This book was a mandatory read for a course I’m following, the main reason being the relationship between the humans and the AI, Adam. As someone who is actively studying the human relationship to technology, it was quite interesting to see the dynamic between Charlie, Miranda and Adam develop. I wish I would have bet money on how it would end though. Spoiler: the same way as every other fiction about this topic. Sympathy for the AI. All the political context seemed to be no more than a distraction from the predictability of the story. Why two stars? Because somehow I was still curious to see how little Mark would end up and how Miranda’s court case would turn out. It passed my time. Otherwise, pretty unnecessary book.
Hardcover, 333 pages
Published Nov. 12, 2019 by Alfred A. Knopf Canada.