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Rai Jones, a 25-year-old virgin, has never really seen the ocean, shot a gun, or made love to three Elven maidens at the same time... but he lives in a world where technology and drugs make all things possible. Powered by computers, his life is one big virtual fantasy in which Rai can do whatever he wants to do and be whoever he wants to be. Yet in reality, he's merely ave ...more
Paperback, 198 pages
Published August 24th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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DtotheEtotheB
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
23CR is dripping with elegant descriptions of imaginative futuristic artifacts and provocative relationships that will tease your mind for months. It's a short, well paced blend of edgy action and immersive detail with great characters. My advice: Scoop BoingBoing, and read this before it totally blows up.

The book really captures the confusion and social complexities of growing up online. The story cleverly takes place amidst empowering and problematic technologies that vary in maturity almost a
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Spinoze
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was very delighted to read this book. I believe it describes the state of mind of someone who has grown up with the internet. It is a nice Sci-fi book which partly shows the implications of today's trends in a cyber future. It is also a kind of philosophical story: It tries to tell us that whatever the technology of our time is, human beings will remain the same people with feelings, but also with a quest of justice and an attempt to follow an ethical and loving way of life.
Cathy Ames
Jan 24, 2014 rated it liked it
In the same vein as Her, but with more explosions, cats, sex robots, and Baudrillard.
Leandro Guimarães
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Quite some foul language, and that ridiculous idea of sex as a validation of love. But it was quite good all things summed.
Самуил Георгиев
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
The ending was really cliched and kinda ruined the whole closure. Everything else is good.
Christoph Trabert
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Interesting thoughts of what actually matters in live and love. And what is just "technology".
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