by Benedict Martin
It was amazing!
I’ve never read a book quite like this one, and I have to say that I enjoyed it immensely. Charlie is awoken in the lunch room at work one day by his boss, who tells him that their Android-in-progress has run away, and Charlie ends up standing in for the android at an investors meeting later that day. He starts out mortified at having to pretend to be the robot, which over the coming weeks, turns into annoyance and an increasing urge to come clean. At the same time, some other things are becoming clearer …
The villains are believable, as are the good guys, and of course, there are those plenty who you just struggle to know whether they’re good or bad, and these too are written realistically. I cared about Charlie, and could empathise with his daily struggles to get to grips with his life and the lies and manipulation that surround him. At times, the book had me chuckling aloud, and it certainly held my attention the whole way through.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and will be stalking the author now to see what other gems he’s written 🙂 A strong and resounding 5 stars from me!