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2.0 out of 5 stars
War and Peace...okay...., Dec 5 2004
I quite liked this read. It holds a high place for me in contemporary fiction; but I didn't understand a lot of things. First of all, the constant descriptions of the robots are very inaccurate as there were no such things existing in Cold War Russia. Secondly, I found the presence of spaceships to be a bit far-fetched; also, "communism" in Russia? Please, please, please. This Leo Tolstoy guy gets all his perks from writing about scantily clad Russian robots and coca-cola. I didn't understand the relationship between a lot of characters either; robots do not feel love. And penguins don't actually fly.
You have to remember that War and Peace set a certain standard for androidal fiction - from Goosebumps to Carl Segan - but I didn't enjoy it myself.