Book Discussion Group: Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan
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,-
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