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Sorry but this is mind numbingly boring. I understand that the author is attempting to make comparisons to major companies taking over technologies and modern life but the story has to still be well told and this is so much telling instead of showing. I lost interest early on and almost fell asleep reading it. DNF
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the book has a very obvious charm and uniqueness to it that i don’t think i can really compare to anything else i’ve read before. overall, it was a captivating read that also acts as a social commentary. there was parts where i felt a bit bored, but overall, i really enjoyed it.
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A nice read for me as I love science fictional plots. The writer kept the plot engaging and story seemed interesting to me. I didn't like some parts but overall it was good.
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Book Review: Ingrid
Author: Robert Golino
Publisher: Books Go Social
Publication Date: March 6, 2022
Review Date: April 12, 2022

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the blurb:
“When young art prodigy Ingrid Kraemer is told that the woodland elf that has befriended her is actually an android, she can't believe it. Neither can the NRG robotics corporation that dominates the country with tyrannical control. With a virtual monopoly on all robotics, they know this android masquerading as an elf isn't one of theirs.
Ingrid just wants to pursue her passion for art, but after she draws a detailed picture of the elf, she finds herself thrust into the middle of a worldwide battle for technological supremacy... and it all revolves around a painting from 1918.”

Advance Praise
"Ingrid is one of those books that defies classification. On the surface it is the story of Ingrid, a young art prodigy from the mid-west whose talents bring her fame as she studies painting in Italy. However, the main theme of the novel is a warning about the monopolistic dangers of big tech as they exert ever increasing control over our everyday lives. The story is cleverly structured as a sort of allegorical fairy tale. Little by little Ingrid is unwittingly drawn into the middle of a power struggle for technological dominance. And like everyone else, she has no idea what it will lead to."
This was a fantastic social commentary/science fiction book. A little hard to categorize. The characters were roundly portrayed, especially Ingrid, the protagonist. There were a number in unusual interesting characters, such as the elves, which were robot androids. There was a large political element to the book. I was captivated all the way through the book, and would look forward to a sequel. Highly recommended!

Thank you to Books Go Social for giving me access to this book. And best of luck to the author, Robert Golino.

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