**Number One Sunday Times Bestseller**
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.
‘Funny, thought-provoking and politically acute…’ Sunday Times
‘An unsettling examination of the human condition. Bold, clever’ Sunday Telegraph
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Enthralled beginning to end
I loved this premise. I got lost at times in an internal debate about the age of the POV/narrator (I felt like I was reading a 70yo who wrote a 32yo) but this is truly brilliant regarding the mash of history and potential future and the moral dilemmas that could be faced as AI enters every day life. Evocative and beautiful as well as terrifying. I look forward to reading more. This is my first Ian McEwan.