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By Norma Miles on 09-15-17

How do you run from a giant?

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This is a wonderful book.
Narrated by the gentle voiced James Foster, with perfect pacing, understanding and modulation, he is Peter Harkness, a 'code' man, one of the fortunate few still to have a job in a world more frequently run by automatons, both grunt work types and, increasingly, the more intelligent AIs. They are replacing the human import in the great corporations and only the owners can still feel secure in their positions of power and wealth. After his brilliant work mate disappears, Peter knows that for him, too, no matter how valuable he seems to be, it is only a matter of time.

Perhaps this very spare introduction makes this story sound depressing. it is not. Quite the contrary, in fact. Beautifully written in the first person, the reader is right inside Peter's head, with his rambling ideas, the humour inherent in his situation and the simply delightful other characters, especially one of the robots who delivers packages necessary for his work. The book is short but filled to the brim, insightful in many ways, calling to the reader's inner being. For obvious reasons, more of this delightful story cannot here be rehearsed. Just to say buy it, enjoy the excellent meld of text and voice - then tell all of your friends. It will not disappoint.

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