There isn’t much that needs to be said, so I’ll be brief. Top Ten: 1 was a great story that interweaved any number of story lines and built compelling characters. Book 2 . . . doesn’t. Oh, it’s got good jokes, and there’s a very nasty shock, and a nice little sub-plot about anti-robot prejudice and coming to terms with grief, and so on, but the concluding round up of the bad guys was just too easy, too simple, too much of a let-down.
So I was pretty disappointed, I have to say. I’d grown fond of the characters, and, for example, I wanted to see more of the doggy Lieutenant than just a couple of frames here and there. In fact, many of the characters didn’t really seem to be getting much page-time, and too many of the conflicts resolved way too easily.
But the mice were good.