Heart-warming but thoughtprovoking at the same time. Made me re-assess not only the time I spend with loved ones but also the quality of that time. The irony that I was literally glued to my kindle reading this during a half term holiday with my children was not lost on me, and this limited my reading time to when they had gone to bed (or were glued to the tv!).
What starts out as an apparently simple story about childhood experiences becomes a more critical look at how we change as we ‘develop’ into young adulthood and start to mimic the attitudes and behaviours of our parents, adopting their values which seemed so ridiculous to us as children. I am now back at work after the half-term break reading this book and feeling like a bit of a lonely robot at my desk in a large global corporation......
A thought-provoking read about the dangers of modern life - corporate greed, money before love and isolation.
This is a well-written story with great characters - good and bad - and a plot, which is chilling in parts. It has life lessons and a strong moral compass, if you are willing to take note..and a twist.
The idea of AI can be scary and we all understand our reliance on machines. One robot's quest is intriguing and heartfelt in this unusual tale. Robert's story is both disturbing, as it highlights some of today's parenting, and hopeful.
A mix of messages that culminate into a warning; who among us will listen and change? Themes of love, friendship, good v evil and technology make this a great read.
I was given this book as a gift by a friend. I am a mum to 3 children aged 19,15 & 4. This book is one of the best books that I have read in a long time. It makes you realise as a parent how much time we and our children spend of electronic devices and how we need to spend more time together. This is a great book for young readers (11 plus) upto adults who are looking for a great thoughtprovoking book. I could not put this book down and read within 2 days , my 19 is just beginning to read this book too.
The Loneliest Robot is a beautifully written book. My 9 year old son, who is generally a reluctant reader, loved this story and is hoping there will be a sequel soon. Its an exciting, thoughtprovoking story, suitable for all the family. Well done Andrew Glennon for writing such a wonderful, imaginative book.
This is a 'must read' book that will appeal to teenagers and adults alike. Heart-warming, humorous and thoughtprovoking throughout. A real delight to read. One of those rare books that make you think ......... Yes,this would make a wonderful film! So glad I read it before it gets a cult following!
A thoughtprovoking book that will leave you reflecting on your own lifestyle. Captures current society brilliantly and all us technology dependant humanoids. Everyone will relate to the characters. This is a great first book by Andrew Glennon and well worth a read, hopefully we can all become a little more UMA.
A fantastic book that highlights the best and worst of humanity all wrapped up in a story that I found hard to put down. The characters are warm and recognisable to me as the reader with the author managing to balance using humour with thoughtprovoking traits of the modern world. This book will have appeal to a wide range of ages from young teenagers all the way through to the mature reader.
This is a page turner with imaginative characters and a gripping story that is much deeper than it first appears.It gets its message over in a really simple, effective way and has a lot of laughs along the way. I loved the relationship between the main characters and the villains that they meet along the way.
I would recommend this book to teenagers,children of all ages and adults would really get a lot from it too. It has a message that really rings true to the modern world and a lesson to teach about human relationships and modern technology. Loved it!