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3.0 out of 5 stars What a load of Waffle, 12 Jan 2011
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Magical it's not.
Factually accurate (probably). I found the facts interesting, but I was expecting some decent illustrations, rather than the few tiny photographs and diagrams which were almost unintelligible.
The "Quest for mechanical life" is extended to include real life in Hollywood at the making of "Freaks" and "The wizard of Oz" - interesting facts in themselves, but nothing to do with automata.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this one at all costs, 9 Mar 2009
This review is from: Edison's Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life (Paperback)
This was one of the worst written books I have come across for some considerable time. It reads like a school project and is devoid of both original thought and historical knowledge. The greatest mystery is how a respectable firm could publish and disseminate such drivel ...
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