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A remarkable story, well read by Andrew McFerrin.
The idea is a simple one - what is it to be human? Can a child who has lost his body of flesh and blood, had it replaced with something synthetic, still be a child? And what, too, is a monster, a metal killing machine or the organic beings without thought or kindness to others? It is certainly thought provoking but never heavy. The story is well written, well paced, often moving but never sentimental. it is also fascinating for the glimpses were are given into the everyday life a an Amish community.
I would most sincerely recommend this book.
The story is both touching and thrilling, the narrator's performance is pretty good and in my opinion matches the spirit of the book.
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What a fantastic story, and so much more than your typical sf thriller... The insights into autism were fascinating and honestly realized... The snapshots into the mind of Frank were beautifully imagined and informative... The blurring of science and humanity were touching, yet disturbing... The realistically described Amish lifestyle and philosophy worked w/ the story well and were richly painted... The Frankenstein comparison is easy due to story and title, deservedly so, but reminded me quite a bit of the movie D.A.R.Y.L.
You might think you know who the monsters and sociopaths are when you start, and you'll be entirely wrong... Eye of the beholder and all that;)
An underated portion of this book will be the deft humor in its pages... Sometimes sarcastic, sometimes flippant and dark, sometimes honest and innocent, but always timely and apt... Some very fantastic action sandwiched between some exceptionally wrought inner musings and dialogue...
The #Anonymous analogous group helping behind the curtain, and in front of it towards the end lent flair to the overall story. Not to mention deep consideration to the manifesto and actions of such all too real groups... Read it one sitting which resulted in a sleepless night as I could not countenance stopping... The narrator was ideally suited for the reading and characters... Enough gushing, just read it already... (Might we be seeing Frank and Doc again??? Hmmmmmm)
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