Like a Boss

Like a Boss In this breathless and hilarious followup to Windswept former labor organiser Padma Mehta s worst nightmare comes true she gets yanked out of early retirement After buying her favourite rum distiller

  • Title: Like a Boss
  • Author: Adam Rakunas
  • ISBN: 9780857664822
  • Page: 328
  • Format: ebook
  • In this breathless and hilarious followup to Windswept, former labor organiser Padma Mehta s worst nightmare comes true she gets yanked out of early retirement.After buying her favourite rum distillery and settling down, she thought she d heard the last of her arch nemesis, Evanrute Saarien But Saarien, fresh out of prison for his misdeeds in Windswept, has just fabricatIn this breathless and hilarious followup to Windswept, former labor organiser Padma Mehta s worst nightmare comes true she gets yanked out of early retirement.After buying her favourite rum distillery and settling down, she thought she d heard the last of her arch nemesis, Evanrute Saarien But Saarien, fresh out of prison for his misdeeds in Windswept, has just fabricated a new religion, positioning himself as its holy leader He s telling his congregation to go on strike, to fight the system And unfortunately, they re listening to him.Now Padma s summoned by the Union president to help stop this strike from happening The problem is, she s out of practice And, the she digs, the she realises this whole strike business is complicated than the Union president let on File Under Science Fiction Fraud Almighty City on Fire Let s Be Reasonable Please All Outta Bubble Gum

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    1. This book made me cry on the way to work. And it's really hard to explain to a bunch of strangers that no, really, you're fine, you're just SO HAPPY to see idealism and hope not only given space on page, but fucking championed. But luckily I live in London, so nobody was making eye contact / seeing me and I didn't have to try. When you're not looking, Adam Rakunas takes on privilege, socialism, corruption and the politics of anger as Padma Mehta tries to find out just why the hell everyone on Sa [...]

    2. Publisher: Angry RobotPublishing Date: June 2016ISBN: 9780857664822Genre: SciFiRating: 2.8/5Publishers Description: In this breathless and hilarious followup to Philip K Dick Award-nominated Windswept, former labor organiser Padma’s worst nightmare comes true: she gets yanked out of early retirement. After buying her favourite rum distillery and settling down, she thought she’d heard the last of her arch nemesis, Evanrute Saarien. But Saarien, fresh out of prison for his misdeeds in Windswep [...]

    3. *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review*Like A Boss is the sequel to Adam Rakunas’ debut novel, Windswept, which I talked about rather positively last year.We’re back with the inestimable Padma, now splitting her time between running the Old Windswept Distillery and cleaning out the city sewage system, trying to pay off some rather extensive property damage from the previous book. This is a somewhat wiser Padma though; she’s still just as angry, a pot perpetually on the boil, but the [...]

    4. Political space setting unions/strikes with a rum distillery operation (alot of different things going on). I didnt read the 1st but this still made sense. Id expect reading the 1st would make this even more fun.

    5. At the very end of this book, Adam Rakunas includes a little blurb about the process of writing this book, & he notes that writing Like a Boss was the fastest turnaround time he'd ever done. It kinda shows.Don't get me wrong, this was packed full of great Padma moments, stumbling from one bad situation to the next in her own way, but I can't help but feel like he bit off more than he could chew with the scope of this plot. By the end, there were still many unresolved issues and the central n [...]

    6. You like action, right? Of course. Ornery but lovable protagonists? Naturally. Labor disputes? Yeawhaaaaaaa? Look, the book is titled Like A Boss. You should know what you're getting into. Following the events of Windswept, it really seems everything's going okay for Padma Mehta. You think that's gonna last? Pretty soon she's running for her life, trying to quell a planetwide strike, and make it home in time for her evening finger of rum. I'll admit that Adam's book is funny and fast-paced, but [...]

    7. 3.5 solid follow up to windswept. i appreciate the strong characters. the plot is believable and well paced.

    8. This review orignally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 3.5 of 5I wasn't entirely thrilled with the first book in this series (see review here), finding it to be tremendously average. But when most of a book is centered around union rabble-rousing, it's challenging to develop an interesting sci-fi story. But it wasn't worth abandoning entirely and so I went in to this, the second book in the series, trying to keep an open mind.I liked this book much more.Padma Mehta was once a union la [...]

    9. Like a Boss surpasses Adam Rakunas's first novel Windswept - a surprising feat to accomplish when you consider just how good a novel Windswept is. The series has everything that makes for a scifi classic - a richly imagined world, a plot that is thrilling and thought provoking while successfully commenting on current issues, a diverse well developed cast of characters, and that touch of magic that comes from an author gifted with eloquence and imagination.The universe in which Like a Boss is set [...]

    10. It's time to abandon ship me mateys! And oh I be highly disappointed. I just re-read the first book of the series, windswept and gave it me second reflections. While I still loved that novel, I should have skipped this one completely. I made it to page 51 of 375. Two things made me grumpy: 1) the mention of Jackson Pollack (pg. 41) and 2) the bad guy (pg. 50).Now I have no real hatred of Jackson Pollack, but the mention of him was just so incongruous that I was taken aback and thrown out of the [...]

    11. Even better than Windswept! In Windswept, Padma started out somewhat self involved. She initially focused most, if not all of her attention on signing her last few Breaches so she could retire and buy the Windswept distillery. She eventually realized how much she had been ignoring people - her people. In Like a Boss, she starts out owning her distillery but also working one of the worst jobs available to make up for some of what she feels is her fault from the first book. She was an enjoyable ch [...]

    12. I loved the twists and turns in Windswept, Book One in the series. Once again Padma Mehta is in trouble. It all starts with the rum distillery and moves on from there. Like a Boss has some additional back story and world building along with a almost new cast of characters. There is a lot of trouble in the wind and Padma is the only one who can find the cause and a solution. Great follow up to Windswept. There is the same tension, plot surprise and humor that is a hallmark of the series. Can’t [...]

    13. This was an excellent book. I also read the first book in this series: Windswept. I plan to re-read both which is high praise for any sci-fi novels. These were not space opera combat novels. However, the insights to complex needs for planetary industry were provocative and very persuasive in content and structure as well as how the events were played out. I highly praise this author and his works. For your benefit I recommend reading them in sequence, but you will find this is not needed which i [...]

    14. Fantastic story. Not an actual follow up to Windswept, but rather a completely separate tale with some of your favorites from the past. Excellent pacing and plot. Great character development with much deeper psychological examination. A fast read with smooth transitions. Very much an A+ book in the Windswept Universe.

    15. A wonderful commentary about our modern world and current events, told in a creatively fictional story set on another world in another time. Union workers, non-union laborers, government conspiracies, financial mismanagement, racial disparity, back-stabbing, miscommunication, inequality this sequel to Windswept is even better than its predecessor, and I liked that one a lot!

    16. I had no idea that this book would address so many issues that seem so important in 2016. Because it's all about regular folks working together and not letting the elites divide them. Ain't no time to hate, people! I'm sticking with the Union!fedpeaches/2016/0

    17. I love when Sci-Fi reflects the struggles and difficulties of everyday life. This is that kind of Sci-Fi. I give this book my highest recommendation.

    18. I love this series. I love the fast paced, witty writing, and I wish we could count on padhma for decades. Looking forward to the next and final installment.

    19. Read my full review and others at Eyes and Books!eyesandbooks/reviews/litter/eyesandbooksGreat sequel to Windswept! No drop off in quality.

    20. Like a Boss is the sequel to Adam Rakunas’s rousing sci-fi novel, Windswept. I’m not sure if I enjoyed it quite as much as the first book, but it was a good companion when I was sick in bed with a cold.Former Union organizer Padma Mehta has finally achieved her dream: she’s bought her favorite distillery and settled into a well deserved retirement. Sure, she’s working a lowly slot in waste management too and lots of people are mad at her for the events of last book, but you can’t have [...]

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