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Genesis by Bernard Beckett
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Sep 03, 11

it was amazing
Read from September 02 to 03, 2011

I almost didn't read this.

After 5 or 6 pages, I realized this interview format was going to continue throughout most of the book. Not being a fan of lengthy narrative, especially the kind that tells the reader the story, I put it down. Then I did something I've never done: I read the last page.

Hooked. I finished the book that day.

Beckett carved a story within a story, both of which become engrossing. But the most powerful part of this story is the dialog between Art and Adam. Witty, sharp and fresh. The philosophical debate of where consciousness begins and ends, the difference between man and machine, the concept of the Idea... all revelatory and exciting.

And even though I peeked the last page, even though I knew the ending, I still didn't know the whole ending. When I finished, I put the book down with a deep satisfaction in my belly, having been taken on an unexpected thrill ride.

The red hair on the cover is a delicious hint.
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