Galatea 2.2 is perfect for me right now - a tale of a man broken down to the point of existential nihilism who finds stirrings of emotion and meaning within the AI and circuitry of a companion in the ether. The irony - that the intelligence in the computer might finally be more human that the protagonist - is not lost on me when I find myself struggling with spending more time with the people in my life than all my devices and gadgets.
Read this book if:
- You love language
- You are immersed in computers all day
- You occasionally feel unnecessary in life
- You really, really, really need a non-working vacation
RATING: 5 out of 5