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Reviews:

The Bones of Giants by Yoon Ha Lee
Candy and Me by Hilary Liftin
Color is Everything by Dan Bartges
The Dancers' War (in by N. K. Jemisin
Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House #9) by Mary Pope Osborne
Fairy Hunters, Ink. by Sheila A Dane
Falling into the Sun by Charrie Hazard
Fat Tuesday by Sandra Brown
The Frequency of Souls by Mary Kay Zuravleff
The Goddamned Tooth Fairy by Tina Kuzminski
Goldilicious by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann
Haunted (Mediator #5) by Meg Cabot
Horrible Harry and the Green Slime by Suzy Kline
Hunchster by Matthew Hughes
I Spy School Days by Jean Marzollo
Icarus Saved from the Sky by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud
I'd Rather We Got Casinos: And Other Black Thoughts by Larry Wilmore
A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton
A Matter of Feeling by Janine Boissard
The Navajo (True Books) by Alice Osinski
The Night Villa by Carol Goodman
No Elephants Allowed by Deborah Robinson
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
The Others by Lawrence C. Connolly
Painting the Invisible Man by Rita Schiano
Precious Jeopardy: A Christmas Story by Lloyd C. Douglas
Real Sofistikashun by Tony Hoagland
Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
The Secret of the Pink Pokémon by Tracey West
The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright
The Sky Rained Heroes by Frederick LaCroix
Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening by DCS
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène Du Bois
The Wild Wood by Charles de Lint
Winter Walk by Ann Burg

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Robot Dreams

Robot DreamsRobot Dreams: 10/12/09

Robot Dreams by Sara Varon is a graphic novel about a dog and a robot and their tenuous relationship. Things fall apart after a trip to the beach on the Labor Day weekend when the water rusts the robot to immobility. He ends up stuck on the beach for the majority of the novel.

The novel is like an adult Boy, Dog and Frog book. It is heavy on the illustrations and light on the text. That doesn't make the story any less moving. Goofy as the set up is of a dog building a robot from a kit I was a little teary at the bittersweet ending.

From a friend's description of Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, I jokingly compared it to Robot Dreams. In all fairness to the dog, though, he does not intentionally strand the robot on the beach but he doesn't do enough to get the robot back in working order.

The graphic novel also reminds me of "The Godfella" (Futurama Season 4, episode 8) where Bender ends up adrift in space. While out there he becomes the home to a miniature world where he plays god. Now the Robot in Robot Dreams doesn't have life forms growing on him but he does have time to dream of exotic adventures including flying.

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