Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan – Our Review
Our Review…Ian McEwen is a master story teller, and his latest book ‘Machines Like Me’ is a standout.
Set in 1980s London, McEwen brilliantly paints the alternative reality; Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher fights Tony Benn for dominance while Alan Turing has broken the bounds of artificial intelligence.
In love, Miranda and Charlie are a regular couple… until, they are drawn to purchase one of the first synthetic humans to hit the market.
What ensues is an ethical and moral dilemma, they must decide what really makes a human?
Can we synthesize the human spirit?
A love triangle, jealousy, our technological future and the dilemma of creating human machines.
This book really packs a punch, it stimulates the brain and a sense of wonderment. It is uncomfortable and alarming whilst being utterly thrilling.
I stayed up way too late reading this book, but it was worth it! I just couldn’t put it down.
A great book to really delve into deeply, and to lose yourself in philosophically.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books