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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
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An absorbing thought experiment
🧡There are so many cultural touchstones for me in this whip smart dystopia. It’s got iRobot’s hyper-advanced AI running the world. There are the mind numbing drugs of Brave New World keeping people docile. And there’s something very Winston and Julia from 1984 about the way the two main human characters, Paul and Mary Lou, awaken to the reality of their existence. Plus the charm of Marty Mcfly getting to grips with a hoverboard in Back to the Future when they learn how to read.
💚 The plot is a slow burn, but the symbolism and the questions raised throughout are fascinating, tackling everything from the morality of advanced technology to the role of religion.
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SQUAWKING THE TALK
🎧 A thoroughly well-produced audiobook. Loved that there were two narrators for the three main characters, with Robert Fass doing double duty as the voices of Spofforth and Paul.
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In a world where the human population has suffered devastating losses, a handful of survivors cling to what passes for life in a postapocalyptic, dying landscape. A world where humans wander, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. A dying world of no children and no art, where reading is forbidden. And a strange love triangle: Spofforth, who runs the world, the most perfect machine ever created, whose only wish is to die; and Paul and Mary Lou, a man and a woman whose passion for each other is the only hope for the future of human beings on Earth.
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