had CRACKED OPEN HIS SKULL AND IMPLANTED PIECES INTO HIS BRAIN. Yeah. Sorry, I couldn't get over that.

It was just so implausible I felt gypped. I couldn’t accept that this iPhone had gotten ingrained into his brain. I kept going, "Really? Really?" It didn’t make sense and it completely turned me off from wanting to read more. I also put it down because it had some dark and violent elements that I didn't really want to get further details about or imagine. I don’t like reading books that contain rape. It's just too hard. I didn’t like the language either. Basically there were a lot of things that added up to me just placing the book aside because it wasn't my type at all. I wouldn't recommend.

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