We’ve been reading too much frivolous lady fiction around here, so we had to make time to read a Serious Book by an Important White Man. Our guest Amy used her human skills of persuasion to get us to read Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan, Finally, someone has dared to ask the questions: what if robots could have emotions and also working penises and also what if the UK had lost the Falklands War?
Readers advisory: Here.
Footnotes: “Archana and Chandni” by Iona Datt Sharma
“Ian McEwan: ‘Who’s Going to Write the Algorithm for the Little White Lie?'” by Tim Adams
“In McEwan’s Latest, The ‘Machine’ Is Too Much Like You” by Heller McCalpin
Candy Pairing: Amy says Fry’s Turkish Delight, Kait says a potato battery, Renata says Mystery Airheads.
Coming up next: American Royals by Katharine McGee.
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