Semmant by Vadim Babenko
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What was the problem in the book, and how was it solved?
Bogdan's main problem was never being satisfied with what he has. From beginning to end, this part of him never changed till he was put in the sanatorium and had no choice but to try and deal with his issues.
Did anyone in the book do something you did not like? Why?
Bogdan treated people very bad, especially the women in his life. No one could hold his attention. He was incapable of love which was very sad because he had so much going for him.
What kind of book is this? List three evidences of this
Fiction. There was a robot inside of a computer. The robot felt human emotion and at most times, to the reader, it didn't feel like Bogdan lived in the real world.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.
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A brilliant scientist creates a brilliant robot. Working together, they beat the stock market. But which one will survive the battle for love?
When Bogdan Bogdanov, a troubled cybernetics genius, creates Semmant, a robot living inside a computer, he feels on top of the world. Semmant takes on the capital markets and makes money with the ruthless efficiency of a machine. Bogdan grows richer by the day, but when he falls deeply for the irresistible Lidia, Semmant’s artificial mind faces a new challenge. The robot becomes involved in a genuine human drama and is forced to confront the cruelty of real life. He discovers the eternal joy of what it means to have free will, but it takes him to a destination no one could have predicted.
This is a tale of lust and affection, an erotically charged story of betrayal and murder. It explores the scope of human feelings from a truly unique point of view. Universal chaos and the strict laws of society; precise mathematical rules and the elusive nature of love: all interact and clash, working together and against one another. Tragedy looms, but free will fights back – bringing hope that lasts forever.
Genre – Literary Fiction
Rating – NC17
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