Book Discussion Group: Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Jenny Richardson-Schlötter

The book of the evening is Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan.

Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever – a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan’s subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: what makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? (amazon.de)

Come along and take part in our lively discussion. Newcomers welcome.

€ 5,- /3,- erm./FV 2,-
engl. Sprache

15. October 2019
19:30

Veranstaltungsort:

DAI - Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Gleißbühlstraße 9 90402 Nürnberg