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review 2017-07-10 13:30
Made to Kill by Adam Christopher
Made to Kill: A Novel (L.A. Trilogy) - Adam Christopher

Series: Ray Electromatic Mysteries #1

 

In an alternate 1960s world, Raymondo Electromatic is the last robot and earns his money as a robot assassin but pretends to be a robot private investigator. He used to a PI for real, but his secretary/brains of the operation Ada decided they needed an alternate business plan. I picked this up because I quite liked the prequel short story Brisk Money. Unfortunately, what starts off as a movie star hiring Ray to kill her fellow actor doesn’t entirely work. Christopher gives reasons for all of his plot turns, but I didn’t find they held together coherently. The whole is meant to be a bit absurd, to be fair, but I wasn’t able to suspend my disbelief quite that much. I debated between 2.5 and 2 stars but felt it just didn’t rate above 2, which in my books means “okay” but not “average”.

 

I read this for booklikes-opoly square Tomorrowland 36 “Read a book where the author’s full name contains all of the letters in SPACE”: Adam Christopher. Since this is the second time that I’ve read a book for this square since the shake-up, the book’s 224 pages net me a whopping $9!

 

New bank balance: $205

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review 2017-05-05 16:49
My Review of Made to Kill
Made to Kill: A Novel (L.A. Trilogy) - Adam Christopher

Made to Kill by Adam Christopher is part of the Ray Electromatic Mysteries, but I am not certain what order the books follow. It's about Ray Electromatic and his business of killer for hire in disguise of a private detective company.

 

I absolutely loved this book! It reminded me of the '50s B rated sci-fi movies. This book brought back a lot of childhood memories of my mom and me watching B movies until all hours of the night.

 

This story has great characters and wonderful story telling. I can't wait to read more of the Ray Electromatic Mysteries.

 

I won this copy in a giveaway and all opinions are my own.

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text 2016-10-14 22:30
Yay, I scored a hardcover for $6
Made to Kill: A Novel (L.A. Trilogy) - Adam Christopher

Well, zero.   It was a gift, but it was fairly inexpensive!

 

I didn't  get too many leaves pictures.   Zero, actually.   We stopped by a small town and roamed around near the ski resort that doesn't quite have skiing yet.  (They're all year round, so they do summer and fall activities like mountain climbing and singing round bonfires and such.)

 

Anyway, it was fun, and I had the best maple latte - where they mix maple syrup into the espresso.   

 

I'm going to nap before writing my review for Splatterlands.

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text 2015-11-07 22:17
Robert Parker style Noir + Robots = Raymond Electromantic
Made to Kill: A Novel (L.A. Trilogy) - Adam Christopher

Hey, Grim, have you seen this? I thought it might be a bit up your alley.

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text 2015-11-03 01:42
There was this robot named Ray
Made to Kill: A Novel (L.A. Trilogy) - Adam Christopher

Made To Kill Coming in December.  Looking forward to this one!

 

"It was just another Tuesday morning when she walked into the office—young, as I suspected they all might be, another dark brunette with some assistance and enough eye black to match up to Cleopatra. And who am I? I'm Ray, the world's last robot, famed and feared in equal measure, which suits me just fine—after all, the last place you'd expect to find a Hollywood's best hit man is in the plain light of day.

"

 

 

 "Watch the delightfully retro book trailer."

 

Source: youtu.be/wNuMiZ6xFPI
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