Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (61)

Idea taken from Breaking The Spine

Girl Parts by John M. Cusick.

"Hello, David. My name is Rose. It’s a pleasure to meet you. We are now entering minute two of our friendship. According to my Intimacy Clock, a handshake is now appropriate…"

David and Charlie are opposites. David has a million friends, online and off. Charlie is a soulful outsider, off the grid completely. But neither feels close to anybody. When David’s parents present him with a hot Companion bot to encourage healthy bonds and treat "dissociative disorder," he can’t get enough of luscious red-headed Rose — and he can’t get it soon.

Companions come with strict intimacy protocols, and whenever he tries anything, David gets an electric shock. Severed from the boy she was built to love, Rose turns to Charlie, who finds he can open up, knowing Rose isn’t real. With Charlie’s help, the ideal "companion" is about to become her own best friend.

In a stunning and hilarious debut, John Cusick takes rollicking aim at internet culture and our craving for meaningful connection in an uber-connected world.

This book sounds fun, super unique but close to heart as well. I really don't know what to expect of this book so I'm looking forward to it even more. Hopefully it comes out as well as the synopsis promises. What do you think of it?

Meet the hot companion on August 10th 2010


Diana Dang said...

Love your new layout!

Yea, that sounds like a really cute novel.

Sara said...

I'm so so excited for this one. I got it last week and I've been wanting to dive into it ever since!

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I grabbed a signed copy while at BEA yesterday! It sounds like a cool read. :)

stargirlreads said...

Oooh I'm waiting for this too!