The first few books of the Murderbot series were very short. This one is the first true novel-length installment and it features all the usual fun:
- Murderbot is trying so much to read humans and understand their communication
- Murderbot is learning to navigate its own emotions
- Murderbot meets ART again, and they are both fond of each other, trying to learn to have a relationship from one bot to the other
And of course, all of it is very funny. Murderbot shut down its own governor module, which was installed to make sure it complies to human orders. Now, murderbot only complies to its own motivations and rules. But another task of the governor module seems to have been anger management, and without such module, murderbot is angry most of the time.
I really loved this book, the best so far. I'm ordering the next two installments now.