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Frankissstein
Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
From 'one of the most gifted writers working today' (New York Times) comes an audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with Mum again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryogenics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead... but waiting to return to life. But the scene is set in 1816, when nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley writes a story about creating a non-biological life-form. 'Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.' What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet? Jeanette Winterson shows us how much closer we are to that future than we realise. Funny and furious, bold and clear-sighted, Frankissstein is a love story about life itself.
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readordierachel
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"What is the point of progress if it benefits the few while the many suffer?"

This is my first book by Winterson and I greatly enjoyed it. Sharp, funny, lots of food for thought. Toggles back and forth between the near future (sexbots and the rise of AI) and the past (Mary Shelley conceiving Frankenstein!). Many layers and ideas.

(However, TW for a pretty intense rape scene)

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Kalalalatja
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#WeeklyForecast - I finally got started on Frankissstein, so that‘s my print pick for the week. I don‘t think I‘ll have time to read another print book this week, but I have some audio picks lined up:
🎧 American Kingpin by Nick Bilton
🎧 Good Habits, Bad Habits by Wendy Wood

Have a great Sunday Littens! ❤️

Daisey Sounds like a good plan! 7d
Megabooks American Kingpin rocks!! 🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️ 7d
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Dolly
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Adult, sci-fi, strange, LGBTQ, cryogenics, and sex dolls - story including Shelly, Byron, and Stein. Good -very good.
For those who like something out of the ordinary.

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Bookboss
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I have taught Frankenstein, so this book was intriguing. The story switches viewpoints from Mary Shelley writing her novel to a character named Ry, a doctor, who is exploring the development of artificial intelligence and robotics. I would have liked more character development, but the story is engaging. It raises more questions about its subject than it answers, and I love books that give me more to think about.

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meli.hooker
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Currently reading and loving 💗📚

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The.Intentional.Reader
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Coffee and a great book = perfect Fall combo 🍁🍂

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Centique
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My first Winterson and I thoroughly enjoyed it. She is so adept with novels and themes that she can play with structure and sentences and make UP become DOWN like some kind of literary juggler. And all the while I‘m watching the things in her hands, applauding myself when I recognise spinning tea kettles and toasters.
All of which is to say that Winterson plays with the novel Frankenstein and the life of Mary Shelley - a subject I love ⬇️

Centique She creates a kind of mirror image of the stories and themes in the near future, broadening them to encompass AI, transgender and non binary states of being, intellect versus body versus soul. It‘s a spinning top of a book that will make you breathless but may also leave you with unanswered questions. 😍 (edited) 1mo
JennyM Great review - I‘m stacking! 1mo
Moray_Reads I saw Winterson at the Edinburgh Book Festival and she sort of performed some sections of the books using film and sound, recreating some of the conversations and it was brilliant 1mo
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LeeRHarry Fab review 😊 I‘ve read this and enjoyed it, clever and well done. 1mo
Bookishthoughts Great review! 1mo
Kaddele I nearly bought this a few days ago but picked something else in the end - will definitely grab it next time. 1mo
Lindy Lovely review! If you‘d like a suggestion where to turn next in Winterson‘s oeuvre, I suggest 1mo
Centique @JennyM thanks Jenny! 😘 1mo
Centique @Moray_Reads wow that sounds amazing! Hope she comes to our city book festival sometime 🤞🤞 1mo
Centique @Kaddele it‘s definitely different to anything else I‘ve read, strange and brilliant. Hope you enjoy it 😊 1mo
Centique @Lindy thanks - I will! PS read your last blog post and stacked LOADS of them 👏👏👏 1mo
Lindy @Centique 🤗 I‘m pleased to know people read my blog. 1mo
Centique @Lindy that was my first time discovering it but now I‘ll read it regularly 😊 If you remember you can tag me when you post a link here (or I‘ll try and remember when I‘m watching Booktubers do end of month wrap ups - I love those too) 1mo
Lindy @Centique Will do! 😘 1mo
readordierachel Fantastic review! I'm excited for this one. 1mo
rohit-sawant Terrific review! Stacking! 1mo
Centique @rohit-sawant thanks Rohit! Yes I think you would like this 😋 1mo
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Bookboss
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I am looking forward to this one!

Branwen I liked this one a lot! 1mo
readordierachel It sounds great! 1mo
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Lindy
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I obviously made some great reading choices in October because out of 28 books, over half were 5-star reads. There's a round up on my blog: https://lindypratch.blogspot.com/2019/11/october-reading-round-up.html

Rissreads Wow! That is alot of books! Do you spend alot of time reading? Or do you read fast? I've struggled this month and I'm not really sure why. I haven't struggled to read like this in a couple of years. 1mo
Lindy @Rissreads I spend 4 hours a day reading (sometimes more) and I read fast. I count audiobooks, picture books and graphic novels in my totals. Some people are more productive with their spare time. I read. 🤓 1mo
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Kalalalatja
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I took an #audiowalk to the library to pick up the tagged book. But after a quick browse, I came home with four extra books 😅

#readathon

Texreader I loved Eleanor and Park 2mo
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Christine
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This book was a crazy trip, which I mostly enjoyed, though I think I missed some of the historical/literary references! But I did get some of them and was frequently entertained. Jeanette Winterson‘s writing is so great that I will follow her on any journey, no matter how disorienting or how partially equipped I may be to take it. 💞

Reviewsbylola I used to love her books but I haven‘t read any in years! 2mo
Christine @Reviewsbylola I‘ve only started reading her in the Litsy era. Seems like we‘re both lucky to have more of her books ahead of us! :) 2mo
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Owlizabeth
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Picked up my hold from the #library and wondering if I should read Frankenstein first - I‘ve never read it and I worry the parallels will be lost on me. Thoughts?

Cathythoughts Don‘t know ??!! 🤔. Give it a go 2mo
ravenlee Frankenstein is really good, and it‘s a pretty quick read. I haven‘t read the other, but I say start at the beginning! 2mo
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Catsandlit
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Creative parallel storylines with love and wit had me on board until the second half of the book. I like the imagining of Mary Shelley as she was writing Frankenstein and the exploration of life of Ry. Unfortunately the ends of both storylines fell flat for me- with scenes that seemed unnecessary and left me wanting and not in the right way.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🍁🍂📖🍂🍁 1mo
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SkeletonKey
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Frankissstein is upsetting me.

But I need to make it through Baltimore Comic-Con somehow, con season has me burnt out. One more left after this and I can hibernate for a while.

#comiccon #conreading

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Booksnchill
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamSlaughter #monsters @Clwojick I don‘t have many classic monster books but here are 2 on a theme!

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Branwen
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Good morning littens! 💕 In the lobby, having some breakfast and waiting for day two of the MLA conference to begin. Does anyone else struggle at things like this where there are hundreds of people? Don't get me wrong, I love it so far and am learning a lot, but being around so many people all day is wearing me out and making me a bit anxious. It makes me feel so defective! 😶

ljuliel I‘m not in a situation where I‘m around huge crowds any longer but it never bothered me. I‘m a people- watcher, so I enjoy watching what others are doing, saying, wearing, reading, eating.... Maybe I‘m just nosy ? As for you feeling defective, you are no more defective than anyone else sharing the planet. We all have flaws, some on the outside, some inner. You are just as good as everyone else. Never forget it. 2mo
ljuliel PS - Eat a donut 🍩 for me since I don‘t have one. 😊 2mo
Trashcanman I can't do big crowds unless it's a stimulus I care about. Crowds, bright lights and lots of noise can make me have an episode. 2mo
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Caroline2 I totally get it. I find big crowds so overwhelming and they just make me want to crawl back to bed. Hang in, and look forward to getting into bed in your pjs with a book at the end of the day. 😉 2mo
DaveGreen7777 I know what you mean! If I‘m going to a crowded event, I have to mentally prepare myself beforehand. Even those concerts I go to, I feel nervous going through the crowds! 😩 2mo
LauraJ Yep. Leaves me exhausted. 2mo
megzlynn I agree. I need like a day to myself to recover after events. 2mo
LeeRHarry I can feel overwhelmed too, had a panic attack leaving a rugby match once 😔 2mo
Branwen @ljuliel @Trashcanman @Caroline2 @DaveGreen7777 @LauraJ @megzlynn @LeeRHarry Thank you so much everyone for your kind words, personal stories, and encouragement. 💕 It always makes me feel better to know that I'm not alone. I love you guys! 😊💕 Thank you! 2mo
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SkeletonKey
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“Shelley adores towers, woods, ruins, graveyards, any part of Man or Nature that broods.”

Same, Shelley, same.

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Branwen
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When your book kind of matches your flowers! 😁🏵 I'm really happy with how well my balcony mums are doing so far this season!

#fallisbooked #pumpkin @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Great photo! 🎃🍂🍁 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🎃🧡 2mo
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Lindy
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By the way, I think it‘s sad that Libby didn‘t manage to get a cover image to go with the digital audiobook.

readordierachel That is sad. It's a cool cover, too. 2mo
Christine Odd! I‘m listening to this via the (otherwise inferior) service offered by one of my libraries (RBdigital) and it‘s having no problem displaying the cover. 2mo
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Lindy
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Smart, witty & feminist. Alternating storylines—early 19th c and science-fictional near future—fit together like puzzle pieces. I love the mirroring of all the characters: author Mary Shelley = trans person Dr Ry Shelley; poet Lord Byron = sexbot magnate Ron Lord; author John Polidori = journalist Polly D, etc. “What is your substance? Whereof are you made?” Literary allusions & philosophical musings anchor the playfulness. A wonderful #audiobook

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Lindy
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“An iPhone is not a human right,” Victor said mildly. “Privacy is.”

Cathythoughts 👍🏻 2mo
Bibliogeekery I can't WAIT to read this! Is it good?? 2mo
Lindy @Bibliogeekery I am loving it. Only an hour left in the audiobook but I must be social at a family thanksgiving gathering so I won‘t finish today. 2mo
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SkeletonKey
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It finally came in!! Starting it now!

This book sounds like so many things I love all in one and that makes me nervous, haha.

hlgreenfield I really enjoyed that book. Weird for sure, but a fantastic read. it made me want to re-read Frankenstein loved the Mary Shelley stuff! 2mo
Bibliogeekery Can't wait to read this one! 2mo
AlobelThee I'll have to check this out sometime. I'm looking forward to seeing your review! 2mo
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SkeletonKey @AlobelThee - Just fyi, this book had a ton of upsetting ideas about trans people and incorrect medical things related to transition so read with caution. 2mo
AlobelThee @SkeletonKey Thanks for the note; I'll watch the review articles on this before checking out the book. - I'd rather be in the mood for The Royal Ballet version of Frankenstein 😄 wish I could really get to seeing it in ballet theatres. 2mo
SkeletonKey @AlobelThee - Me too! 2mo
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Lindy
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-Women are not body parts.
-How is a man supposed to give a woman a compliment then? said Ron.
I won‘t get into my politics, said Claire. I will just tell you that you can say the following to a woman:
what intelligent eyes she has
what a beautiful soul she has
what deep understanding she has
what fine dress sense she has.
-Is that all? said Ron.
-Think of it like practicing the piano. Get those right and we can try some other pieces.

readordierachel Ha! I like that. I would love to be complimented on my fine dress sense. 2mo
Lindy @readordierachel 😁💃 2mo
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Lindy
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Maybe being a bodysnatcher is bad for my joie de vivre.

Aimeesue Winterson!❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Lindy @Aimeesue Her writing is so sharp. I love it too. 😊 2mo
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Becker
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Well...one storyline was magical and written in velvety prose. The other storyline was something quite different. I much preferred the 1st over the 2nd though I‘m sure there will be those that feel the opposite. The book has merit, that‘s for sure but I feel it was written to make a statement as opposed to making art. Nothing wrong with that but it failed to win me over. If the whole book were like the 1st storyline it would be a 5 ⭐️ for me.

Emilymdxn I felt like that. I‘ve got nothing against considering the issues considered in the second storyline but every character seemed like a debating mouthpiece rather than a person and it got exhausting. 2mo
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Lindy
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Humankind cannot bear very much reality. That is why we invent stories.

Ruthiella True that! 2mo
Tanisha_A YES. I feel that with sleep too at times. Even though at a point the body received the amount of sleep it needed, you just want to sleep more so the brain could avoid reality time for a bit long. 2mo
Lindy @Tanisha_A I can sympathize. I am also wistful at the thought of getting the sleep my body needs, after a night of severe insomnia. 2mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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This book, which I really enjoyed even as it got weirder & weirder & yet somehow remained interesting (and always well-written), defies easy description. One storyline follows Mary Shelley & the writing of Frankenstein, the other follows a transgender doctor falling in love with a specialist in AI who is partnering with a cryogenics lab & a man manufacturing sexbots. Yes Winterson ties it all together, yes it somehow works, yes it is a good read.

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“I want to live long enough to reach the future.”

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TracyReadsBooks
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It‘s a dark and stormy night so I‘m going with this one for my next book. Seems appropriate.

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Well-ReadNeck
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SkeletonKey FINALLY! 2mo
Tex2Flo Love love love her (edited) 2mo
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ONH
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“I brooded upon the nature of my own mind. Yet when my heart stops, so must my mind. No mind, however fine, outlasts the body.” 🧟‍♂️🧠💜

Back from a weekend on the road and was so excited to return home to Winterson‘s newest release!! She‘s one of my favorite authors, and she keeps getting better!

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TracyReadsBooks
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It wasn‘t only the library that got #bookmail today—I came home to find this book waiting for me! Interweaving stories about Mary Shelley, & the writing of Frankenstein, with Brexit, a transgender doctor falling in love with a professor prominent in the field of AI, a divorced man living at home with his parents & ready to make his fortune selling sex dolls & a cryogenics facility in Arizona, this book promises to be a very entertaining read.🤞

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charl08
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Loved it! One of those books that makes you think about an issue - I can't say I ever much wondered about AI but I'm now wondering what I can read about it!

BookNAround If you‘re interested in fiction about AI, Plum Rain by Andromeda Romano-Lax is fantastic. 3mo
charl08 @BookNAround thanks! 3mo
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overtheedge
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#netgalley #Frankissstein
Remarkable and absorbing, this is a intellectual and philosophical novel and one of the best, and most relevant I've read in s long time.
Transgendered Dr. Ry Shelley, living in Britain, falls in love with Victor Stein, a professor of Artificial Intelligence. It made me stop, think and consider so many times about so many things.
Ron Lord and his SexxBots and XXBots were one of the best parts, with its Teledildonics

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ReadingEnvy
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Okay I waited as long as I could to give in and read this ARC. I read all 345 pages last night, which also happened to be Jeanette Winterson's 60th birthday. She interweaves Mary Shelley with a 21st century transgender doctor named Ry - both are obsessed in different ways with concepts of bodies and creation. Themes of gender, found families, sex, creation, and love flow throughout but it's delightful to read and I devoured it.

charl08 Nice timing! I've taken a lot longer but enjoying it. 4mo
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charl08
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men, women and children worked twelve-hour days spinning the wealth of the world‘s richest city –and were going home to disease, hunger, cold and a life expectancy of thirty years? Communism must have seemed like the best possible solution. It is the best possible solution, I said, but human beings can‘t share. We can‘t even share free bicycles. We were passing a canal with yet another orange bike upended in the green water.

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Redwritinghood
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This was a very clever book. The often comedic tone belies a more serious look at the question of whether consciousness, or the person, can ever be separated from the physical body. This question is explored in both modern terms (AI, sexbots, transgender, evangelical religion), and less modern times (the life of Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, feminism). Winterson also takes time to get in a few jabs at US, British, and Brazilian leaders, and Brexit.

charl08 Still reading this: really enjoying it, but so different from the other nominees I've read so far. 4mo
Redwritinghood @charl08 This is #6 of the 13 for me. I‘m struggling with Orchestra. 4mo
Redheadrambles @redwritinghood so pleased you enjoyed this one, as you know it‘s my favourite:) Ah Orchestra- is he in Cyprus yet ? 4mo
Redwritinghood @Redheadrambles No, still tending chickens. 🙄 4mo
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charl08
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What father does not name his child? asked Shelley .
One who is terrified of what he has created, I said.
Well, then, Mary, it is for you to decide. You are father and mother to this tale. What will you name your creation?

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charl08
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The gifts of our nature seem not to modify the manner of our behaviour.

Bibliogeekery Can't wait to read this one! #queerbooks 4mo
Bibliogeekery Also, great photo! 4mo
charl08 @Bibliogeekery it's living up to a great run of #Booker longlist books for me. 4mo
charl08 @bibliogeekery and thank you! 4mo
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annamatopoetry
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Just recently found out that this exists thanks to @Emilymdxn (paying attention? Me? Not gonna happen), and since I'm a a decent size Winterson fan (used to be a huge fan but there have been some duds lately) and my husband is a huge Mary Shelley fanboy it's a given. I'd order it from the UK, but my TBR list is huge, so I'll wait for the US release date in October.

Emilymdxn Glad to be of service! Hope you like it 4mo
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kathedron
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Ugh, just NO!
Interesting themes (AI, its parallels with Frankenstein, machine learning, personhood) and I liked the Shelleys' sections. The contemporary bits are a hot mess of ideas spouted by infuriating "characters": vulgarian Ron Lord; superior Victor Stein pontificating while fetishizing Ry's body.
Is the single entendre a thing? The brain is not the primary organ here!
AI? I've little faith in *human* intelligence on this showing.

rmaclean4 This was on my Booker TBR...maybe I will hold off and see if it makes the short list. 4mo
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Emilymdxn
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I didn‘t hate this but I didn‘t love it as much as others from the #bookerprize2019 longlist, I‘m trying to be strict about not saying ‘they‘re all great!‘ I adored the Mary Shelley plot and would have given a 5* review to a whole book of that. The modern plot felt like political mouthpieces having a debate, and I wasn‘t sure the graphic sexual assault was worth including

kathedron Ry spent a lot of energy and attention defending their body one way or another throughout the book and I don't think the sexual assault really added anything else to that theme, especially as there were no repercussions and it was kind of "it's awful but it happens. What's next?" 4mo
Emilymdxn @kathedron absolutely agreed. I‘m not against reading about sexual violence in books, I would wanna ban it, but I felt it was thrown in on top of a lot of other material and then ignored. I don‘t like sexual violence being written about in a way that‘s like ‘then this event happened then this event happened‘, I think it‘s more meaningful to cover one oppressive event and examine it than stack them up on top of each other 4mo
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kathedron
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I'm a hundred pages in, now, and (predictably enough) am enjoying the bits with the Shelleys and really disliking the bits with the sexbots. What's the verdict, dear Littens? Shall I persevere? #bookerprizelonglist

Emilymdxn I‘m just getting to the end of this one now and I‘ve found it worth reading though I feel the same as you about the different plots. The characters from the sexbot plot do keep being big presences but there‘s less in the way of ‘here are some sexbots‘ going forward. I think the Shelleys plot makes it worth it personally. Tw for quite sudden sexual violence I wasn‘t expecting in the modern plot later on 4mo
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Emilymdxn
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After being quiet/ill/travelling for so many days I am back in play and making a bit of a return to reading! I‘ve got to Marseille and am trying to take it a bit easy after being ill but I‘m doing a lot better and feeling good now. Happy to finally be back on track with #bfcr3 - how are we doing team? @Megabooks @bromeliad @Tineke @tjwill @cewilf @cobwebmoth @KathyWheeler @TheEllieMo @guinsgirlreads @wanderinglynn

bromeliad Yay, I'm so glad to hear it! I'm moving today so this week has been crazy for me, but I'm super happy to be getting into the new place--we've been crashing on my fiance's ex-roommate's couch for the last 3 weeks! 4mo
Beatlefan129 Your teapot is so cute! 4mo
cobwebmoth I'm glad you're starting to feel better! I'm not able to do much physically this week, but I'm trying to not get too discouraged. 4mo
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Megabooks So glad you‘re doing better!! I‘m unveiling a new goal tomorrow at check in! 😉😊 4mo
tjwill I‘m glad you‘re feeling better. My week has been so-so for my goals. 4mo
guinsgirlreads Good to hear! 4mo
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Simona
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I liked the general message of this book - the fear of changes and the questions/doubts about the future remains the same. 200 years ago or now, we still ask ourselves the same questions. I liked the part of the story about Mary Shelly, but I didn‘t liked the chapters from the present days. In these chapters are too many topics that remain just that - topics, there isn‘t any serious characterization, some parts are like reading ... 👇

Simona .... textbooks ... The story is fun, readable, but I think that doesn‘t represents Booker‘s motto “fiction at is finest”. #BookerPrize2019 4mo
Cathythoughts Interesting review! It‘s not one I‘m drawn too 4mo
Simona @Cathythoughts Not my cup of tea either, I read it just because it‘s on Booker longlist 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
batsy I love anything about Frankenstein and Mary Shelley, but after I read this one by Winterson and didn't like it, I'm wary of reading more 4mo
Simona @batsy I‘ll share with you some of my dirty secrets - Frankenstein is still in my TBR pile, and I‘m not interested in Winterson‘s work. Frankissstein was my first book by her ... 🤭🤫🤗 Your review of The Gap of Time is pretty hard and can also be transferred to the Frankissstein. 4mo
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charl08
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London is perpetual; a constant streaming present hurrying towards a receding future.

3 pages in and I want to quote the whole book.

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charl08
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I am not as well-found as that dormouse disappearing into a crack in the rock. I am a poor specimen of a creature, except that I can think.

brit91 Beautiful!🌹🌺🌷🥀 4mo
readordierachel Oh, I really want to read this. 4mo
charl08 @brit91 @readordierachel it's brilliant so far! 4mo
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Thoroughly entertaining. This made me laugh, empathise with both a trans Tdoctor & a crass sex bot entrepreneur, and think about AI differently. Winterson takes Mary Shelly‘s idea of ‘creating a monster‘ in Frankenstein as a jumping off point - part of the story is set in 1816 & told from Mary‘s point of view - great insights. I loved the scenes with Dr Ry & Ron. Can we create intelligent life forms? Ron shows the base ways men would use them.

Blaire This sounds great!! Nice review. 4mo
Abailliekaras @Blaire thank you! 4mo
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BookwormM
Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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Pickpick

#BookerPrize2019

4 ⭐️ loved this modern retelling of Frankenstein with AI & Robots

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2920142439

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KathrynElise
Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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1. A foundation of messy paperwork, paths of biscuit crumbs, rainbow skies, forests of overgrown trees, with dogs and unicorns roaming free for petting purposes 🌴🐶🦄🌈

2. Google maps, Weatherzone and Uber Eats... have to think practically 😉

3. A receipt 💸

4. Picture from the weekend of my sister and I at Pinot and Picasso (I.e. wine and paint) 🍷🎨

5. Hi there @catiewithac @ephemeralwaltz @AJBowers 👋🏼

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Your island 💗👏🏻👏🏻! Sweet photo too🤗 5mo
KathrynElise Haha thanks! 😊 Pretty sure I could move there tomorrow 🏝 @Eggs 5mo
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