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Dark Phase by [Davison, Jonathan]
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4.2 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 528 KB
  • Print Length: 277 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OYD79S
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #388,236 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It took a bit of getting in to but oh so worth it. Completely hooked. I have been recommending this to my friends (so it seemed only fair to write a review). It is so refreshing to read a book that encourages you to think as you read and reflect on it in-between times. With a main character who is clearly 'alien' yet empathetic; who struggles with freedom, control and a changing world. This is science fiction that does not rely on reams of description but allows you to understand the world you encounter in a similar way to that of the main character.
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Dark Phase is a pretty engrossing read. It has a pretty cryptic prologue, but it makes perfect sense by the end which is unexpected and requires the reader to apply some thought. (Actually I thought it a bit abrupt - maybe as I was just really enjoying the book and didnt want it to end!).

I would not really recommend this book to younger readers, it is quite adult in many respects and although not adult in explicit content, it might be a bit over some peoples heads!

I loved the dialogue, the author is particularly good at writing credible, interesting interaction. At no point did I think it was cliched or stock sci-fi fayre. The characters are good and stack up well and I enjoyed the mystery surrounding 'The Mother' and Sarazen's relationship with her which kept you wondering.

Other reviewers mention Asimov when comparing this book to others but I would not say that Dark Phase was trying to replicate the master's work, they just both happen to be about artificial intelligence and a possible future of our society. The ideas are good and the plot comes together nicely without too much reliance on techy jargon, enough is left to the imagination.

All in all, this is one of the best books I have read from an indie author and easily beats many others I have that have gone through the standard publishing houses.
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I really enjoyed this. The story was extremely well constructed, the main character was beautifully written, and the narrrative was excellent right through to the conclusion.

Missed out on a full 5 stars for a somewhat predictable antagonist, however did not detract from what was an excellent exploration of what it means to be human, a debate over moral principles, and whether or not what we are taught fixes our opinions for life. Give this a read, even if you are not a sci-fi fan
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Absolutely loved this book. A thought provoking read and hilarious in places. Cannot believe this was free! Classic sci-fi and highly recommended.
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I was recommended this by a friend as a sci fi book for those who don't like sci fi! I really enjoyed it. The characters are all believable and distinct, the story keeps you gripped to the end, and makes you think. I would read more books from this author, and will be recommending this to others.
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Dark Phase reminds me of some of those classic Asimov stories I read back in the nineties. The idea of synthetic lifeforms, especially ones as evolved as these androids. Sarazen is an intriguing characters and contains many human traits that make you sometimes forget exactly what or who he is. The malfunction of Cole is very similar to some of Susan Calvin's assignments and I'm pleased to say this story replicates the better parts of those stories.

Well written, a credit to the author and well worth getting for just a dollar. To quote the classic Robocop - `I'd buy that for a dollar!'
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This was a good take on the distinction between computers and sentient life, very thought provoking, fully recommended. Thanks to the author for releasing this for free.
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Hi. enjoyed the story, the main character was vey well done. the way the book ended really well and left me wanting more. I will be reading more from this author.
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