Monday 26 October 2020

Joint Discussion: Exit Strategy

Hello all! Carole and I will be discussing "Exit Strategy" by Martha Wells. I amin red and Carole in blue.

Author: Martha Wells
Title: Exit Strategy
(The Murderbot Diaries #4)
Genre: SciFi, Novella
Published: October 2nd 2018
Format: ebook
Pages: 176 

Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?

Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its former owner (protector? friend?)—submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit.

But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue?

And what will become of it when it’s caught?

I must say that this was my least favorite, frankly I was pretty bored most of the time.

Gah! Me too. The first couple of chapters I was really intrigued but then….I slowly started yawning and just waiting for it to end. 

I was at page 60 or something and was all caught up in my own despair, why wont it eeeeeend!!! I am sorry but this really soured the series for me. There is a 5th, I have not even checked what it is about cos I do not care.

Right? I am tempted to say goodbye to our beloved bot. BUT I am willing to try the next one but I do worry. 

You are kinder than I am, I am all bye bye Murderbot. There was nothing of Murderbot in this one. Where is that humour? It was just Murderbot being all blah. All those things that made the series fun were gone.

I think I chuckled once? Yea - the humour was gone and Murderbot was only badass once at the end which was cool, but it was so dry and there needed to be more. 

I am sad, I’d say this was barely ok. I had to push through. Stuff happened, but nothing really happened.

Sighs...I miss ART. LOL

Where art thou Art!

ART HAS MY HEART! Murderbot...I am willing to try one more….but meh. 

Number 5 is full length, FULL LENGTH?!?! What if it sucks? *cries*

UGGGGH. I think I would need to switch back to audio if that is the case. I did the ebook this time since my library had it. The narrator is good so maybe it’ll help??? Sighs. 

 I am weary, we could do 5, but how about a Murderbot break in November? 

Maybe we just need a break. Yes. I am good for that. Maybe taking a break and then jumping back in will work. The heart grows fonder with a little separation. Lol Or they could bring ART back? 

Break it is, and let’s hope Murderbot gets her groove back. Now to figure out what to read in November then…

Yes. *fingers crossed* We’ll find something. Maybe we can do something xmas-y ;)

I am all for xmassy

Woot!!! Soooo yes. This was my least favorite of the series. It was not funny and Murderbot seemed off this time around. Bummer overall for me. 

Disappointing. Sloooow.

Super sad. I have hope for the next. 

The end?

The end my friend! Until next time. 

About the Authors
Carole and Blodeuedd have been blogging for a long while now. The last few years the epic duo has been discussing books, watching movies, and even wetting the pen and sharing their stories with the worldwide web. They both love cats, chocolate, and a good story.


  1. It's an author I wouls be curious to try but it's a bit too bad about this one

  2. Great discussion. I'm finding my reading can have more variety if I have someone to read/discuss with. I'm currently doing a group read of Frankenstein that has been very fun.

  3. I was so bored. This one lacked all the humor of the previous ones. I haven't even bother with the full length one yet and not sure if I will.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  4. Carole
    I am not :(

    Well, you could still try the first

    It's the best :) I even joined this bookgroup, but there everyone read different books, lol

    I am not keen, Carole wants to try, so we will, but I am afraid to be disappointed again

    R :/

  5. Love this series, but this wasn't my favorite either. You should try the next one though, even if it a full length novel. Who knows, you might be surprised. I know you miss ART, and maybe the next book might help with that - oops I've said too much ;)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  6. ART is in the next book, although if you thought this one is boring you might think the same of Network Effect.

  7. I think this one was slow too. I haven't been super motivated to start the full length book...

  8. Lol!! 'where art thou ART'

    I listen to these as audiobooks and since the narrator has the same dry-humor voice I didn't notice the lack of laughs as much. Though I did miss ART! You should check out the next audio! ;)

  9. Biblioe
    Noted, Art is back. But ok I will give it a reluctant go


    Yeah, not that pumped

    She has? Dang, well Carole did enjoy them in audio

  10. I didn't read these close together so I think I didn't feel the lack like you gals felt. But, let me toss in my vote to keep going with everyone else because it's not full of humor, but it has other things going for it. :)

  11. Wait - who was who in the review? I've only seen super positive reviews of this series... I still want to try, but audiobook for me.

  12. Sophia
    I will keep on going, but yes break in between!

    ooops! Must check that
    I think I want audio too



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