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How to Pass as Human, by Nic Kelman

How to Pass as Human, by Nic Kelman, is the 'Non-superhero comic that debuted in the last three years' selection for my 2016 (Blended) Reading Challenge.


How to Pass as Human


This graphic novel as a great premise: a how-to book for other androids, interspersed with narrative about Android Zero/Zach's life. It started off strong, with great insights worked into a fun story, but it devolved fairly quickly and ended up being a chore to finish and a disappointment overall. I'm sad that what I first thought would be a four star book ends up getting two stars from me.

At some point, all of the graphs, pictures, and android anecdotes about humans go from being funny and right-on to random and often preachy. I started seriously skimming those sections in search of the story...which started off strong but ultimately feels rushed, forced, and often ridiculous.

I really wanted to like this. And I really did for the first third of the book or so. After that...meh. It was too bogged down, dull, and sanctimonious to look forward to continuing, and the ending wasn't worth the effort.

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