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A Working Theory of Love - review - Scott Hutchins

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MECHANICS OF LIFE The main character builds a sentiment computer system that allows him to speak with his late father

A Working Theory of Love

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
publisher:
Penguin
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

What makes a man? In this terrific debut novel, A Working Theory of Love, emotionally adrift divorcé Neill Bassett Jr. is trying to build the world’s first sentient computer program. After inputting 20 years of his late father’s diaries, he holds conversations with a pixelated personality that seems just like his dad — discussing his life, his childhood, and his current romantic woes. Throughout, Hutchins hits that sweet spot where humor and melancholy comfortably coexist. A-