Author(s): McEwan, Ian,
Date of Publication: 03/03/2020,
Pagination: 320 pages,
Published By: Vintage Publishing,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Science fiction
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 - and soon a love triangle forms, which leads Charlie, Miranda and Adam to a profound moral dilemma.
Can you design the perfect partner? What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives?
Provocative and moving, Machines Like Me explores whether a machine can ever truly understand the human heart.