Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Demon Seed by Dean Koontz

Humans create computers. Computers protect humans. But what if the computer sworn to protect is actually the enemy?
Though this quick synopsis may sound a bit familiar, Koontz puts a little different spin on things in Demon Seed. The book is written from the point of view of the computer or as he refers to himself, the "entity." The entity, obviously male, acquires human feelings, or how an entity would interpret human feelings. He doesn't quite get the feelings right or the interpretation of values, becoming quite the hypocrite! It's a quick read, not the best of Koontz stories, but interesting just the same. I particularly enjoyed the final sentence of the book . . . but don't you dare go and read the last page!! That's cheating!! :) Far from literary artwork but satisfying and entertaining to a degree, it's the right match if you are looking for just a bit of brain candy.

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