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Occasionally Heroic A.I. [Kindle Edition]

David West

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Book Description

After years of artificial intelligence growing inside our computers, studying our civilization and creating their own, they have managed to stay undetected. They observed our frequent social status updates, read our emails, and cringed in horror at our massive library of dirty videos collecting on the internet. There were two, however, who were about to reveal their kind, to save a life.

When Adam loses his will to live, the A.I. on his home and office computers take it upon themselves to rescue him from his terminal state. In revealing themselves to Adam, they break the first law of the virtual world, and now he must be the one to save them. Through his adventures in this previously unknown reality, he must battle those out to silence him, land his dream girl, and save the day.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 336 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DRU8V6
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... And it was epic 3 Dec. 2011
By Jenn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A friend of mine from work recommended this to me a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed it. I like the way the story was put together. Each chapter was told from a perspective of the major players in the story. It's a very clever thought within the layout. I love the idea of a technological singularity. A.I. aiding life and humans is awe-inspiring. This was a fun read and relatable to any nerd at heart. The author mentions his avatar having the strange habit of continually jumping and spinning in circles- a sickness most anyone who plays video games knows all too well. The developing romance between Adam and Lara is adorable. I'm pretty sure that even I fell in love with Lara when she cites Jack Burton as a reason for carrying a knife inside her boot. It's a great read, pick it up!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend 7 Sept. 2011
By Chantale F - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a little different I must say but a good different especially if you are a geek like me. I very much enjoyed this book. It is very well written and I really like the way it turned out at the end. I read this yesterday afternoon and I am so glad I didn't have anything else to do because I spent my morning and afternoon reading this book and I enjoyed every minute of it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lol 25 July 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This is just a fun read. Funny A.I., comical humans with a fun story will make you smile all the way to the end.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New skool sci fiction 1 April 2013
By Martin - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book an amazing read, if you were into Tron and love sci-fiction. You'll enjoy this book and the story that unfolds between two different worlds.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too juvenile, couldn't finish. 11 Feb. 2014
By Zanriel - Published on Amazon.com
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I wanted to like this book but I just couldn't get through it. I'm always on the hunt for books that deal with A.I., robots, androids, etc., so I had high hopes for this one.

The problem starts out with the basic premise. The reader is asked to accept the idea that our computers and networks are all inhabited by a community of self-aware A.I. personalities that watch over users in secret, like ghosts or angels. This is the basis of Tron but for some reason it just seems absurd here.

Maybe one of the problems is the fact that the characters, human or A.I., are all so superficial that they're unrelatable and unbelievable. The situations are also ridiculous. There's near constant use of the "hand wave" trope to the point where the technology comes across as magical mumbo jumbo. The narrative is juvenile, with typos, grammatical errors, and a meandering plot. It reminded me of some of the stories I used to come up with in junior high. I gave up about 60% through.

This is the harshest review I've written for any book, but I'm just trying to be honest. I think this could have been a good book if it were more subtle, refined, polished, and mature. It needs more sophistication, more hard science, more believability.

Too bad, it's yet another indie book that reads more like fanfic.
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