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Machines Like Me The new novel from the master storyteller is his best in years and brilliantly McEwan, a moving love story and a mystery, yet, for all its gripping plotline one of the most ethically and morally layered novels written for our timesSet in s London, the story revolves around Charlie young and reckless, and in love with his upstairs neighbour, the enchanting Miranda whose hidden, murky past hangs between them He has spent his inheritance on the acquisition of one of twenty four highly developed robotic humans named Adam or Eve developed by Alan Turing after his success on the Enigma codebreaking machine, central to the Allies WWII victory As London is consumed by the huge protests over England and Argentina s Falklands War and Margaret Thatcher s jingoistic ambitions, Charlie courts Miranda, and his Adam finds himself central to their affair Great novelist that he is, McEwan pulls us into the question of what it means to love, what it means to be human in our fast changing times, and how precarious a construct is the world we live in and think we know



10 thoughts on “Machines Like Me

  1. says:

    Three days before, she had asked a mysterious question We were mid embrace, in the conventional position She drew my face towards hers Her look was serious She whispered, Tell me something Are you real I didn t reply. A few days ago, my sister introduced me to the bizarre world of soap cutting on Instagram For some reason I have been unable


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    When Ian McEwan gets it right boy does he get it right But when he gets it wrong he gets it very very wrong see Solar, Sweet Tooth etc Machines Like Me is very very wrong It s not good In fact, it s bad Really bad His handling of sexual assault and rape is problematic AF He makes androids boring the only good bit is when Charlie is mistaken for t


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    Greetings Let me introduce myself My name is Adam I live in North Clapham, London.My good friend, author Ian McEwan wrote a novel about me Readers say it s a richly entertaining story I m rather proud of it myself.The novel includes interesting history facts about famous people, lovable characters MEI m the STAR , my special friends Charlie and Miran


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    Although McEwan is one of my favorite writers and his previous book, Nutshell, is one of the most enjoyable books that I ve read, I was reluctant to start Machines like Me Reviews were mixed, which is quite normal for the author, and the alternative British history setting sounded off to me In the end, I enjoyed reading the thoughts of this smart author


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    Machines Like Me is a dumpster fire passing as a novel.It s supposed to be alternate history set in a variation of 1980s England, apparently to let McEwan have his fun renaming Tolstoy novels and point out that Thatcher was not a great pm duh and is also supposed to be about what happens when we build robots you mean humans can create something that has repe


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    At points in my reading of Machines Like Me, I toyed with the idea that Ian McEwan was experimenting with a daring novelistic conceit Could it be true that he was deliberately constructing a lame and lackluster plot involving two of the most unengaging characters I have encountered in fiction in order to insinuate that human beings are overrated as narrative sub


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    Charlie Friend is a lazy day trader in London who vacillates between bouts of grandiosity and worthlessness The ultimate early adopter, Charlie uses a recent inheritance to buy the first truly viable manufactured human with plausible intelligence and looks, believable motion and shifts of expression The robot s name is Adam, which suggests what the creators must thi


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    Celebrity Death Match Special Machines Like Me versus L invit eLooking back, as is so often the case, it was inevitable Miranda and I were short of money I had a story to tell which was still unusual With a little help the part I hated most was the nature of the help I found it easy to transpose the events of that fateful year into a novel It sold well, and our bank bal


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    Imperfect but better than I expected and with a satisfying conclusion while exploring relevant themes 3.5 stars I m sure we ll treasure the literature of the past, even as it horrifies us We ll look back and marvel at how well the people of long ago depicted their own shortcomings., how they wove brilliant, even optimistic fables out of their conflicts and monstrous inadequ


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About the Author: Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970 and later received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of East Anglia.McEwan s works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories First Love, Last Rites the Whitbread Novel Award 1987 and the Prix F mina Etranger 1993 for The Child in Time and Germany s Shakespeare Prize in 1999 He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction numerous times, winning the award for Amsterdam in 1998 His novel Atonement received the WH Smith Literary Award 2002 , National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award 2003 , Los Angeles Times Prize for Fiction 2003 , and the Santiago Prize for the European Novel 2004 He was awarded a CBE in 2000 In 2006, he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel Saturday and his novel On Chesil Beach was named Galaxy Book of the Year at the 2008 British Book Awards where McEwan was also named Reader s Digest Author of the Year.McEwan lives in London.


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