What happens when artificial intelligence comes online,
only to find itself locked in a room with a madman?
Review 3 of 5 Stars
This wasn’t a bad little story. I very much enjoyed the beginning and watching this character make its discoveries, but the ending was a little confusing and left something to be desired in my opinion. I basically know what happened in the end, but the manner in which it was described left you thinking there could be any of a number of actual ways it might have occurred. The Box was an interesting story, but I think it needed a little more. I understand using brevity to add to the mystery or suspense of a situation, but it would have been nice to have had a little more explanation in some places. All things considered I’m still not sure about the madman mentioned in the description, but it wasn’t a bad read for free. I borrowed it as a download with one of my memberships and have to say it filled a few minutes very nicely if you have time for a short read. We all know I love Hugh Howey’s stuff, but they can’t all be blockbusters so I’ll be keeping an eye out for the next one.
On a side note, it is summer and I’ve been being kind of bad with regard to the blog. There are lots of things to do and I haven’t been reading as much as I’ve been writing. I’ve promised some ARC and beta reading, though I’m woefully behind on both, and hope to get those read and posted by next week. In the meantime, I hope everyone in this hemisphere is keeping cool.