I, Robot

I am reading through the topics for the Mother-Daughter Reading Challenge. My focus, at the moment, is genres I don’t normally read. Like Sci-fi. I don’t read sci-fi. I prefer to watch it rather than read it. I’m leaning toward the more famous books. Which is why I chose I,Robot by Issac Asimov. I also wanted to watch the movie after finishing the book.


225 pages

originally published 1950

I actually liked the book. The writing pulls you in with how smooth it is. Asimov is a great writer. Shocking declaration I know. There was a time or two where the science went over my head, but most of the time I found it an easy read. I was a tad disappointed that, at this point in time, I should have a robot. The book starts in 1996 with nanny robots and ends in 2052 with a robot not bound by the 3 laws of robotics. Yikes!

The book seems as timely now as it was then. Except I still don’t have a robot. I can honestly say I might read book 2. I’m not a totally convert but I can appreciate the genre more now.

The movie. (2004)

starring Will Smith

All I can say is thankfully the credits state: “suggested by the stories of Asimov” or something similar. It was a fun action flick, but it had nothing to do with the book. They pulled a few names for the written work but that is where the similarities ended. I remembered liking it more when I watched it when it originally came out. Not so much this time.

If you’ve read the book, what did you think?





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