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A young Puritan woman travels to the New World with her unwanted new husband. A Jewish refugee and professor of computer science struggles to reconnect with his increasingly detached wife. An isolated and traumatized young girl exchanges messages with an intelligent software program. A former Silicon Valley Wunderkind is imprisoned for creating illegal lifelike dolls. In dazzling and electrifying prose, Louisa Hall explores how the chasm between computer and human - shrinking rapidly with today's technological advances - echoes the gaps that exist between ordinary people.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062391193
Characteristics: 336 pages


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May 17, 2016

Too much uninteresting rambling and repetition from each character. Some interesting ideas but so much flotsam to wade through before getting there.

Chapel_Hill_SusanM Nov 17, 2015

Like Robopocalypse, you slowly piece the plot together - girls are getting attached to their lifelike AI dolls, and when the dolls are outlawed, the girls seem to go into comas. But like Cloud Atlas, a wide variety of voices across many eras tell the whole story - an early colonial girl, Alan Turing, the creator of the robots, and, finally, one of the robots itself. So good. Satisfying on literary, scientific, and emotional levels. Read it!

Oct 15, 2015

Very reminiscent of David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas in the structure and narrative voices. I loved this book and felt invested in all of the story lines individually and even more so at their intersections.

Aug 04, 2015

I really liked the premise of this book, but found the execution lacking.

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