New Reviews of Eaglethorpe Buxton and the Elven Princess

These two reviews were recently posted at Smashwords.

Review by: Nick Angelis : starstarstarstarstar
Finally! I was starting to get worried after I published an ebook with the tag “comedy” and couldn’t find many books in that category worth a chuckle. It was starting to inflate my ego about the ridiculousness I had written until Mr. Allison gently deflated it with this hilarious tale. I chortled, chuckled, and even cackled a few times while reading this book and recommend it unreservedly. That said, I’m off to procure some delicious pies of my own…

Review by: Alan Face : starstarstarstarstar
What a delightful tale! Wesley Allison, author of “His Robot Girlfriend” and the sequel, “His Robot Wife,” has done it again. His characters and style of writing about them in this story reminds me a bit of Mark Twain. He caught and kept my attention from beginning to end and had me chuckling constantly.
Two thumbs up for this one!
Thanks to both of you gentlemen for your kind words.  For those interested, I do have big plans in the works for Eaglethorpe.  There will be a new tale by the great storyteller (liar) or THREE coming soon– hopefully this summer.
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His Robot Girlfriend – Latest Reader Reviews

His Robot Girlfriend is still the number one free book in the Science Fiction and Fantasy category at iBooks.  Here are some of the reviews.

by Stacy-Kay
Very interesting!  It kept me interested the entire way through and I’m not much of a reader.  I suggest it to girls and boys.  🙂

I’m glad you like it.  I don’t suggest it to girls and boys.  Men and women, fine.

by Budzy22
Yeah I’m a nerd and I loved this book!  I’d pay anything to customize a robot human exactly how I want her!  That’d be so B-A!!!!!

Okay

by Staticat369
Fantasy/sci-fi/future/dystopia is my kind of genre, and this fits in there pretty well.  Felt like the ending just dropped off as though the author couldn’t think of anything better.  Interesting concept and good references to today’s culture.  Felt realistic in that it was in the future but the technology felt like maybe it actually could happen.  the author took into account things like inflation, global warming, technological advances, politics, and other things that created a realistic 2032…  Ending was a definite disappointment.  I reread it thinking maybe I missed some big plot twist… but I don’t think I did.

by JeffBarnes
Wesley is a great author and I have read several of his works.  Fun read for sure.

Hey Jeff, How’s it going?

by Titan504
I thought that it was a real cool book I like the ending alot.  I wish the book was longer.  Really great book for being free this book should not be free it’s so good.

Thanks.

by @here
This book was very interesting.  The ending was good.  It’s great.

Thanks.

by Robert922708
It is a very nice book!  It has a very good storyline and wonderful progression, that all applies as long as you don’t read the ending!  The ending was a big let down and very unimaginative!  I would suggest you read the book but prepare for the end!

Wow.  I really liked the beginning of this review, but the ending sucked.

by Liarmouth
I’m sure the author is a minor.  He has to be.  I’ve only read one chapter and he has mentioned like 10 differenet brand names and modern day businesses.  Not only that but the idiotic details!  Do you really care about what mike orders at McDonalds?  Or that it costs 17.96?  Science fiction is about sharing your vision of the future with your reader.  So the author is trying to tell me that stuff will cost more in the future?  Wow never reven considered that.  My mind is blown!  Oooh and how he browsed the web obn his TV by clicking a link on The Tonight Show?  What is this six months into the future?  This book so rediculously pedantic  and stupid that aI can’t put it down!  It should be manual on how NOT to write.

Stupid and pedantic?  Should I believe someone called Liarmouth?

by nimatoed
I’m surprised that no one else has picked up on the fact that this book blatantly rips on Apples shortcomings.  this paired with the fact that it’s free on the iBookstore warrants a good review alone.  The book is an extended metaphor for apples line of products and the actions the company takes.  The writing itself starts out childish and sloppy but does pick up as the story progresses.  It entertained me for a good three days.  Worth a sequel, a second reading, or a movie contract?  No, but should be read by all Apple fans, Apple haters, Chobit fans, and more.

You are indeed one of the few to pick up on what I thought was a pretty obvious Daffodil-Apple parallel.

by YOMICHAEL

It was a nice story, and the author was actually born in 1959; he is about 51 years old.

That’s 50 YOUMICHAEL!  At least until my next birthday.

That’s all for now.  More reader reviews soon.

His Robot Girlfriend – Latest Reader Reviews

What readers are saying online about His Robot Girlfriend?

At Barnes and Noble

Merrikat Blackwood: This book was a fun read and not very long. It’s about a man who finds himself wanting more and gets it. I have downloaded tons of free books and this is one of the few so far that I have enjoyed.

Thank you. I’m glad you liked it.

At Manybooks

Vedus: There are inklings of an interesting plot in here that never really come to fruition. There are hinted at possibilities and the world occasionally comes crashing in but that’s where it ends. The title spells out what this entire book is about. Readers approaching this should bear that in mind. The relationship stars directly up front and the book suffers for it. The more plot minded will reach the final page and likely wonder what happened to the proper ending. It more stops than reaches a completion point, the byproduct of a tenuous plot.

Hmm. Well, okay.

Allison: This was seriously one of the worst books i have ever read. I felt like i was reading an extended fan fiction where the author inserted himself in a story and forgot what he was doing in it. Half the book is talking about the main character being pleasure (sic) by his robot, and then how he got to dress her up however he wanted. The other half was about how jealous everyone was of his robot. The plat (sic) was basically non-existent. What a waste.

There you go. Not for everyone, especially people who identify themselves with a small i.

At iBooks

Footballguy24: Greatest Book I’ve Read This Year. Love the Ending.

Thanks.

Mzmelody808: The 5 star review could’ve only been written by the author himself. Seeing that this is a free book your expectations will be low, let me warn you to lower those expectations even further. This is nothing but an old man’s diluted sexual fantasy about having the perfect woman without any moral consequences.

Is it sad that I think the worst part about this review is “old man?” If you’re going to write a book, you’ve got to have a thick skin I guess. At least I’m not singing on YouTube or selling crappy online jewelry.

FrenchyfryTTR3: The story itself was good, but there are some plot holes and numerous typographical errors.

Sorry about the typoes. I’m working on a new edit right now.

Doublebubba: Sorry but this reads as if it were written by a twelve year old. Free, so you get what you pay for but if your time has any value it might not be worth the time you’ll waste. And yes, I confess that I was not able to make it all the way through.

Sorry you didn’t like it. It’s not really much of an insult as many of my 12 year old students are great writers. By the way, it should be “it reads as if it was.” It’s singular.

Chemistry76: Quick and fun narrative. I enjoyed this novel.

Thanks.

Devkap: This is a quick easy read with an intriguing concept and likable characters. So much more could have been done with it but if you have time to kill and want something light, it will probably hold your interest.

Thanks. I agree that the characters are superior to the plot.

His Robot Girlfriend – 5 Star Reader Review on Amazon

By A. Ishukov on Amazon.com

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars The future, June 24, 2009
By A. Ishukov – See all my reviews

This novel describes what I think can be something we can have in the future, a kind of life where you can have a robot as your girlfriend. This is of the best science-fiction novels I have read in past few months. I only have a few pages left to finish reading it but there is no doubt in my mind that if want to take a peak at how robots can live along with humans and even create couples u gotta read this excellent book! I hope that the author will find inspiration to go on writing about this subject!

His Robot Girlfriend – 5 Star Reader Review on Smashwords

By WT Sharpe

This book is sexy sci-fi fun from start to finish with an ending I didn’t see coming. It has some of that same off-center flavor that made the old X Minus 1 radio show so enjoyable. I highly recommend it.